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What could be causing paresthesias running down side of leg?

What could be causing paresthesias running down side of leg?

Pinched nerve: A pinched or irritated nerve is most likely. There can be other causes, including poor circulation. See your doctor if persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Feeling like a small pen tip is being tapped rapidly for 5-15s on the side of the foot and other areas, is this paresthesia?

Feeling like a small pen tip is being tapped rapidly for 5-15s on the side of the foot and other areas, is this paresthesia?

Depends: This may be a minor nerve irritation from some sort of injury or shoe. Paresthesias will typically create numbness and tingling to an area of the foot, that is more persistent. See your podiatrist for proper treatment and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i touch the top of my foot, i have Paresthesia from there + first three toes + medial side. No pain. What could it be? Worth getting it checked?

When i touch the top of my foot, i have Paresthesia from there + first three toes + medial side. No pain. What could it be? Worth getting it checked?

O' Per-o-ne-iii....: It sounds as though you possibly, have caused some damage to a nerve in your leg. The nerve is called the common peroneal nerve. The areas you have paresthesia in, line up pretty well with the areas supplied by this nerve. Sometimes there can be a numbness up the outside of the leg towards the outside of the knee. Protecting the nerve and conservative may help, depending on the cause of course. ...Read more

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I have disc hernation @ t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left. paresthesias on left leg and tingling in hot weather why NORMAL EMG?

I have disc hernation @ t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left.  paresthesias on left leg and tingling in hot weather why NORMAL EMG?

The EMG/NCS: test is a very unreliable (and UNCOMFORTABLE) diagnostic test in the diagnosis of lower extremity symptoms due to spinal cord/disc abnormalities. It can be normal when imaging shows herniated discs!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are perioral paresthesias?

What are perioral paresthesias?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more