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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Feeling In My Lower Legs

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What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

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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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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Have been having intervals of numbness and burning in hands feet and lower legs. Seems progressive and more consistent. Ideas of causes?

Have been having intervals of numbness and burning in hands feet and lower legs. Seems progressive and more consistent. Ideas of causes?

Numbness: Hi, the distribution of your numbness is too wide and that makes me think if that could be part of your Fibromyalgia diagnosis, but arthritis in neck could be another possibility, anxiety is another possible cause, please talk to your PMD.
Feel better soon. ...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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Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Would prednisone cause numbness and burning in feet and lower legs=also nubness in ring finger and pinkie?

Not typically: If you are having an allergic reaction the the Prednisone you may have swelling, redness and possibly itching to the area. The Prednisone does not usually create numbness and burning in the feet or hands otherwise. Please see your doctor before this condition spreads. ...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 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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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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The past week, I've been experiencing painful burning on the surface of my skin on my lower legs. Before it started, I used to experience numbness in those areas & sometimes tingling. What is causing the painful burning?

The past week, I've been experiencing painful burning on the surface of my skin on my lower legs. Before it started, I used to experience numbness in those areas & sometimes tingling. What is causing the painful burning?

It sounds: Suspiciously like a "neuropathy" (nerve malfunction which has MANY possible causes. I suggest strongly that you not ignore this but see your Primary Care Provider will perform some initial studies and may refer you to a NEUROLOGIST for further diagnosis etc

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...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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My lower legs get very itchy at random times. When I scratch them, the skin turns very red, hives apper, and my legs can feel burning. Help?

My lower legs get very itchy at random times. When I scratch them, the skin turns very red, hives apper, and my legs can feel burning. Help?

Chronic Urticaria: Although you need to see a doctor for a valid diagnosis, it sounds as if you are suffering from chronic urticaria (hives). This may be relieved by taking a daily antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). Also be sure to use a fragrance-free and dye-free moisturizer regularly to prevent itching due to dry skin. ...Read more

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What is going on with me? If I stand too long I can feel my lower legs start to swell and feel very tight. They look slightly purple while standing. Sharp burning pains go thru my heel everyday. My heel hurts worse first thing in the morning.

What is going on with me? If I stand too long I can feel my lower legs start to swell and feel very tight. They look slightly purple while standing. Sharp burning pains go thru my heel everyday. My heel hurts worse first thing in the morning.

Veins.: You need to have the vascular status, specifically venous, of your legs evaluated. Sluggish venous return can cause most of the symptoms that you are experiencing. A secondary fascia inflammation may also be occurring in the heel. To remove all doubt, seek an evaluation by a specialist. ...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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Lately I've been feeling a pulling sensation in my lower legs, often on the sides of legs, when I lie down or wake up. What could possibly cause that?

Lately I've been feeling a pulling sensation in my lower legs, often on the sides of legs, when I lie down or wake up. What could possibly cause that?

See sleep specialist: Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by rhythmic movements of the limbs during sleep. The episodes may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. See a sleep specialist for consultation and a sleep study (PSG test). ...Read more

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I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?

I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?

Yes: Pruritus is found among people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin), (atorvastatin) especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. In a study of 129, 976 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) from FDA 2, 655 had Pruritus. ...Read more

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Went Er for prickly feeling in Lower legs n kinda heavy feeling n they did X-ray disc all good but now cause anxiety feel like whole body prickly?

Went Er for prickly feeling in Lower legs n kinda heavy feeling n they did X-ray disc all good but now cause anxiety feel like whole body prickly?

Anxiety: Yes, anxiety can cause worsening of symptoms of any kind. Try to relax and realize that this is likely nothing serious abd seek some help to ease your anxiety with therapy. It will all be ok.!! ...Read more

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What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

Cold feeling of skin: Any cause of peripheral neuropathy like that from Diabetes or B12 deficiency can do that. Problems with vasculature like vasoconstriction in Raynaud's, for example, can leave extremities feeling cold and numb. May need an NCV/EMG to evaluate for peripheral neuropathy and B12 level at least. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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I have been having a fatigue and heavy feeling in my lower legs for a week now. I do have health anxiety undiagnosed though. What could this be?

