A young woman who suffers excruciating pain every single day is set to have her leg amputated to end her nightmare.

Paige Howitt has complex regional pain syndrome which causes an unbearable burning pain around her left knee.

The 24-year-old, from Great Barr, Birmingham, has been suffering from the incurable condition for seven years.

Paige’s pain began after her nerves were shattered during what was meant to be a routine kneecap alignment operation.

She is now planning to spend £9,000 for a private limb amputation op which would see her need a prosthetic leg.

She said: “It’s just the constant battle. The pain is getting worse and I’ve thought about having an amputation.

“It will cost £9,000 to go private because the NHS doesn’t treat my condition.

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“It would be so much easier, I’m nearly at the £9,000 mark and I’ve thought long and hard about it.

“It is a massive gamble I’d be taking but people around me don’t know the pain I’m in.

“It’s like my knee is constantly burning to the point as if you’re on fire.”

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