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I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

I have mergalia paresthetica. Is it normal to have flair ups for days, and feel pain down front of leg and across top of knee?

Meralgia: This condition is usually caused by a pinching of a nerve coming into your upper leg and can occur in people who drive a lot, wear tight jeans, are diabetic and people who are overweight. Your symptoms may fluctuate or be steady. It is not a serious condition and if symptoms are severe, a neurologist could advise you best about diagnosis and treatment options like injections. ...Read more

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I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have swelling to my left foot and ankle and very painful I take naproxen but have pain down front of left leg?

I have swelling to my left foot and ankle and very painful I take naproxen but have pain down front of left leg?

See doctor: Pain and swelling usually indicates and injury, since not getting better see a Podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

See an Ortho Surgeon: It could be a few things -- possibly, spinal problem (for example a herniated disc pushing on a nerve), versus symptomatic hip joint arthritis if pain is in front of the thigh, etc. You physician will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and start treatment. ...Read more

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I have low back pain with pain down the front of the leg when sitting? Could this be a disk problem? I also have burning in the low back?

I have low back pain with pain down the front of the leg when sitting? Could this be a disk problem? I also have burning in the low back?

Spine Injury: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What could intense, shooting pain down the front of the right leg mean?

What could intense, shooting pain down the front of the right leg mean?

RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compression are all considerations without knowing more. At 80-years young, risk for a more serious underlying factor is higher. Also, things tend to present differently in the geriatric population. If new problem, er visit is suggested. ...Read more

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I have been having pain down the front of my left leg, from the thigh all he way down. It tingles like I have been sitting on my leg for awhile what c?

I have been having pain down the front of my left leg, from the thigh all he way down. It tingles like I have been sitting on my leg for awhile what c?

Needs to be checked: We don't know your age and if you have any other medical condition. How long you have had this pain is any history of trauma. Also what your occupation is. It seems you have sciatica which can cause the type od pain you describe. It is due to pinched nerve, slipped disk or herniated disc. Some times the pain gets better wiith Antiinflammatory pain meds and muscle relaxants.You should get checked by MD ...Read more

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I have pain running down front of my left leg making it hard to sleep as I'm unsure where to place it in bed to ease the pain?

I have pain running down front of my left leg making it hard to sleep as I'm unsure where to place it in bed to ease the pain?

Sciatic pain: You may have pain due to the compression of the sciatic nerve. See your orthopedist who can describe exercises and physiotherapy for your back and nerve problem ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for lower back pains that have been constitant for a week and a half pain shoots down front of my right leg.

Yes: Yes I would recommend you seeing your primary care doctor. You may benefit from anti-inflammatory and physical therapy. If it does not improve then I would recommend MRI scan and consultation with a spine doctor or spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just had bilateral SI fusion. I now have severe pain & tenderness down the front of my leg (mainly left of my shin) that radiates to my foot.?

I just had bilateral SI fusion. I now have severe pain & tenderness down the front of my leg (mainly left of my shin) that radiates to my foot.?

Nerves: This sounds like a symptom of nerve injury. It's hard to know if it's from the surgery of the decrease in your activity following, but it's definitely worth talking about with your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have severe lower right abdominal pain which radiates down front right leg?

See you doctor: Pain in the right lower quadrant needs to be evaluated by a physician to exclude appendicitis if this is new for you. It could also be things like a hernia or kidney stone but would be impossible to know without a thorough evaluation. Please get medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Does a herniated L5 disc send pain down the front or the side of the leg?

L45orl5s1: Pain goes down side or back of leg not front of leg and thigh is L4 nerve irritation usually disc herniation at l3-4 many variations like far lateral l45 disc herniation, diagnostic injections best way to confirm suspicions before surgery also have to throw in hip DJD and si joint for front of thigh pain. Also disc are named by two vertebra" L5 disc" is not enough info to describe a disc. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

A number of things: This could be related to a number of things. If it affects that thigh area, may be meralgia paresthestica. But like most things, if it does not improve, seek care. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Maybe: It maybe osteoarthritis of the hip or a pinched nerve. See your doctor to have this better evaluated. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in my left hip that radiates down the front of my leg? This occurs while I am lying down for an extended period.

Hip/leg pain: Could be a variant of sciatica (radiates down back/ and side), or piriformis syndrome or L2 disc herniation- consider LS spine MRI, or meralgia paralytica -lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression usually with weight gain, diabetes, seat belt trauma-a burning in lateral thigh. Would also check for abdominal lesions that could result in pain like ovarian/colon/appendix masses. F/u/ doc ...Read more

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Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

R/O SCIATICA: . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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Been having pain in front of left leg that goes down to my foot. What's going on?

Sounds like: A shin splint! have you been doing a lot of walking on hard surfaces maybe not in the best shoes? They usually go away fairy quickly. Advil or aleve (naproxen) helps. So does ice or heat. Good walking shoes helps support too. It is self limiting! ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it.
One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease.
Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful.
See your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have pain left torso from lower back moving to the front, pain is better when I stand pain also moves down my left leg?

Get exam: It seems like it is a nerve causing the pain radiating to the areas its branches supply. Go get examined and if needed get the necessary tests so you can be helped. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and have been having burning pains in my lower back radiating down the front of my legs with stiffness for two years what is this?

I'm 23 and have been having burning pains in my lower back radiating down the front of my legs with stiffness for two years what is this?

Lumbar radiculopathy: My guess is that you had a lumbar strain and the muscle spasm causing pressure on the nerve supplying these areas of back and leg. To get the correct diagnosis see a physician who with the aid of physical exam and imaging studies can diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Conti, for the last week I have had numbness down both the front of my legs, from the knees down... what do you think this may be a result of?

Hello Dr Conti, for the last week I have had numbness down both the front of my legs, from the knees down... what do you think this may be a result of?

Numbness: This is consistent with a peripheral sensory neuropathy or acute neuritis since there apparently is no associated leg weakness. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and the appropriate testing will be ordered. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor: It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain which radiates down the front of my left leg?

I have severe lower back pain which radiates down the front of my left leg?

Nerve issue: Symptoms suggestive of a potential radiculopathy or neuropathy. Please see your local physician who may suggest both imaging studies (such as an MRI) and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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Every month wen im on my period for the first day I get bad pains in my groin and down the back ov my leg and round the front?

Menstrual Pain: To help prevent menstrual pain, try to take 600 mg to 800 mg of advil (ibuprofen) up to 3 times per day for 1-2 days before you period starts. This will prevent the build up of prostaglandins which cause the contractions of your uterus. Also, increasing you water intake will help since pain is felt stronger when we are dehydrated. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I woke up with pain radiating from my knee, down the front of my leg and through my ankle and foot. What could this be??

Sciatica: It would be a little unusual in an 18 year old, but one possible cause is a "sciatica". The most common nerve root involved is L5 which follows the distribution you are describing. There are other possibilities as well, such as a tendonitis of the anterior tibial tendon; I would not hesitate to be seen if it persists. ...Read more