Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    7 years no answer
    dnlemerson posted:
    I have a growing issue with both of my legs. both of them are become discolored almost like brusing on the ankles and feet and once its there its there for good. i have burning and itching and in so much pain i can hardly walk anymore. have seen nuroligest who say its vascular. then vascular surgons who says its nurological. i am at a loss here and dont know where to go or who to turn to. please help i want to be able to walk. just FYI im 27 male
    Sandy61502 responded:
    My husband has the same thing. It goes up his legs, just below his knees. He has diabetes and PAD. Have you been tested for PAD? His podiatrist has given him a cream Lac-Hydrin 12% (ammonium lactate). It has done wonders for him. Maybe you should see a podiatrist. He also has neuropathy in his feet. I hope this might be of some help.
    lmailbag responded:
    I am having trouble with my legs.I had a number of surgeries. It seems that ever since the surgeries not on my legs but in other areas my legs swell and do get itchy as well. Actually my right leg swells more than left one.I am inside all the time because I live in a nursing home.A number of years ago I had a lymph node removed to do a test and a ever since my leg swells up.I am told it is lymphodem
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi dnlemerson,

    Welcome to the WebMD Community!

    I cannot tell you how many times I see members posting to our communities that have been shuffled from one health professional to another with no answers. It is mind-boggling.

    My first suggestion is get second opinions on both the vascular and neurological fronts. Sometimes the right doctor makes all the difference in getting a diagnosis.

    Here also is some information that may be helpful:

    Leg Problems Overview

    Leg Problems: Check Your Symptoms

    I hope you get some answers soon.

    Olivia_WebMD_Staff replied to lmailbag's response:
    Welcome, Imailbag!

    I hope the links above may help you as well. And, here is some further information on Lymphodema as well.

    Take care,

    Helpful Tips

    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.