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Pain In Lower Left Leg And Foot
I have quite severe pain in lower left leg and side of left foot. I am trying to determine whether it might be varicose vein or something else. There is selling of something just under surface but I can't tell if it is vein or tendon.?
See MD: There is no way to know what is causing the pain without more information and examining the leg. I suggest you see your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I have sharp pains in my lower left back/hip area with every step from my left foot. The pain is so sharp my left leg almost gives out. Is it severe?
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
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?
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
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??
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?
I am experiencing a sharp shooting pain in my lower left abdomen. It is intermittent, but the pain travels down my left leg all the way to my foot.?
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
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
Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?
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.?
I am experiencing shooting pain down my lower legs, knees, ankles, and feet. My left leg is worse. Could an old S1/S2 injury cause this?
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
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
What can I do about this sharp shooting pain in my left leg? I have recently been expierencing a shooting pain in my leg it extends from the bottom of my left foot all the way up to the left part of my lower back, my mom said it's sciatica. I'm 21 years ol
Lower left leg&foot pain w/ swelling for the past month. Have had xrays & a blood test for blood clot which neither showed anything. Good circulation.
Blood work: Alone does not tell if you have a clot. Vascular ultrasound and doppler will. ...Read more
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
Lumbar stenosis? When ever I stand stationary for 20 minutes my left leg goes numb from waist to foot does. I also have chronic lower back pain.
Pain on the left lower back, and sharp left leg pain which goes down to the front. The inside of thigh to knee feels weak, and left leg/foot feels numb between the big toe & the second toe.
Another pinched nerv: It sounds like your back is giving you trouble again. ...Read more
Hi, I am experiencing tingling sort o sensations /cold feeling in my lower left leg/foot and left hand to fingers. A bit of anxiety as I don't know why? Mri for ms clear. This is daily since last thursday.
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