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Dr. Bennett Machanic
2,002 doctors shared insights

Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Can a bunion cause tingling in back of knee and down?

Can a bunion cause tingling in back of knee and down?

Not Likely: Most bunions will cause pain at the first metatarsal joint. If pain is causing you to limp or change gait, it is possible to have knee and leg pain. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses then seek immediate care. rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...Read more

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Stinging or tingling in the elbows and knees is usually caused by what?

Stinging or tingling in the elbows and knees is usually caused by what?

Inflamation: If the tingling is localized, it is likely local pathology of joints or soft tissues around the joint. ...Read more

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Why when I press on the side of my butt I feel a tingling sensation next to my knees?

Why when I press on the side of my butt I feel a tingling sensation next to my knees?

Sciatic stimulation: You have identified your sciatic notch and are stimulating the nerve going through that area. Congratulations. Your prize is stinging sensations all the way down to the knee and if you keep probing you could get it to shoot right into the big toe! What may be cooler is if you could stimulate your own sciatic nerve and have someone else feel the zap behind their knee! That'd be crazy! LOL ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatologist or an ortho. ...Read more

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What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.

What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.

Localized tingling in outer knee cap: Have you ever had an injury of the knee, such as in a MVA, or a bad fall, other similar event? have you seen a Dr? have you had imaging studies of the knee? The lesion you are describing is related to a cartilage loss, which an MRI should confirm. I would take an anti-inflammatory medication, Duloxetine 30 mg./ twice a day. Works for pain, depression, and fibromialgia, you may add Aleve (naproxen) 1 x 2/day ...Read more

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Ihave endoscopic sugery ofl5s1 disk slip my pain almost gone but I have tingling pain under my knee is it normal?

Ihave endoscopic sugery ofl5s1 disk slip my pain almost gone but I have tingling pain under my knee is it normal?

Pain: Is never normal. This may be a reflection of pressure on nerve roots exiting from the spine, or may be related entirely to the knee itself. See the doctor who performed the surgery and let them reexamine you. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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For the last couple days, I get this weird tingling, almost a little wave feeling tingle in the left side of my right knee?

For the last couple days, I get this weird tingling, almost a little wave feeling tingle in the left side of my right knee?

Nerve: This is most likely an irritable/slightly inflamed superficial nerve causing this symptom and I doubt that it reflects any problem with the knee joint it self in the absence of pain or tenderness. Such symptoms usually resolve after a brief period of time. If you have further concerns, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

Answer 3of 3: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. The following possible common problems: 1) front pain with stairs or squatiing: early patello-femoral arthritis , 2) pain on either sides: tendinitis or meniscus tears , 3) back of the knee: bakers cyst, 4) pain all over: arthritis/inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more