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Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Do you have varicose: Veins in the leg, if you do, this could be superficial phlebitis, if you do not it could muscular origin, both you could treat with Motrin and moist heat. If did not go away check with your doctor. ...Read more

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It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

Circulation: Seek an evaluation to specifically determine if your symptoms are arterial vs venous in nature. Particularly, do they get better or worse with ambulation vs rest? Are you diabetic? ...Read more

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L4L5 Disc herniation 6 months ago with sciatica. Now I have burning pain in calf only after standing for 10 min. Relief when I sit down. What can I do?

L4L5 Disc herniation 6 months ago with sciatica. Now I have burning pain in calf only after standing for 10 min. Relief when I sit down. What can I do?

Get help: The burning represent inflammation or compression to the nerve roots at that location. Oral steroid dospak, epidural injections and surgical decompression are all reasonable, as is spinal, cord stimulation. Medications such as gabapentin, or pregabilin are most helpful in stopping the nerve pain. You need evaluation by pain doc to determine which is best for you. MRI and EMG should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

Don't know: I have never heard of burning in forearm veins unless something has been injected into them. Assuming you are not doing that (and maybe especially if you are) then you should see a clinician to find the cause of this and the leg cramps. Probably need blood tests as well. Meanwhile, keep your arms above your heart level and try some heat on them as well as your leg muscles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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Muscle pain and tightness in back of thigh for 5 days and now spreading into my calf. It is a burning pain like a bad cramp. What could it be?

Muscle pain and tightness in back of thigh for 5 days and now spreading into my calf. It is a burning pain like a bad cramp. What could it be?

Interpretation: May well represent a muscular hamstring strain/sprain, but radiation down leg could be a sciatica. Might wonder about piriformis syndrome or discogenic issue in lower back. Sacro-iliac dysfnctn could also cause this. Might have your doctor exam and suggest approaches. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for experiencing constant pain in calf muscles.

What type of doctor should I see for experiencing constant pain in calf muscles.

Potential issue.: There are a whole lot of reasons that could account for your symptoms. Some are more serious than others. The issue is determining whether or not the onset was rapid, slow or sporadic. If your current symptoms are accompanied by swelling, heat with increasing intensity, go to any doctor immediately, otherwise, have your family doctor make the appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Still have swelling in feet and pain in calf muscles after viral fever after 20 days, when will it get better?

Still have swelling in feet and pain in calf muscles after viral fever after 20 days, when will it get better?

Unusual symptoms: This seems to be very unusual set of symptoms relating to a virus after 3 weeks. There could be multiple other cause and therefore you should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad pain in calf muscle what do I do?

Get checked.: You should see a non- surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine if it's just a strain, or something more serious. Icing the calf for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, can be helpful. Also, if you can take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed, it may help as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read more

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Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Many causes.: It can be arthritis, a torn ligament or tendon, a meniscal tear, or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Doubtful: Classic findings with blood clot is increased pain and tenderness with stretching of the calf muscle. If the stretching of the gastrocnemius and solieus muscles improves the discomfort than that would be evidence against a blood clot ...Read more

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Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.

Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.

Muscle pain: Something is missing from this story. You are receiving an antibiotic and you do not mention any symptoms suggesting an infection. Expand and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What's conditions cause numb burning pain on left side? I've had numbness and burning pain 24-7 on left side for 3 years been to many drs. Still have yet found out a cause. I juss live with burning pain n sensitive to hot and cold. Muscles in left leg gett

Neuropathic pain: Your symptoms suggest that you may have had some pathology in the right brain and subsequently developed the burning pain on left side. Regardless of whether a brain lesion was or is found the symptoms still suggest neuropathic pain. See a pain management specialist and who is also a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?

Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. Thoughts?

Calf discomfort: One possibility is congestion in the calf veins which builds up during the day's activity on your feet. Elevating the leg should relieve that discomfort, however. Irritability of calf nerves or muscles may be a cause. A blood clot in a calf vein usually is accompanied by swelling and tenderness. It's best to have a physician examine your leg and, if deemed advisable, get an ultrasound of the veins ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel: Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Not necessarily: A calf with a DVT can be red and swollen but it certainly doesn't have to be. Redness with dvts is actually fairly uncommon. Swelling and pain is more typical but sometimes you might only have one or the other or neither. If you have concerns that you might have a dvt, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Nerve irritation: L5-s1 disk herniation (slipped disc) can irritate either the L5 or s1 nerve root. Nerve irritation can cause leg pain, weakness, numbness. The outside of the leg typically means the L5 nerve root is being affected. See your doctor, who can decide if MRI is needed. ...Read more

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Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

You might try: A simple OTC remedy BENADRYL Capsules (Diphenhydramine) an ANTI-HISTAMINE...at night has been known to help with "Restless legs syndrome"
Just a thought...hope it helps!)
Dr Z ...Read more

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Burning Pain from foot bridge to thigh whole leg pain is on the inside, feels like on the bone not skin or muscle. Pain scale is 8. Lower bck pain too?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Likely lumbar radicular pain. Quick onset, burning, sharp, shooting pain like this is probably from nerve impingement from your spine, given your age - likely a disk.
see your PCP for a referral for pain medicine eval, they may get an MRI to see and you may be a candidate for an ESI in addition to anti-inflammatory meds (tylenol, NSAIDs), PT and meds like gabapentin/lyrica for nerve related pain. ...Read more

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Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Cyst: If you can feel or palpate a fullness behind your knee this may be a baker's cyst. These put pressure on the structures behind the knee such as nerves, tendons, or blood vessels. The symptoms arise from the pressure. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more