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legs turning purple!

Apr 13, 2015 5:16 PM

When my legs turn purple they hurt to the touch they are hot. Anybody have any suggestions. That would be great.

Apr 13, 2015 5:43 PM

No suggestions sorry. But it happens to my left calf. Hugs.

Apr 13, 2015 9:15 PM

Sounds similar to CRPS/RSD, which I have.
I get burning sensations in my arms and legs.
CRPS makes it so your body won't circulate properly.
Have you had any surgeries or injuries?
I relate to the pain from touch and heat.
My leg is extremely sensitive to touch, but magnesium can help.
I dissolve Epsom Salts in water, and spray it on my body.
I'm basically using a wheelchair, and my leg hurts even if I don't move it.
Are you cutting off circulation?

Apr 14, 2015 1:34 AM

My husband has A fib and compression socks help some. They also make gloves which is our next step. I wish I could post a picture of his legs purple, ice cold or hot no happy medium and he gets ulcers on his leg that leak and take forever to heal. Laying on your left side with your feet above your heart helps increase circulation also.

Apr 14, 2015 7:46 AM

All over pain, I'm sorry you're hurting so much. My legs get red and splotchy if I stand too long. I wear compression stockings that helps with some of the stinging. I'll be praying for you. 🙏🌼

Apr 14, 2015 10:00 AM

It sounds like my leg.
It turns purple and is burning and numb.
Do you ever disassociate from your leg?

Apr 14, 2015 10:05 AM

Sorry for your pain and the situation of your legs turning purple and burning, etc. I actually will have a problem with my feet and my lower legs swelling and getting red and blotchy if I sit with my legs bent and my feet down or if I stand too long. I hope that you can find some resolutions. Do you have any issues with shortness of breath or do you have any issues with your heart or are you dealing with pain issues???? I also sometimes use compression stockings however due to the fact that my legs are heavy, its hard to find any that dont bind or roll, etc... I have an easier time if I sit with my legs up above heart level and then there is absolutely NO swelling at all but still deal with pain and burning.... I also have CPRS/RSD so I understand what youre going through. Good luck.

Apr 15, 2015 3:00 PM


Apr 16, 2015 1:09 AM

My legs every now and then wil turn pale and dark red. The dark red looks like they are in circles and squares. It looks like there is a pattern to it. It has happened often. But I don't know what it means

Apr 16, 2015 1:10 AM

Actually it may be a purpleish red.

Apr 16, 2015 8:01 AM

Profiler, mine do the same thing. They turn red and it's like little circles. My doc told me what its called but I forgot. It has something to do with blood flow & temperature.

Apr 17, 2015 12:45 PM

Mine do that frequently, I am thinking circulation when it's a pattern like that... I looked down a couple days ago and one foot was red and the other very very pale, stayed like that a couple hours then went away..

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