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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Upper Left Leg Symptoms

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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 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?

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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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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Can neuropathy affect one leg only? I've had burning sensation in my left leg for 4 weeks now, so starting to think it's not sciatica, but sth else?

Can neuropathy affect one leg only? I've had burning sensation in my left leg for 4 weeks now, so starting to think it's not sciatica, but sth else?

Could be sciatica: Sciatica can certainly last for 4 weeks, but other things can cause pain in one leg only. You should see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having a burning sensation in the upper part of my left leg, it also feels like its being pulled, this happens a lot when i cough or sneeze?

Neuropathy: When you cough or sneeze, it increases pressure in spinal canal, and in presence of nerve compression in lower back, the pain exacerbates, but another explanation includes compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh at hip level. Get this examined. Also, stop smoking now, regardless of the cause of your symptoms. Lung cancer, and COPD is far worse! ...Read more

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Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Nerological: Sounds like you have a few different issues first of all sounds like your neck is bad. In otherworldly some degenerative disease in the neck causing the left side issues to the upper extremity wrt the right leg thus seems to be coming from the lower back. May want to see your doctor for more testing ...Read more

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