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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

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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I'm taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

I'm taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

Talk to the Dr: The Dr who prescribed is a good place to start w/ asking questions. If you still feel uncertain, ask for a referral to a specialist who can help more. Not normal is a mistaken way to look it at. It's not a good thing if there is a solution available but it might be a helpful thing if it gets you the right treatment for the cause! ...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!)
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What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

See A Vascular MD: You should seek evaluation by a medical professional, preferrably a vein specialist or vascular surgeon. Since you have obvious varicose veins on your lower legs and have swelling as well as burning in the legs, it is likely that you have a medical condition known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux. It is treatable and often curable. A ultrasound of your leg veins will be needed. ...Read more

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I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...i do have some red marking on the skin?

I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...i do have some red marking on the skin?

Knee pain: You MAY have a torn meniscus or some other knee problem. Please see your doctor. He/she may refer you to an orthopedic doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

See details: See a dermatologist and start effective treatment. There are no over-the-counter therapies that will help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause burning sensation in legs? Would amitriptyline help for this?

Can anxiety cause burning sensation in legs? Would amitriptyline help for this?

Anxiety - burning: Anxiety cannot cause a burning sensation in the legs, but Amitriptyline will help the symptoms as the med is a nerve pain agent, and burning is a symptom of nerve pain. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...Read more

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Burning sensation running along leg vein, should I be concerned?

Not really: If there is no clot there (you should be able to feel it), it's not likely anything serious. ...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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Burning sensation in groin fold area and in legs off and on what's the cause?

Burning sensation in groin fold area and in legs off and on what's the cause?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is primarily caused by skin-on-skin friction and is characterized by initial mild erythema that may progress to a more intense inflammation with erosions, oozing, exudation, maceration, and crusting. Intertrigo is facilitated by moisture trapped in deep skinfolds where air circulation is limited. Treatment is with vytone cream 1%. ...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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What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot?

What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot?

Many things: Multiple things can cause a burning or prickly sensation. Common causes are diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol abuse and thyroid dysfunction. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

Nerve Entrapment: Burning pain is usually nerve related. Probably from impingement on the nerve going to the buttock @ the spinal column. Swelling in the legs is probably unrelated, and can be due to a number of things. You need a through examination. ...Read more

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?

What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?

Anal fissure?: There are several things that can cause severe rectal pain and pressure, the most common being an anal fissure. A burning sensation would be typical, though pain extending down the leg would not. Examination by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

See below: Your complaint has a very wide differential. From lymes disease to an arthritic illness and on and on. In your case it would be in your best interest to be seen by ms and proper evaluation and work up ...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 am suffering from burning sensation in the upper back and its gradually expanding to my lower back till legs. I am suffering from this past 8 years.

I am suffering from burning sensation in the upper back and its gradually expanding to my lower back till legs. I am suffering from this past 8 years.

Get checked for: Nerve inflammation, impingement etc. Follow up with ur pcp or neurologist or ortho. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/burning-sensation. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more