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I had two sharp burning pains down the whole of my left leg yesterday and now my leg has a numb tingly feeling, should I see a doctor?

I had two sharp burning pains down the whole of my left leg yesterday and now my leg has a numb tingly feeling, should I see a doctor?

Numbness: Absolutely! you likely have a "pinched" or damaged nerve. You need to see a doctor promptly to receive proper diagnosis and treatment in order to avoid permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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My father have in left leg with numbness, no feeling also no sensation in foot,some time severe burning in both leg.The problem is have more a month.

My father have in left leg with numbness, no feeling also no sensation in foot,some time severe burning in both leg.The problem is have more a month.

Peripheral neuropath: Your description fits more with neuropathy which is essentially problem with nerve and often started with numbness, tingling and progress with burning and needle pricking or even sharp stabbing pain. The reason and source could be many such as diabetes, lumbar spine issue, etc. suggest to have him check out by his primary care. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

Nerve pain: There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness. Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been having pain and burning sensations and warm and cool feelings in my upper left leg for about a week. Seems to be spreading and is constant. ?

I've been having pain and burning sensations and warm and cool feelings in my upper left leg for about a week. Seems to be spreading and is constant. ?

See your doctor: You need first to give a good history such as did you have any trauma for instance? You need to see your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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I feel burning sesation on my lower left leg.

Neuropathy: Numbness, tingling, burning sensation of the lower extremities can be symptoms and signs of peripheral neuropathy. Sources of peripheral neuropathy could be due to vascular insufficiency, neuroforaminal compressions of nerves due to lumbosacral spine degenerative joint and disc disease, or muscle spasm, such piriformis syndrome causing compressing on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Can someone have mild and tolerable symptoms with crps? I have mild burning in my left leg that comes and goes and varies in severity. Is this crps?

Can someone have mild and tolerable symptoms with crps? I have mild burning in my left leg that comes and goes and varies in severity. Is this crps?

Not CPRS: You have neuropathic pan that comes and goes and is not constant, most likely due to muscle spasm compressing a sensory nerve. Need more information if anything else happened to your leg and lower back. ...Read more

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My mother have pain and a burning in her leg what can she do in her left leg.?

My mother have pain and a burning in her leg what can she do in her left leg.?

It depends: She should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. The pain and the burning could be related to a number of different issues but she needs to find out if the circulation to the leg is intact or not. ...Read more

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Burning and pain just in my left leg that comes and goes with pain in my knee?

Burning and pain just in my left leg that comes and goes with pain in my knee?

Probably sciatica: It is probably a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that causes pain to run down the leg. Some cases do respond to rest, others need more aggressive treatment before they get better. I would encourage you to be seen at some point if it does not get better. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I get an intense burning in my left side when I bend my left leg, or raise my left arm. It has been about two days.

I get an intense burning in my left side when I bend my left leg, or raise my left arm. It has been about two days.

Get neurology eval: The fact that you get the same sensation of left sided burning when you flex the leg OR raise the left arm is very difficult to explain off the top of my head from a purely anatomical view. You need to be seen and examined by a neurologist to get a better handle as to what is going on. It may also be a non-organic problem but that would come later after everything else checked out. ...Read more

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Shooting Heat sensation down my left leg from the back of my calf down . No numbness or burning. What could this be?

Shooting Heat sensation down my left leg from the back of my calf down . No numbness or burning.  What could this be?

Shooting sensation: Shooting sensation down calf can be due to: strain, sprain, trauma/overexertion. Rarely due to diabetes, spinal cord issue, tumor. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Pain, burning, tingling in back with leg pain. What could this be? My left leg also feels real heavy and hurts when i bend it.

There : There are many possible causes of back and leg pain including herniated disk pinching leg nerve, tightness in the spine (spinal stenosis) and broken back bone. I would recommend consultation with your primary care doctor or a spine pain doctor or surgeon for further assessment and investigation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. What could this be?

I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. 

What could this be?

Leg pain: the burning pain you describe is most likely a neuropathic type of pain, but the question is what is aggravating your nerve. The most common cause is a pinched spinal or paraspinal nerve, but other causes such as diabetes, shingles, vitamin B12 deficiency and a few others need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor. An EMG test may show the origin of the problem. Blood tests and MRI may also help ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my calf of my left leg and its very painful especially when i rest it and i can't bare sheets or duvets touching it?

Neuropathic pain: Needs an evaluation to figure out the cause, there are plenty of meds that can help with the pain in the meantime available by prescription ? Could also be shingles without the rash... ...Read more

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more

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