I have had ongoing pain in both legs since 1999, I have seen ortho, which did a OATS procedure, and a bakers cyst in 99.on my knee. The pain fells like a fire sensation, severe muscle jerks in arms , legs.It also hurts if i put to much pressure on legs such as my 20 lb dog sitting on me. I have seen nerologist, and RA. I have been on Topamax, on lyrica and other pain medications. My muscles get weak in legs and arms, I sometimes have to use wheelchair to weak to walk for any distance. But I am able to ride my bike. I sleep very little due to the burning in legs and jerking. Any Suggestions would be appreciated. I am 55 years old. Thank You, Diane
The burning sensations in arms and legs, combined with weakness and TENDER muscles suggest a muscle process rather than a process involving bones or nerves. A rheumatologist is the right kind of doc, and I suggest researching chronic muscle disorders such as polymyalgia rheumatica. The work-up will depend primarily on a large amount of labwork.
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