Legs Hurt!!!!!!!

By doggier Latest Reply 2013-04-02 19:48:11 -0500
Started 2013-01-07 15:06:45 -0600

What is the difference between neurapathy(sp) and arthritis(sp)? My legs hurt so bad. I have always had knee problems, but now my legs ache. Can the doctors tell the difference. Yes, I am overweight and this does not help my legs but I am trying to get the weight off. My legs have never hurt like this. Can my DC friends help me please and give my their experience? Thank you everyone.

5 replies

lorider70 2013-04-02 19:48:11 -0500 Report

Also have neuropathy and arthritis and getting too cold worsens both very rapidly. Old age also seems to worsen it considerably.

lilbit2012 2013-03-03 21:15:54 -0600 Report

I have both as well and I am only 33 yrs old Osteoarthritis and neuropathy.. I agree jayabee52 that it is strongly painful and I bet it will be even worst when I get old

jayabee52 2013-01-07 22:54:40 -0600 Report

I have both Osteoarthritis AND neuropathy. My arthritis when it flares up is like there is a pressure and inflammation on the particular joint affected. And sometimes it feels like bone on bone pain inside the joints.

In my neuropathy both my legs have a burning sensation from the knees to the toes. Plus from my elbow to fingertips I have a pins and needles feeling, kinda like the limb has "fallen asleep" when you lay wrong on it, but it is in both arms. And here lately I get sharp shock like pains in the palms of my hands.


ShellyLargent 2013-01-07 15:21:37 -0600 Report

I have RA in my right ankle and neuropathy pain in both legs and feet. For me, the difference is the type of pain I feel… My RA aches from deep in the joint and then radiates out, mostly a dull ache. It gets worse with cold and wet weather, like today… It's snowing like crazy! My neuropathy pain is usually very sharp, stabbing, and comes and goes, almost like a throbbing, but very sharp. It doesn't seem to have any triggers like my RA, it's just there. I take gabapentin now for the neuropathy pain. It works for the most part for most of the pain and discomfort. Once in a while it seems to have no effect, but those days are far and few in between.