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Burning Legs

Hi, my dad has been complaining that his legs feel like they are burning all night long. Any ideas what this could be from?? Thanks

veronica butterfly, ADN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Urg Care, LTC, Rehab.

Are they swollen, good pulses? any discoloration? could be venous or arterial insufficiency. usually with arterial insufficiency, a person will feel burning or aching after activity, not at night as far as I know. with venous insuffiency, he would have swollen legs/edema, maybe brownish, shiny skin, usually not as much pain. does he have diabetes, maybe it's neuropathy? he should see his doc and get it checked out.

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