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Calf Pain And Foot Numbness
After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?
Yes: DVT pains can linger and at times, a medication to be taken as needed can provide some relief that is compatible with your medications you are already taking. Best wishes. ...Read more
Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (side: lower), back injury, reduced spinal flexibility, sciatica, pain shooting down the leg, calf pain and foot numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness, Leg weakness, Leg tingling, Leg pain, and Muscle cramps
See a neurologist a physician with expertise in nerves. The symptoms of leg numbness, weakness, tingling are due to nerve impingement.
There are various meds, treatments for sciatica. Orthopedics also deals with these symptoms
Start with your PCP and move forward with getting these symptoms resolved to start feeling better. ...Read more
Several choices: You may see an internist, family physician, or orthopedist. ...Read more
Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?
Can be several things:
1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched
2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area.
3. tarsal tunnel syndrome
I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more
Go to the ER: Calf pain with related numbness below can be a serious sign. You should probably go to the er to make sure you don't have a DVT (blood clot.) another possible serious diagnosis is peripheral arterial disease (pad) in which the pain and numbness are the result of the circulation being cut off. Of course many causes can be benign, but you need to rule out the serious causes first. ...Read more
L4 Radiculopathy: Disk herniations at l4-5, could cause pressure to either the L4 or L5 nerves or both. L5 would cause the outside of the calf and top of the foot to be affected. Weakness bringing the toes and ankle up may be present. L5-s1 hnp could cause s1 nerve pressure with back of calf painful and sensations in heel and sole of foot. Any weakness would be in gastroc. Mri would answer definitively. ...Read more
Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?
Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up the leg. Anything higher up is unlikely to be knee. This could also be referred pain from the hip or back. A good physical examination by someone experienced with these problems should give you the answer. ...Read more
A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, I happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?
Nerve, vein or muscle: Are you certain that a vein is the culprit? With associated numbness the problem could be with a pinched nerve from a spinal disorder like a disc problem. It's best to have your physician examine you and order the appropriate tests such as ultrasound of the leg veins or MRI of the spine if necessary. ...Read more
Several things: 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
There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one I would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then I would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis.
If your pmd cannot treat this I would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
See a doctor: You need to see a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more
Sounds like nerve: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly. ...Read more
Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain?
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?
My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?
Tobacco and kids: I get concerned about parental influence when I hear about young kids getting ahold of cigarettes. The body is not built to withstand abuse from smoking at any age, but effects on growing children are even more worrisome. Long-time smokers can develop many leg problems, including vein thrombosis (clot), neuropathy or "poor circulation". It is best to see a physician asap for diagnosis, treatment. ...Read more
Neuropathy: This type of pain resembles pain due to a neuropathy, to confirm you should ha an EMG exam and others exams to identify the ethiology and give you some medicine to control the symptoms. The great majority of the times is due to diabetis, alcoholism or some other neurologycal problems. ...Read more
See a doctor: What you are describing sounds like profuse swelling but should be checked asap if it is causing numbness. ...Read more
The last 2 weeks the back of my right leg is numb from buttocks to behind knee, my calf is painfull, I have numb foot aswell, can't stand on tiptoes?
Numb foot. Tingling calf pains in thighs. Seen gp suspects nerve. Referred hospital. Who will I see & what tests. What can this be. No pains back. Tha?
Nerve entrapment: Numbness ; tingling symptoms are generally the result of nerve entrapment ;/or compression on the nerve. Can originate from the back or osseous ligamentous tunnels where the nerve passes through on its way to the feet. A good neurological examination, ; nerve conduction studies can be helpful. ...Read more
Pain: lower back, thigh, one leg. Behind knee. Inner thigh. Tingling & numbness in foot. Lost control on my bladder once 2day. No sleep bc of pain.??
Sounds serious...: When a person loses control of the bladder, but was fine before... that's a problem. When combined with neurological symptoms in the legs or lower back, it becomes an emergency. In such a situation, one should get an immediate evaluation to see if there is something pressing on the spinal cord, which could lead to permanent paralysis. The Emergency Room doctor can ask the Neurologist to help. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain badly redness with heat, numbness in feet and feels like string is around my toes. Blurry and or foggy vision, urinate often and when I do it is badly like got to go right then or feel like I'm going to wet myself?
Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?
This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14, 800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:) ...Read more
WBC 3.7 (rg 3.8-10.8) Seg Neuropils 39 (rg 40-75%) Lymphocytes 49 (rg 20-45%) LYM% 51.1 (20-45%). Numb foot/leg, night sweats, fatigue. Age24 Concern?
WBC, sweats/numb: The CBC is generally unremarkable. Atypical lymphocytes? Would check PPD (TB), EBV, glucose- diabetes, thyroid function, HIV status, blood cultures- infection/ endocarditis, LS spine films, sed rate CRP for inflammation, ANA, ds-DNA-autoimmune, ASO- strep), rarely autonomic dysfunction- check tilt table and if heart rate increases more that 40 beats on tilt, CXR-rarely lymphoma f/u w/ doc ...Read more