I Am A Diabetic And Have Been Diagnosed With Neuropathy In My Feet But I Have A Terrible Burning Sensation In One Calf Only And Only On The Inside Of My Calf. I Also Get Sharp Pains (always In The Same Spot When I Get Them) And Cannot Stand To Have Anything Touching My Calf That Is Burning. Nothing Helps And I Feel Like I Can't Stand It Any Longer.
Hi. I have a couple of things that have worked for me. I always keep ice packs ready and carry the first aid chemical ice packs with me all the time. I have also tried vick's vapor rub, which has a cooling effect and tricks the nerves. Immersing my burning feet into an ice water bath give almost immediate relief. Surprisingly, Darvacet helps with this type of pain but I try not to use it unless the other things don't. Hope this helps.
HI Robin0290, have you seen a neurologist? I am not diabetic and have idiopathic neuropathy. I have the burning feet and calves and it seems like it is slowly creeping up on me. Also losing sensation in fingers in left hand. Have been using capsacin but really does not work that well. When it gets to where I cannot tolerate this burning and numbness I have to take 5mgs of percocet. I also have to take ambien because trying to sleep is very difficult. Take care wishing you the best.
I'm new to this healthboard, too. I have neuropathy in both feet and lower legs. I also have a problem with my right calf - when I walk. After about 1/2 mile, it'll tighten up like a rock. I've been looked at by a vascular surgeon saying that I have plaque buildup and the walls of my veins/arteries have grown less flezible with age (I'm 62). He gave me a relazent for that. If it doesn't work, i'll need surgery to by pass that area. That's my stroy and it may not be your's at all. I agree that a medical diagnosis of some sort is needed. I wish you well. Keep us informed.