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Pain Down Front Of Legs
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
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
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
I have lower back pain that radiates down front of legs. Not getting better after 3 weeks physical therapy. What should I do next?
Evaluate: See a dr. And get appropriate diagnostic tests. Medications might help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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.?
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
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
I've been getting cold sensations and sometimes a wet feeling down my front leg (calf/shin area)for over a month now. It comes and goes Any suggestions?
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
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
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
I hurt my muscle in my top front leg. When I sit down I can't lif it off the ground. I'm in severe pain. It feels very unusual when I walk.
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?
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?
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
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
Knee gets very stiff at night. Hard to straighten leg. Tight rubber band feeling. Extends down front of calf. Very painful. What is it?
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