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Lower Extremity Paresthesia
81/female, both lower extremity paresthesia (symmetric, buttock~sole, not dependent dermatome)-bursting, shooting pain aggravated standing.
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
I complain of dyspnea, palpitation, paresthesia in upper and lower limbs, what could be the differential diagnose?
Dyspnea: Any breathing problems?, Medications?, Allergies? .Get a more detailed answer ›
Can meralgia paresthesia be on the lower part of leg like from the back side of thigh and from the outside of knee down I am type 2 diabetic?
Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?
More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read more
After my can injury I have paresthesia in right back leg now im having pain in my big toe and the bottom of my right foot. What can I do?
See a neurologist: I would have emg/ncv studies performed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a right calf muscle injury but now I have paresthesia in my leg and pain in my big toe and bottom feet?
Pain L ischial tuberosity w/outer hip tension. Back stiffness, difficulty straightening. Paresthesia L shin/sole of the foot. L calf pain. Weakness L leg w/standing/exertion. Progressive symptoms. Neg. MRI hip & ischial tuberosity. Advice, please.?
Need evaluation back: You also need a back evaluation as well. This can be neurologic or myofascial pain as a part of your complaints. It may not be just one cause. ...Read more
I have disc hernation @ t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left. Paresthesias on left leg and tingling in hot weather why NORMAL EMG?
BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes. ...Read more
Lower extremity: Legs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well. ...Read more
I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. How much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.
Insufficient data: First of all, "paraparesis" MEANS lower extremity weakness. What does "unexplained" mean? That you can't explain it, or your doctors can't? Are you absolutely sure they didn't find a cause? Some patients just don't get it the first time around. - If the weakness is from the CNS (spinal cord), you'll get disuse atrophy. If PNS (lumbosacral plexus), you'll get neurogenic atrophy - much worse. ...Read more
See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor asap. ...Read more
Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? Ex.pubic symphysis.
Unlikely: Forces required to disrupt injure the human pelvic ring are massive in the lab and beyond what can be produced by hands applied externally ...Read more