I have been having a fatigue and heavy feeling in my lower legs for a week now. I do have health anxiety undiagnosed though. What could this be?

It could be: A multiple number of things, certainly anxiety can give you these symptoms as well, however, a physical exam, including neurological exam is needed to tell you what you are feeling. You may need to have some labs done as well to rule out other medical problems with similar symptoms. Get yourself checked by your primary care dr as a start, good luck. ...Read more

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My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate rests for compression neuropathy vs other causes including spasm, metabolic deficiencies etc. Your primary care me can start an initial work up and refer as necessary. ...Read more

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Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in lower legs?

Vibrating feeling in lower legs?

Legs vibrating????: Unclear what you mean "vibrating feeling". If episodic and no other symptoms then I wouldn't worry about it. As an interest, do you often have a computer on your lap and/or keep a phone in your pants pocket or on your belt? ...Read more

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What causees a burning feeling in lower leg with no pain?

Possible a nerve: 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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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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Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Usually visible: The rash caused by Meloxicam is usually visible. A burning feeling sounds like some peripheral neuropathy If it doesn't stop after stopping meloxicam you should be examined. ...Read more

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My husband sweats at the lower legs at night he also started having erection problems and he started feeling tired most time.

My husband sweats at the lower legs at night he also started having erection problems and he started feeling tired most time.

See answer: Night sweats by themselves are common and often the cause is not serious, readily apparent, or as simple as high bedroom temperature, too many blankets, or dietary indiscretions before bedtime. However, in conjunction with other symptoms such as ED and fatigue, a hormone abnormality such as low testosterone, thyroid dysfunction, or systemic illness is more likely. Recommend full evaluation by MD. ...Read more

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My lower legs and forearms feel hot and tight, but do not appear to be swollen. I get this feeling often, at different times. It can last for a day.

My lower legs and forearms feel hot and tight, but do not appear to be swollen. I get this feeling often, at different times. It can last for a day.

This might be: Something like Restless Leg Syndrome but it typically would not involve the arms or a sensation of heat. This could be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy the causes of which are numerous: diabetes, B12 deficiency, alcohol overuse, toxins, etc. This could be a variation on fibromyalgia or even anxiety. Much more unlikely would be something like multiple sclerosis. Only a full evaluation could define ...Read more

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I have an iron deficiency, would this be the cause for burning feeling in my legs and feet?

I have an iron deficiency, would this be the cause for burning feeling in my legs and feet?

Neuropathy: Iron deficiency can cause symptoms such as general fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, pale skin, dizziness,
strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay. Swelling or soreness of the tongue and also tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs. Deficiency of B vitamins can cause neuropathy as well. Let your doctor know about this symptom
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I am experiencing a burning type sensation in my right foot and tingling feeling in the lower leg starting at the knee. What should I do?

I am experiencing a burning type sensation in my right foot and tingling feeling in the lower leg starting at the knee. What should I do?

Foot sensation: The only way to know what is going on is to see your doctor. Please do so. There are a number of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Burning feet: Yes poor circulation can cause those things but at times worn out nerve endings (neuropathy) can also be responsible. Ask your doctor and if he is not certain he/she can ask a vascular surgeon to help sort it out. That is an issue they have to sort out frequently. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of "ants crawling" in my lower legs and feet almost everyday. I walk an hour daily (even walking) and eat healthy. What gives?

I have a feeling of "ants crawling" in my lower legs and feet almost everyday. I walk an hour daily (even walking) and eat healthy. What gives?

Nerves/symptoms: Sensations such as "crawling ants" can be due to impingement/ symptoms of nerves. In some cases of thrombocytopenia (high platelets) as noted on your info, there can be burning sensations of the extremities. ...Read more

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What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

Nerve pain: This is clearly neuropathic pain meaning some injury or irritation of the nerves. There are many possibilities from endocrine disorders to infections, to toxicities and vitamin deficiencies. You should see your primary care physician and if you do not have one, should see a neurologist. ...Read more