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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Leg Paresthesia

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Can leg claudication cause random sharp pain?

Can leg claudication cause random sharp pain?

Unlikely: Leg claudication is a cramping muscle pain, and/or numbness/pain in the foot which comes on with exercise and improves with rest. Claudication symptoms are very predictable and reproducible. The random sharp pain you describe is unlikely to be claudication pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Below the knee: Go to a professional who can do a proper exam to exclude problems with you circulation. More likely it is due to a nerve damage problem. It could be anywhere from where the nerve starts in the spinal cord to the more distant (peripheral0 part of the nerve. ...Read more

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Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence. ...Read more

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Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve irritation is at the level of the back (nerve root) or a peripheral problem (nerve affected at the level of the leg. ...Read more

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81/female, both lower extremity paresthesia(symmetric, buttock~sole, not dependent dermatome)-bursting, shooting pain aggravated standing.

EMG: You will need a thorough exam by either a neurologist or pain physician. Emg study will help determine if it is from the low back or other nerves; sciatic, femoral, poly neuropathy). If possible, an MRI lumbar will help dtermione if the is a disc pushing on the nerves , in you case l5/s1. Also check piriformis muscle for tenderness and reproducible pain down the leg. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

I am experiencing  leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more

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What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

Most plausible cause: of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some other space occupying lesion. Check with an orthopod and be examined and investigated, so treatment could be started. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...

I am experiencing  leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...

Too generalized: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to take the time to discuss your issues in more details. The way you phrased your question is too general and could be anything. Please contact me to further discuss your concerns. Dr. M ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, calf pain, numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset) , arm pain and arm numbness(right arm only) The ?

I am experiencing  leg pain, calf pain, numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset) , arm pain and arm numbness(right arm only) The ?

Get a consult: If you are experiencing these symptoms that involve pain and numbness in multiple limbs. I recommend you start with see a neurologist. If you pain includes neck and/or low back pain with the symptoms that you mentioned. See an orthopedist or spine specialist. best of luck. ...Read more

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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more

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Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of pushing activities bent forward) then make sure other sources have been excluded (like an L4 root compression). ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more