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Is an ache in my back and running down my leg cause for concern?

Is an ache in my back and running down my leg cause for concern?

Yes: Yes, the referral of the pain down the back of the leg could be sciatic nerve pain, which needs the attention of a doctor. ...Read more

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I have cramp pain in my left buttock also felt in my back and slightly down my leg. Which eases off with walking and exercise. What is it ?

I have cramp pain in my left buttock also felt in my back and slightly  down my leg. Which eases off with walking and exercise. What is it ?

Possibly sciatica: Sounds like irritation of the sciatic nerve (l4/l5) which begins in the buttock. A tightness in the muscle in that area may be compressing the nerve and causing the cramp but with movement, the muscle relaxes and eases off pain. Next visit with your pcp you should discuss this with them to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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Hi i have severe pains down my left leg/ groin area/going to the knee in recent days my leg gives way and goes under me sometimes the pain is shootin?

Hi i have severe pains down my left leg/ groin area/going to the knee in recent days my leg gives way and goes under me sometimes the pain is shootin?

Herniated disc: The spinal cord (back bone) is made up of a column of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Between the vertebrae there are discs that serve as shock absorbers. Herniation of a disc can cause pressure on nerves and cause symptoms such as those you describe. Your symptoms are consistent with problems in the lumbar spine. Herniated disc is usually diagnosed with MRI. ...Read more

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Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

See a back surgeon: You may well have spinal disc disease with consequent pressure on nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. Get this taken care of before you have permanent problems. ...Read more

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I am having a running warm water sensation in the back of my right leg , also pain in my back for 2 weeks now what can be the cause?

I am having a running warm water sensation in the back  of my right leg , also  pain in my back  for 2 weeks now what can be the cause?

See a physician : You need to see a doctor. He needs to ask your detail histroy and will examine and then let you know if you have a herniated disc ? ...Read more

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Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Throbbing pain: in both legs is not normal. You need to see your doc. There may be a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I sit down I get a pain in my left calf and tingling in calf and foot. recently began light treadmill. any cause for concern?

When I sit down I get a pain in my left calf and tingling in calf and foot. recently began light treadmill. any cause for concern?

Yes, but don't panic: Sounds like a POSSIBLE problem involving the sciatic nerve or one of its branches, or a radicular problem in the lower back. See your PCP. As long as there's no serious or persistent pain or weakness the problem is mild, but you should have it checked out. Just tell your doc the same thing you've posted here & let him/her figure it out. ...Read more

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What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 i fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg.Went to ER had broken toe. Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 i fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg.Went to ER had broken toe.  Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

Appears 3 injuries.: Assuming that all your symptoms started after a fall, you probably injured your head, low back and broke your toe. Dizziness and headaches are symptoms of post concussion syndrome. Your low back needs imaging. You need neurological treatment. ...Read more

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I experience sharp pain in left leg and palm for a month now. What is causing it.need your help?

I experience sharp pain in left leg and palm for a month now. What is causing it.need your help?

See a doctor: You are a male do not know age with sharp pain in left leg and palm of what your hands left right both or did you mean the bottom of your foot we can help more if we know details about you and your problem anyway spasm could be the problem please see a doctor can get details examined you assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

Severe pain in the lower back with a stabbing pain going into my butt and down the back of my leg ending in my ankle. When should I seek help?

LUNCH BREAK : Today? Depends on the severity and what have you tried for the pain so far. Likely your sciatic nerve is inflammed. Not only for treatment, but to find out the cause, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

Doctor can evaluate: A lower back injury with resultant legs pain usually means there is pressure and irritation of the nerves coming out of the spine. Nerves also come from the spine to the skin, so there may (or may not) be a relationship to the red blotches. The worker's comp doctor can check to see if the blotches are work-related, and if so, refer to a dermatologist or primary care doctor who does worker's comp. ...Read more

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I am 56 years old and have leg pain in both my legs and in right hip. I have a problem sitting upright in a chair for any lenght of time. They are tight in the back of the legs up into my buttocks. My right hip has the same simptoms and now wakes me at

See a back doctor: Although your symptoms could be related to a number of possible problems, I am quite suspicious of a back related issue. I suggest you be seen by a doctor in your area that specializes in back related issues. ...Read more

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My left thigh has felt numb for 1-2 weeks now and there is a lingering pain in the back of my leg what should I do?

Nerve: This suggests a pinched nerve as it enters the leg but also can be related to impingement of a nerve root up in the spinal area by a bulging or herniated disc. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Imaging tests such as an mri of the spine or an EMG May be recommended for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cramp and dull pain from my left buttocks down to my feet always?

What is the cause of cramp and dull pain from my left buttocks down to my feet always?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for the pattern of pain you're describing. A careful history and thorough physical exam would be helpful in determining the cause. I would suggest you see your doc about this. The possible causes could be muscular (a fascial distortion or a pulled/strained muscle), neurological (a slipped disc in the low back, sciatica) or some combination of the two. ...Read more

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For years there's been a tingling sensation and weakness in my right lower part if my leg and foot. What could this be?

For years there's been a tingling sensation and weakness in my right lower part if my leg and foot. What could this be?

Many things: The list of possibilities depends on your medical history and other conditions. I see you've had an EMG/NCV procedure which was unrevealing but if that was a long time ago and since then, you've developed more symptoms such as the weakness maybe EMG could be repeated and would show something. Good blood analysis could also reveal nutritional or other abnormalities. Have you seen a neurologist? ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have serious ache and pain in my right leg and thigh, when i walk for long a feel aches and pain in the same leg.

Hi doctor, I have serious ache and pain in my right leg and thigh, when i walk for long a feel aches and pain in the same leg.

Many possibilities: The most likely cause at your age is a muscular strain but other possibilities that are less likely are hip, knee or spine arthritis, and even less likely is circulatory disorder. You need to be examined. X-rays may be needed. ...Read more

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