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What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

Neuropathy: Most commonly caused by diabetes. Several other conditions, including medication side effects can do this as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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


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What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

Knee Pain: Your burning sensation and pain could be from irritation of nerve endings but most likely due to articular cartilage damage under your knee cap. ...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

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Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be?

I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be?

I'm not aware of: Any causal relationship between "fasting" and the sensations you're describing. However, since nourishment is a necessary condition for life & you must eat at some point, I suggest you go ahead & do so. If your symptoms don't go away, then you will know that they aren't cause by fasting. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have a weird burning sensation when I bend over and sometimes it happens when I'm walking. The pain is on my lower right leg halfway between my knee?

I have a weird burning sensation when I bend over and sometimes it happens when I'm walking. The pain is on my lower right leg halfway between my knee?

Leg burning: If in the thigh could be meralgia paralytic compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, or could be a form of sciatica or piriformis syndrome (where sciatic nerve is compressed by buttock muscles (L4 compression). Could see if motrin helps if not allergic, would consider MRI if persists, rarely could be ovarian, if ruptured/ large cysts / f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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The front of my upper legs, just above the knees have a burning sensation in them when I lay down at night. I am often awakened due to a dull, nagging?

The front of my upper legs, just above the knees have a burning sensation in them when I lay down at night. I am often awakened due to a dull, nagging?

A number of things: These symptoms could be the result of a number of different things, related to both your past medical history as well as your physical exam. Please see your doctor who can evaluate this set of symptoms more closely in order to determine if more tests and/or therapy is required. ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...Read more

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I have a partial knee on the rt leg since 2004, now the tissue & bone in the rt knee is bone to bone. Also I have burning sensation on the medial rt l?

I have a partial knee on the rt leg since 2004, now the tissue & bone in the rt knee is bone to bone. Also I have burning sensation on the medial rt l?

Partial knee: Your partial knee is 12 years old, now you are having the symptoms, I think the best is to see the surgeon, obtain x-rays then go from there. ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst. It is best diagnosed with an ultrasound of the area. An antiinflammatory medication may be helpful until you can have your doctor evaluate this, to make sure it is nothing more serious, such as a blood clot in the deep veins. ...Read more

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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

See pcp: You may have a knee effusion from inflammation. If it hurts a lot or swells up on you you ought to see your pcp and get knee X-ray to r/o arthritis. Also a physical exam can aid your pcp In knowing if there is any ligament damage ...Read more

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Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

? popliteal cyst?: Your symptoms are likely due to a popliteal cyst, also called a Baker's Cyst. It is a bursal fat pad that has become inflammed from weather or altered gait, among other causes. Anti-inflammatories are often prescribed for it, in fairly high doses, such as ibuprofen 600-800mg three to four times per day. If that doesn't work after a week or so, drainage and steroid injection may be necessary, . ...Read more

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I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation. I have no idea what this is!?

I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation. I have no idea what this is!?

Burning Nerve pain: Generally, burning is nerve pain, but not always. Stressed legs? Assume this means after being on your feet? You may have a nerve entrapment, either @ the inside of the ankle (tarsal tunnel), around the knee (common peroneal nerve or the tibial nerve @ the soleus sling behind the knee), or may be coming from your back, with pressure on nerves exiting the spinal column. You need through examination. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy sometimes and have burning sensation to my legs from knee down. My BP and Uric Acid levels are normal. What may have caused them?

I feel dizzy sometimes and have burning sensation to my legs from knee down. My BP and Uric Acid levels are normal. What may have caused them?

Uncertain: There is no clear diagnosis at present. The uric acid is not related I think. The Blood pressure can be related to the dizziness but you say it is normal. This may be related to medications, your kidney function or other things. This will be something your physician can help clarify ...Read more

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I have been facing this problem where suddenly I start feeling this burning sensation in my legs below knee and urine with lot of sweating in my legs?

Neuropathy: Consult your doctor to determine the reason for you to have such symptoms. The most common cause of neuropathy at your age is diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. A bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg. I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was

Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. A bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg. I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was

Orthopaedics eval: 31 year old gentleman with bilateral burning posterior knee pain, radiating pain from thigh to calf. You need a physical exam and evaluation from a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Your physical exam will include a straight leg raising test to evaluate radiculopathy, pain along a spinal nerve from your spine which can radiate to the lower extremities. Imaging tests and other maneuvers will help. ...Read more

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I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle?

I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle?

Neuritis /tendinitis: It is important to perform a complete lower extremity history and physical examination. There could be several different diagnosis for this condition. Each lower extremity system (integument, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal) should be thoroughly evaluated. Once. A proper diagnosis can be established, then a treatment plan can be implanted. ...Read more

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Cramp and aching feeling in both legs from knee down sometimes feels like burning sensation. Sometimes pain slightly above knee. On iron tablets as lo?

Cramp and aching feeling in both legs from knee down sometimes feels like burning sensation. Sometimes pain slightly above knee. On iron tablets as lo?

You don't provide: Your age, but the likely diagnosis might be different if you are a younger vs older woman. The iron may help, but I would also check vitamin D and magnesium as they could also be low and contribute to these symptoms. If older, the diagnosis of neuropathy, often from Type 2 diabetes, comes into play. You need a good medical evaluation and a few lab tests, I think. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

More info: To help you, more information is required. How old are you, how long has the sensation been present, is the burning constant or intermittent, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

Burning sensation: Is indicative of nerve irritation/entrapment (pinching) when kneeling. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the outside of my left knee mainly when I bend down but it is sensitive to the touch what could it be?

I have a burning sensation on the outside of my left knee mainly when I bend down but it is sensitive to the touch what could it be?

Be seen: It sounds like a sprained ligament, but could be other things as well. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more