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Why does my lower left leg and foot throb with a dull pain?

Why does my lower left leg and foot throb with a dull pain?

Many possibilities: The most common causes are poor blood flow to the limb and a nerve problem (either at the nerve root or along the course as it passes down the leg). The distribution of the pain, as well as the factors that make it better or worse, can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide proper treatment. ...Read more

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I can feel my pulse in 7 different areas of my lower left leg and foot w/o touching. ABI was normal, but I know what I am feeling is not normal. Help?

I can feel my pulse in 7 different areas of my lower left leg and foot w/o touching. ABI was normal, but I know what I am feeling is not normal. Help?

Normal.: Not sure what you are feeling, but your age and a normal ABI and absence of any other signs pretty much rules out an arterial problem. ...Read more

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Cramping in lower left leg and foot. No injury. No swelling. Should I be worried about a blood clot?!

Cramping in lower left leg and foot. No injury. No swelling. Should I be worried about a blood clot?!

Not: Necessarily unless you have had a previous clot, are using oral contraceptives, are sedentary, obese or have some type of coagulopathy. DVT is an elusive diagnosis unless thought about. Since you are worried a non invasive vascular exam can easily be ordered by your doctor. No one on this site can say with any degree of certainty that you do or don't with just this information. ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something I can take to decrease the swelling?

My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something I can take to decrease the swelling?

Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more

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I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

Be seen: You may have a "pinched nerve" in your back.
Look out for weakness in the leg and foot as well as bowel or bladder control issues as these may be signs of a severe nerve injury.
A doctor can examine you and gauge the severity of your issue and devise a plan for your evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

One look is worth a: 1000 words. A broad differential would be; bug bites of some type, a viral rash, some broken blood vessels, contact dermatitis from some plant, localized allergic reaction. If they cause you no symptoms it is probably safe to watch for 7-10 days and see if they go away. You could also try to use an over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more

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Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in the: Ankle and foot could be due to a pinch nerve in your leg or mose commonly from your lower back. See a back specialist and have it looked at. ...Read more

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I am feeling a discomfort in my lower left abdomen accompanied by a tingling sensation in my left leg all the way down to my foot.?

I am feeling a discomfort in my lower left abdomen accompanied by a tingling sensation in my left leg all the way down to my foot.?

Tingling sensation: If the left lower abdominal pain is accompanied by low back pain radiating to your left leg, then it may be due to pinched nerve arsing from the spine of your lower back. You need a detailed history, physical exam and image tests if necessary. Consult your physician to find the source of your pain and further management. ...Read more

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My lower left leg, extending to my foot, won't stop twitching for some reason lately. It's like a "creepy crawly feeling" all the time. Causes??

My lower left leg, extending to my foot, won't stop twitching for some reason lately. It's like a "creepy crawly feeling" all the time. Causes??

Foot twitching: Please find out what is going on by seeing your doc. If he/she rules out medical condition consider taking magnesium, which can help muscle twitches. I see that you have had foot surgery. Be sure to mention that to doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Recently, I have constant twitching in my lower left leg extending to foot/toes. Constant, meaning it never stops (not even for a minute). Help?

Recently, I have constant twitching in my lower left leg extending to foot/toes. Constant, meaning it never stops (not even for a minute). Help?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Neurological, vascular, and even metabolic problems can all cause similar symptoms and so arranging a check up with a medical doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts. When I stand too long or if I bend back. Pain goes down my left leg to my foot. For about a year now. Cant stand straight?

Lower back hurts. When I stand too long or if I bend back. Pain goes down my left leg to my foot. For about a year now. Cant stand straight?

Back & Leg Pain: Hello. What type of treatment have you had thus far? Any physical therapy, chiropractic, medications? Any stumbles or falls? Any family history of back issues-like spinal stenosis (narrowing around nerves or spinal cord)? X-rays would tell if you have abnormal shift of your spine when you extend it. MRI study would help tell if your discs are involved with irritating nerves in your left leg. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain that radiates to my left leg. I can feel the pain right above the knee, all the way down in my foot as well.?

I get lower back pain that radiates to my left leg. I can feel the pain right above the knee, all the way down in my foot as well.?

Sounds like sciatica: This sounds like a typical case of a sciatica or pain radiating into the leg due to a nerve compression that can be due to a disc herniation usually but there can be other explanations. Generally this is true with pain that goes past the knee and can be confirmed on exam and by imaging with a ct scan or mri. Most get better without surgery. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sudden sharp pain that travels from the top of my left leg to my foot. Also lower back pain that resembles pressure.?

Irritation: People can have arthritic changes in the back that can give back pain/pressure as well as irritate the nerve roots causing complaints such as yours. ...Read more

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I have a large dent in my lower right leg and it hurts to walk and causing my foot to swell. Also lower back pain but no dent in lower left leg.

I have a large dent in my lower right leg and it hurts to walk and causing my foot to swell. Also lower back pain but no dent in lower left leg.

Please explain DENT: I'm not getting the visual on what you mean by "dent" unless you are swollen up and down your leg with one area being concave "down" for lack of a better description due to the amount of swelling or fluid retention happening. I wouldn't be so sure that the "dent" is causing the foot to swell as much as whatever's causing the leg to swell (resulting in the denting) is also causing the foot to swell. ...Read more

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Pain on left and right side of back lil above the waist. Pain also In lower spine It goes into left leg straight to foot. Cramp in calf Burning pai?

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, but among the more common is a "sciatica" which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that then causes pain to run down the leg. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have been having issues with my lower back and pain in my left leg that radiates down to my foot. I've had 3 L5-S1 ESI's & Left S1 Selective Nerve Root block. Now I am experiencing a vibration in my left foot. What could this be?

I have been having issues with my lower back and pain in my left leg that radiates down to my foot. I've had 3 L5-S1 ESI's & Left S1 Selective Nerve Root block. Now I am experiencing a vibration in my left foot. What could this be?

Back on the Block!!: That vibratory feeling could be an equivalent sensation to the pain you've had, via a slightly different nerve pathway. Your past story suggests that rather than something weird and new. The best bet would be to see if it gets worse or if it stays that way for a few weeks. In either case let your back doctor know. If you get weaker on that side, that's a warning to be seen sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and I can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting

I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and I can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Feet & lower left leg tingling. Fasting glucose 73 and hba1c 4.8%. Cbc normal, HIV neg 23 weeks after last possible exposure. Any ideas why tingling?

Do you have: Low back pain? An emg/ncs done by a neurologist or a physical medicine and rehab doctor can help clarify the cause. An MRI of you lower back would also shed some light. ...Read more

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What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 I fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg. Went to ER had broken toe. Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 I fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg. Went to ER had broken toe. Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

Appears 3 injuries.: Assuming that all your symptoms started after a fall, you probably injured your head, low back and broke your toe. Dizziness and headaches are symptoms of post concussion syndrome. Your low back needs imaging. You need neurological treatment. ...Read more