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Leg Pain And Twitching
I am experiencing aching muscles, balance problems, leg pain, knee pain, lower leg pain, heel pain and foot weakness. The following also describe ...
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
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
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
I am experiencing lower leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Leg pain with exertion. What should...
Vascular consult: Hello, Its important you see a vascular surgeon. You will require certain non invasive vascular studies to check the integrity of the vessels in the lower extremity and evaluate you fro intermittent claudication. Taking care of this now will allow for less invasive vascular options and my patients have great prognosis afterwards. Feel better! ...Read more
Right calf muscle pain and twitching right arm feet tingling and pain shortness of breath pain in chest area diziness light headedness is it ALS or ms?
Doubt it : you have a variety of symptoms which I cannot categorize with one diagnosis. This is where you should see your physician, get clarification, possibly see a neurologist, or other consultants to help clarify your symptoms. ...Read more
Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.
Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having sudden spasms in my arm and leg and upper back when laying down. Limb spasms start with sudden burning pain then the limb twitches/jerks hard.
C ur doc: U may have a disc problem in your neck, causing pressure on the nerves/ spinal cord that control your arms and upper back. Go in and get checked. ...Read more
I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...
Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?
Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Potential issues include nerve entrapment, radiation from back, nutritional issues and hydration, metabolic and genetic issues like Charcot Marie tooth, vascular issues like poor circulation or poplite artery entrapment, exertional compartment syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and stress fractures. Since the differential is so broad, probably should get checked by a sports doc ...Read more
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more
Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head.i have sciatica lower left side.knotted pain left shoulder?
Not sciatica: Sciatica could not explain the fascias tingling. A cervical disk problem could cause shoulder symptoms but would also not explain your face tingling. If these symptoms see new go immediately to the ER. If they have been there for a while go see a doctor. This could be a stroke or serious brain problem. ...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?
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Constant left leg pain in calf.dvt negative. Chest pain most days and back. Left arm sometimes sore . Leg pain most worse?
Complex: Neg stress test & xrays rule out heart prob.Could be lung embolus. If pain w/breathing, though, chest/upper back/arm pain-likely due to rib/thoracic vertebra dysf.Low back pain & leg pain can be due to other structural problems like vertebral dysf., pelvic malalignment, piriformis synd. Likely all connected.A visit to a good UK osteopath for hands-on diagnosis & manipulative treatment could help. ...Read more
I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?
I've had numbness , leg pain, eye twitching on left side body only and can't sleep on back without arm going numb and leg hurting in calf area? Why?
As above : U have multiple question and it is good to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Past 10 months I have tons of leg/foot pain, twitches, & stiffness. I have been to multiple drs & nothing has shown up. When this started I was off my feet for almost 2 months. I have a pinch type feeling in my calf when I walk. What could cause this?
Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?
Autonomic: nervous system. Anxiety initiates and perpetuates a flight or fight response from your autonomic nervous system leading to all of the symptoms described. That is why, for example, yoga and meditation help. They counteract the autonomic response and relax you. So does slow deep breathing ...Read more
For the past 10 months I have dealt with tons of leg/foot pain, twitches and cramps. Drs can't figure it out. I have anxiety from it. Very hard to live daily life. Taking magnesium. I get a pinching in the back of my calf when I walk. Fatigued easily?
Told iron defic anemia but sudden increased constant symptoms: pain in legs, fatigue, twitching/shaking, shortness of breath/pounding fluttering heart?
I've been having burning pain in legs, muscle twitches, tingling tongue, and headaches, should I be concerned?
Leg pain in all of both legs(burning/twitching) and weakness. Worse with use. Tailbone pain/sore at times. Could there be a connection? MRI normal.
Possibly: The first thing is that it is not normal to have pain and weakness in the legs in an otherwise healthy 22 year old. An MRI of the lumbar spine is a structural test, but in your case it should me noted: it would not normally show the coccyx unless specifically asked, it could be coming from other areas of the spine, and finally it might not be a structural problem and and so may not show up on MRI ...Read more
Can a disc bulge (not herniated) cause temporary sciatica throughout the day eg muscle twitches sharp leg pain then go for a few hours or days?
Not typically: most disc bulges do not touch nerves to cause any nerve related symptoms. At times Radiology reports may call something a broad based disc bulge, where there maybe other things going on as well including decrease in disc height, etc. that in combination can push on a nerve and cause symptoms down the legs. Seek care from a Spine Specialist. ...Read more
Crawling sensation on shin, twitches,quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle.Stiff sore knee.Back pain.Nerves???
Get seen!: We don't know enough details to be able to tell you exactly what is going on. You may have a problem in your leg or in your back, for example. To be safe and avoid serious complications,if this just started, go to the ER. If it has been happening for weeks or longer get seen soon and find out what is going on. Be sure to always hold handrails when on stairs. ...Read more
Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome ... Sometimes downright painful! frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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