Stinging pain going up ankle

For the last month, I have been experiencing a ‘stinging nettle pain’ above my left ankle going slightly up the side of my leg for about 1″. It has only just started spreading upwards the last few days. Explained this to my Doctor who said I could wait until I get appointment from Podiatrist which could take weeks! You cannot see anything on my lower part of my leg and it does not hurt when touching it. Thoroughly annoying because its almost there all the time and the feel of burning/stinging almost all day is quite frightening. I want to know what is happening inside my leg. Please help, Thank you, Mrs Jean Burford, age 68

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    Hello and thank you for your question. Sounds like what you are experiencing is nerve-related pain. There are various reasons of why your nerves could be irritated and sending you pain signals. The simplest is a simple impingement or stickiness in the nerve which can be released with self massage / trigger point release. I recommend rolling the bottom of the foot and lower leg with a RAD Roller ( for a total of 10 – 15 minutes every day. In addition you can do calf stretching for 5 min daily. You can also consider taking nerve protective supplements such as Metanx (, L-methyl folate and aceytl-l-carnitine. I’d give it a good 2 weeks of the rolling, stretching and supplements before seeking additional medical testing or evaluation. I hope this helps.

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