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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I am having burning and tingling sensation.Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

I am having burning and tingling sensation.Under my feet, my muscles of hands and leg iare very weak but nerves are ok.?

Neuropathy: Peripheral nerve symptoms can be related to multiple causes. Diet, drugs, environmental factors, diseases, etc. All can cause neuropathic symptoms. If your legs are weak this might be due to a muscular nerve dysfunction. Further neurological evaluation would be indicated here. ...Read more

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Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest, seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored. thoughts?

Tight right calf muscle for @ 1 week. Worse with rest,  seems tingling /burning/ itchy at night in bed. Not hot or discolored.  thoughts?

Calf discomfort: One possibility is congestion in the calf veins which builds up during the day's activity on your feet. Elevating the leg should relieve that discomfort,however. Irritability of calf nerves or muscles may be a cause. A blood clot in a calf vein usually is accompanied by swelling and tenderness. It's best to have a physician examine your leg and, if deemed advisable, get an ultrasound of the veins ...Read more

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Can piriformis muscle syndrome cause sciatica type symptoms (pain and tingling in legs). Can you suggest anything that may help relieve it?

Can piriformis muscle syndrome cause sciatica type symptoms (pain and tingling in legs).  Can you suggest anything that may help relieve it?

Suggestions: Yes, if sciatic is caught by buttock muscles, pain can simulate a pinched nerve from the back, BUT you describe issues in "legs", and the bilaterality causes some concern regarding lumbar stenosis vrs peripheral neuropathy. First, get diagnosis confirmed, then if appropriate, try physical therapy or osteopathy. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Have multiple symptoms tremors balance stiff muscle speech mycolnic jerks neck pain and back arms heavy tingling in legs. What could it be Seen docs.

IsYourNameJoeCocker?: If you have no idea at this point, then you've seen the wrong "docs." Any one of them a neurologist? What you describe is a bit too complicated to suss-out online but I'd suggest you find a good neurologist and get a better answer. In the meantime do not drive or do anything that would put you in danger of injury. And stay away from stimulants or intoxicants like alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi I think I may have ms, however my gp says there is nothing wrong with me. In Ocotober last year I experienced fairly debilitating fatigue, pins and needles and burning in my legs and muscle pain. In late November these symptoms disappeared for around a

Hi I think I may have ms, however my gp says there is nothing wrong with me. In Ocotober last year I experienced fairly debilitating fatigue, pins and needles and burning in my legs and muscle pain. In late November these symptoms disappeared for around a

Comments: Based upon your description, I cannot pin down a diagnosis, but a several week history of neurological dysfnctn could well be a sign of MS, but could also be due to a number of other conditions. If you remain concerned or unfulfilled by your doctor's approach, would strongly urge a second opinion, and even perhaps a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I would see a neuro: Doc for this. Things that have to be ruled out include lyme's disease and ms among other things. Please get an evaluation to set your mind at ease or to get timely treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs,  heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having burning and tingling really bad when I lay down at night and the burning keeps going further up my legs. ?

I have been having burning and tingling really bad when I lay down at night and the burning keeps going further up my legs. ?

Burning & tingling: There are many causes of a symptom like this. A face-to-face visit and exam may help show some of the clues of the cause of this. Is the symptom only present at night? It would be a good idea to check the blood for glucose, vitamin B12 and others. There is no substitute for a live, face-to-face doctor visit for a complaint like this. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my leg muscles constantly burning no matter what i do?

Consult your md: Look for cause. Is it posture related? Muscle related? Blood supply related? Nerve pressure related or some thing else. Good luck. ...Read more

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While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

Yes, but carefully?: You can pull the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve during activity that tightens the inguinal area, compressing it. If chronic, o recurring, it is called "meralgia paresthetica.You may have also experienced transient piriformis muscle spasm, which can compress the sciatic nerve of its branches. The problem does not seem to be a disc. I would slowly resume activity. If it recurs, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Pain, burning, tingling in back with leg pain. What could this be? My left leg also feels real heavy and hurts when i bend it.

There : There are many possible causes of back and leg pain including herniated disk pinching leg nerve, tightness in the spine (spinal stenosis) and broken back bone. I would recommend consultation with your primary care doctor or a spine pain doctor or surgeon for further assessment and investigation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain on top of foot, burning & tingling, radiates up outter leg almost feels like electrical sensation, what's the cause?

Pain on top of foot, burning & tingling, radiates up outter leg almost feels like electrical sensation, what's the cause?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, the process of getting sensation from your foot to your brain has many steps, and as such there are many things that can go wrong. Some possibilities include pinched peroneal nerve at the knee, pinched nerve root in the lower spine, irritation in the spinal cord itself, or a problem in the brain. A neurologist can help localize the problem and determine an effective treatment. ...Read more

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What causes burning , tingling, and pain in my legs. It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

What  causes burning , tingling, and  pain in my legs.  It started in my left leg and is starting to spread into my thigh.?

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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My legs feel heavy and have a burning / tingling sensation when i walk even a few steps. I'm 22 and smoke. No health insurance. What's wrong?

My legs feel heavy and have a burning / tingling sensation when i walk even a few steps.  I'm 22 and smoke. No health insurance.  What's wrong?

Could be...: A low back issue putting pressure on a nerve, could be arterial damage caused by smoking. Check lp-pla2 to see if plaque unstable. Could be intermittent claudication, could be the start buerger's disease which eventually starts taking toes, fingers and bigger limbs until you quit smoking. Check with vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I have burning feeling in lower intestines hypes and legs numbness in my leg muscles ?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation in the legs could be due to peripheral neuropathy or deficiencies of potassium,calcium or magnesium or vitamin b12, These don't usually cause burning in the abdominal region,however. If symptoms persist,see your Physician who will examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more