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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

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 get a burning sensation at the back of my left knee whenever i crouch on the floor it only lasts 5 minutes it's it something i need to worry about?

I get a burning sensation at the back of my left knee whenever i crouch on the floor it only lasts 5 minutes it's it something i need to worry about?

Suggest: Have your doctor check for presence of Baker cyst, or cartilage/ ligamentous issues afflicting your knee. This may represent a mere strain/ sprain, but if persists, get this looked at. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Hamstring tightness: The location you described is that of your hamstring tendon. If it is tight, when you try to stretch it, it will burn and hurt. Continue to GENTLY stretch it, and eventually it will loosen up and the pain will fade. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left knee feels stiff and occasional burning sensation. No pain and doesn't stop me from moving. For a week. Started running a bit lately. Help please?

Left knee feels stiff and occasional burning sensation. No pain and doesn't stop me from moving. For a week. Started running a bit lately. Help please?

Strain/sprain: Knee pain and stiffness after an increase in exercise can be caused by strained muscle around the knee or injury to the ligaments, which are helped by rest, intermittent icing, elevation of the joint on a couple of pillows, and taking over the counter pain medication. If it continues to hurt, it will need to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee.now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee.left arm is palpitating.What should i do ?

See pain management: specialist or a neurologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for this condition ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological and alternative options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...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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I'm 16 weeks pregnant since yesterday i've had a on/off burning sensation 20cm above my left knee. No swelling or redness does not hurt. What do I do?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant since yesterday i've had a on/off burning sensation 20cm above my left knee. No swelling or redness does not hurt. What do I do?

Time: Time is the mother of all diagnosers. It also tends to heal better than anything out there too. Your symptoms are vague and can be many things, so keeping a close eye for any changes or developments will be advisable. You might find that while observing, your symptoms resolve! so give it some time since it has only been a day. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left knee. It has a red ring around it and a burning sensation under the skin. There is also tenderness. What could b wrong?

I have a lump on my left knee. It has a red ring around it and a burning sensation under the skin. There is also tenderness. What could b wrong?

Get evaluated for: Fungal/bacterial infection, eczema, insect bite cellulitis etc. Only ur dr can make an accurate diagnosis. Take care! http://www.Healthline.Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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My left knee towards the outside hurts almost like a burning pain when i put weight on it or bend it far, what could this be? For a week now

My left knee towards the outside hurts almost like a burning pain when i put weight on it or bend it far, what could this be?  For a week now

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Burning pain inside my left knee. Off and on for the past week. Worse: after exercise. I think it happened when I was jumping or running.

Burning pain inside my left knee. Off and on for the past week. Worse: after exercise. I think it happened when I was jumping or running.

Burning Left Knee: Talk with your PCP about getting imaging studies done of your left knee to look at the soft tissue structures (cartilage, ligaments, etc.). They might refer you to orthopedic surgeon if findings show things like moderate size meniscal tear or ligament injury. Hopefully your symptoms can be treated without more aggressive intervention. ...Read more

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When I kneel on my left knee I get a burning pain on the outside of my knee. No other pain is present and I can run sprint walk with no problems.

Injury OR not: You may have injured your knee by whacking it somewhere without realizing it recently and now the area is stinging every time you put pressure on it...OR...you're simply compressing one or some of the cutaneous nerves around the knee in that position...wear a kneepad..OR there's a structural issue with the knee or cap. www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have hypermobility and have a bakercyst in my left knee for 8 wks and the sharp burning pain when i get up is intense, now and my right knee is same?

I have hypermobility and have a bakercyst in my left knee for 8 wks and the sharp burning pain when i get up is intense, now and my right knee is same?

Meniscus: If you have a bakers cyst, it is usually associated with some internal derangement if the knee such as a meniscal tear. I would not hesitate to be seen, an MRI may aid in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes.. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes.. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Numbness: Burning, numbness, tingling can be caused by many things. Nerve damage can be mechanical (pinched nerve) or metabolic like diabetic neuropathies. Your doctor will have to evaluate the causes. The number one cause of parasthesias is diabetes. Elevated sugar levels cause damage to the covering of the nerve causing over stimulation of the nerve creating the burning and tingling. ...Read more

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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee?  This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...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