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Why do my legs have a burning sensation after i do heavy physical work?

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Leg burning: It can be due to fatique and "lactate" production by your leg muscles which can give a burning/aching workout feeling... Additionally, it can be due to reduced bloodflow during heavy workouts, esp. If there are vascular diseases in the family. A nerve problem in the lower back can give neurogenic clauication or cramps when upright and working out, so see your doctor to give him details of the pain.

Answered 1/28/2013

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Claudication: Your symptoms could be indicative or either decreased blood flow to legs or associated with lumbar stenosis, and transient nerve compressions. A few rare muscle diseases may cause such symptoms. Lastly, this could merely be the result of some low level deconditioning, which might respond to exercise and stretching. Might check in with your doctor.

Answered 2/19/2013

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