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Doctor insights on: Burning Tingling Lower Legs Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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What could be the cause of tingling/burning in lower legs that only sets in in the evening. MRI, emg, nerve conduction tests all normal. B12 normal.

What could be the cause of tingling/burning in lower legs that only sets in in the evening.  MRI, emg, nerve conduction tests all normal.  B12 normal.

? Diabetes Mellitus: which is one of the most common basis for paresthesias/neuropathy & sometimes becomes a problem well before DM is recognized. Look up neuropathy on Google, study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/130706 & https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1510334 for background & get HbA1c; optimal HbA1c <5.0%. Go HFLC, study: DietDoctor.com, my answers, optimize NMR lipoproteins, get SBP <120mmHg ...Read more

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Can over supination cause burning symptoms in the feet and lower legs ?

Can over supination cause burning symptoms in the feet and lower legs ?

Yes: Both over supination or over pronation can cause fatigue and tendinitis. ...Read more

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What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

?neuropathy: There are a number of possibilities if persistent you must see your md. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

Variable : Could be peripheral neuropathy, referred symptoms from lumbar stenosis or disc herniation, blood vessel insufficiency. Depends perhaps on what activities cause symptoms to get better or worse, whether diabetes is present, etc. A thorough exam may reveal answers. ...Read more

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What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more

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Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more

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What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

See orthopedist: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more

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Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

OK,....: The best way I can help you is to tell you to see a Dr. if you can. A Physical exam and some testing will produce needed answers and reasons for your condition, that can then be treated best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 24 yrs old i had a c-section almost three yrs ago now every night i lay down to sleep i start have tingling and numbness on my lower legs.

I am 24 yrs old i had a c-section almost three yrs ago now every night i lay down to sleep i start have tingling and numbness on my lower legs.

Tingling: Not sure if the tingling of the legs has anything to do with the c-section from years ago. Sounds like you may have a pinching nerve in your back causing your issues. Get eval and assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got up 3 days ago, and both of my lower legs are stiff, painful, weak burning at the shin.Going away. Could this be something other than the weather?

I got up 3 days ago, and both of my lower legs are stiff, painful, weak burning at the shin.Going away. Could this be something other than the weather?

Rheumatisms: Acting up again... Changes in the weather alone don't cause pains. There is some underlying cause usually arthritis. Based on your conditons, meds and procedures i would hazard that you have arthritis, although the burning makes me think about neuropathy which could be radiating from your back or could be peripheral neuropathy. Gabapentin can help nerve pain. ...Read more

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