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Heat Radiating From Leg
Possible disc: A herniated lumbar disc [pinched nerve] can cause varying sensations; some describe as pain, cramp, electric shock, burning and you describe heat. The path described certainly makes one think of a lumbar herniated disc or sciatica. While they can cause similar symptoms, the treatment is not exactly the same. ...Read more
Severe pain radiating from sciatica down back of leg behind knee to foot. Def weakness at ankle an numbness below knee. Help?!
Sciatica: These symptoms indicate that help is needed right away. See your neurologist or orthopedist asap . Good luck ...Read more
Severe sporadic shooting pain in left thigh, wraps down from hip, across anterior thigh into medial thigh just above knee. Possibly a blood clot?
What are the best stretches for sciatica? Pain goes from tailbone through left buttocks down leg into left ankle. Is heat or ice better?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Ice recommended for 1st 48 hrs, then ice or heat is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more
Burning pain in left lateral thigh that radiates down. Also secondary pain in calf muscle. No back pain. Pain worsens when crossing legs. Diagnosis?
Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?
Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain/tightness top of glute from LHS coccyx to hip. Not radiating down leg. Worse when arch with sway back- like sharp nerve pain deep in glute? Why?
Piriformis Syndrome: You appear to be describing symptoms that can correlate with prirformis syndrome, whereby the sciatic nerve can become trapped and compressed between the short hip external rotator muscles. The diagnosis is often made as a diagnosis of exclusion after true sciatica or a nerve compression at lumbar spine region is ruled out. Thorough exam by orthopaedic surgeon focusing on hip pain ...Read more
Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?
Sciatica: is not caused by nerve compression in the lower leg. You must have been issued a faulty owners manual. You had it right the first time. You can also get sciatica from compression of the nerve in the pelvis or upper thigh (in which case discomfort in the buttocks would not occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shooting nerve pain down back of leg calf and right hip upper buttocks area. Pain starts when standing after long periods of sitting no back pwin ?
Severe knee pain from getting out bed. Feels twisted like thigh going one way/calf going other way. Pain in back of knee/calf/thigh muscles?
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to identify in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Herniated disc at higher level like l2-3 or l3-4, could cause pain to knee. Lower disc problems calf and foot. Nonsurgical for most disc problems. Nsaid's, pt, shots. ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?
Pain bottom of foot. Discomfort and tenderness in spots from back of knee down calf. Leg feels heavy and foot dragging a bit. Dvt? Musclar? Nerve?
Evaluation : you should not wait. Go see a physician to be evaluated. If a DVT you could have significant issues if not treated immediately. ...Read more
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?
Heat =inflammation: Heat may be indicative of inflammation. If its associated with calf pain may indicate a blood clot in which case go to er or get a venous doppler. Otherwise if not try icing it and if it doesn't go away see physician for a medical exam to diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have 2 prolapsed disc for 2 months and now i get major numbness in leg, heat and pins and neddles, when will i be normal ?
Disc: If it is new the see your doctor. If it is ongoing and not worse then do physio and be reminded that a partial injury to the nerves can take some time to heal. If the disc has been fixed and there is no pressure there, the healing time can vary in different people depending upon the extent of damage to start with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs radiate heat. So much so that people sitting next to me have to move because the heat is "too intense". Should I be concerned?
Not at all: You don't have to be concerned as it is body heat.As long as your body temperature is normal 98.4. and you are not on any medications for anything else ...Read more
Why do I get very hot when my pottassium gets low? Burning up hot, leg feel hot but when you touch them they don;t. Like the heat is coming from inside out.
It : It is interesting that you are that perceptive of your potassium being low; most patients are not. Classic symptoms of low potassium are weakness, cramping, or nausea. As you know, low potassium (hypokalemia) can be very serious and can cause problems with the heart rhythm in severe instances. Low potassium can be caused by low potassium intake in the diet, medications, and sometimes we don't know why patients have low potassium. If you think your potassium is low please have it checked medically. ...Read more
My body feels shaky and I get heat waves mostly on my legs and the bottom of my back and waist.what could it be?
I wanted to know if loss of sensation in legs (meaning when I blow a hot hairdryer on legs I don't feel pressure or heat) is this a concern?
I feel a heating sensation in my left hip. Its coming and going, wen putting weight on the left leg or walkg fast it comes. I m 34 years ve a son?
Skin develops Painless redness when exposed to heat, e.g. When leg next to heater for short time. It goes away after about 20 minutes. Any problem?
Normal: This is completely normal. The heat causes the blood vessels in your skin to dilate and results in the redness. ...Read more
My legs usually get hotter than the rest of my body. Sometimes i can literally feel heat coming from my legs, even during winter. What could this be?
Good circulation ?: In my experience this an unusual symptom excluding infection or allergy. I think a through exam by your family physician is in order. ...Read more
It is normal to feel some heat going throw your legs and tight. Because I be having this symptoms ?
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Shooting Heat sensation down my left leg from the back of my calf down . No numbness or burning. What could this be?
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