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Hello im new on here, and have read lots of the posts about this awful painful thing..i have been in agony the past 5 days, it flares up from time to time, but not this bad..the pain starts in my knee, burning, like someone has put a hot poker through my knee, this goes to the calf muscel..then to my ankle, and toes..its getting to the point whre my leg gives way..i have just done 6 weeks back packing abroad..and have been on bumpy boat rides..squashed in backs of taxis..do you think its has anything to do with that..the pain is unbelievable..any advice please would be so grateful..