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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation Lower Legs Causes

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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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Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Have burning numb sensation in lower legs. Sometimes burning sensation in thighs. Pain in lower back and when bend over could this be herniated disc?

Yes: The sensation of numbness is usually a neurological symptom, and in an otherwise healthy 34 yo, a herniated disc in the lumbar spine is one of the more common causes. That being said, there are other potential causes as well and I would encourage you to be seen. ...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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I occasionally have numbness with mild burning sensation on the right side of the head, right upper limb and right lower limb, what can be the cause?

I occasionally have numbness with mild burning sensation on the right side of the head, right upper limb and right lower limb, what can be the cause?

Neurologist: These symptoms can be due to blockage in the left carotid artery, disease of the Left cerebral cortex, or even a demyelinating disorder like multiple sclerosis. I recommend that you consult a neurologist who will order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

Several Options.: A burning sensation in the leg can be due to several factors but most commonly due to nerve irritation. Sometimes, an inflammation of the vein can cause a similar symptom but this is usually associated with pain along the course of the vein. This would not be due to a vein breaking or trying to break. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?

I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?

Leg pain: It might be best for you to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will certainly examine you, but you might be sent to a Bone specialist. ...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?

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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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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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 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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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 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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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

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox?

What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox?

Abscess: You don't say how long it been going on, but if this is progressive and worsening over a few days this may be a perirectal abscess...Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation? Seems worse when I'm sat down, especially when driving.

Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation? Seems worse when I'm sat down, especially when driving.

Yes: The decreased blood flow, often when in a position like sitting that can decrease the normal flow of blood, may cause classic "pins and needles" or a burning sensation. You seem young at 34 to have this type of issue, but get checked by your dr. To be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...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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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip?

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip?

Pinched nerve?: You could have a pinched nerve in the back. Herniated disk. Do you have back pain? An evaluation by a Dr. Could help you determine this. ...Read more

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What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

Foot swelling: What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lymphatic circulation, causing impairment in drainage so fluids build up in the feet & ankles with prolonged standing or walking.
The tingling burning sensation that comes with the foot swelling is due to sensory nerve impingemt. ...Read more

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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

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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Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. Pain stays mainly in thigh area. Buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. Pain stays mainly in thigh area. Buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exam to determine if you need additional test like imaging and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Possible: Depends on level of narrowing - would have to involve multiple levels to cause this. Important thing is to rule out other medical conditions that can be potentially more serious like untreated diabetes, vascular disease, low vitamin levels, kidney/liver disease, medication side effects etc. Doctor can rule these out and then if left with diagnosis of narrow foramina that may need neurosurgery eval ...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'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

Could be neurologic: burning sensation that you describe could be something effecting the sensory nerve fibers going to your legs. Weakness of legs may be something with the nerves innervating and leading to your legs. I suggest you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more