For a few years now I have been suffering with pain in the front of my lower legs and feet. I was able to bare with it and it mostly came after a lot of walking. But, this year it has gotten a lot worse. It is hard to describe on some days and the pain can be different. Most of the time my lower legs feel like I walked a marathon although I have been resting and they ache. Sometimes my lower legs have a burning pain. My foot pain also changes. Most of the time the pain is on the top of the foot near toes, but if I go walking the entire foot can hurt really badly like I just walked on rocks the entire time.
I have been seeing my general doctor, a podiatrist and a neurologist for months now (since last year), but I have yet to find a cause. I have blood tests, nerve conduction studies, an EMG etc and nothing was found. Although my neurologist did say I have a pinched nerve in my back, she said there was no nerve damage found and the pain isn't going from my back down my leg. It only starts from my lower leg. I do not have diabetes and my blood sugar level is normal. I have high cholesterol and take simvastatin . I just finished therapy with my podiatrist and I am going to a follow up appointment on Tuesday, but I am just going to tell him it didn't help. He said that he will send me to do an MRI if the therapy didn't help. I am lucky to have insurance, but I still have been spending a lot because of the frequency I have been seeing doctors. The pain is hard to deal with and is causing me anxiety and sleep problems. Can anyone give any advice? Have any idea what may be the cause? Is there any particular doctor you think I should see? Should I get a second opinion from another neurologist or podiatrist?
A few extra notes that I think are important:
I have flat feet, so my podiatrist prescribed orthotics that I wear all the time.
I am taking 800mg Ibuprofin that was prescribed by my podiatrist. Isn't really all that effective.
Using lidocaine cream and patches.
I was Vitamin D deficient, but I am not anymore and I take 5000IU Vitamin D daily as recommned by my neurologist.
I am trying other supplements including turmeric, Coq10, Gingko Bilboa
I am overweight: 5'10" 235-240lbs
I am 28 years old and male