Wow, I could have written that post! My legs wake up every night, several times, with terrible intense pain.
It seems to be the outside of my legs and the skin/muscle is so tender to touch.
To be honest, I have tried many things and nothing has helped. I take pain killers already due to arthritis but they do nothing to stop this. It is not in the bone, I definitely feel mine is muscular/skin/fat (mucin - can this be painful - my legs are swollen?). I have tried magnesium oil massaged in, did not help. I take magnesium in the evening, it helped a little at a high dose but I was recently advised a high dose is not good (I was taking 750mg) so now I am back down to 350mg and the leg pain is worse than ever.
When I get up they do not hurt but the extreme tenderness is still there when I press, whatever the time of day.
I totally sympathise it is a horrible thing and even worse when doctors have no answers.