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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Burning Sensation In Upper Left Leg Symptoms

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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I have a burning sensation in my calf of my left leg and its very painful especially when i rest it and i can't bare sheets or duvets touching it?

Neuropathic pain: Needs an evaluation to figure out the cause, there are plenty of meds that can help with the pain in the meantime available by prescription ? Could also be shingles without the rash... ...Read more

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy affect one leg only? I've had burning sensation in my left leg for 4 weeks now, so starting to think it's not sciatica, but sth else?

Can neuropathy affect one leg only? I've had burning sensation in my left leg for 4 weeks now, so starting to think it's not sciatica, but sth else?

Could be sciatica: Sciatica can certainly last for 4 weeks, but other things can cause pain in one leg only. You should see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having a burning sensation in the upper part of my left leg, it also feels like its being pulled, this happens a lot when i cough or sneeze?

I've been having a burning sensation in the upper part of my left leg, it also feels like its being pulled, this happens a lot when i cough or sneeze?

Neuropathy: When you cough or sneeze, it increases pressure in spinal canal, and in presence of nerve compression in lower back, the pain exacerbates, but another explanation includes compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh at hip level. Get this examined. Also, stop smoking now, regardless of the cause of your symptoms. Lung cancer, and COPD is far worse! ...Read more

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Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Nerological: Sounds like you have a few different issues first of all sounds like your neck is bad. In otherworldly some degenerative disease in the neck causing the left side issues to the upper extremity wrt the right leg thus seems to be coming from the lower back. May want to see your doctor for more testing ...Read more

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I have this tingle in my left foot and the burning sensation down my left leg from my buttocks through my thighs and calfs will It go away?

I have this tingle in my left foot and the burning sensation down my left leg from my buttocks through my thighs and calfs will It go away?

Could be sciatica: This could be sciatica due to a pinched nerve or muscle of even facet (lumbar spine joint) disease. Yes thsi can go away - but you will need appropriate physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle ?

I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle ?

Neuritis /tendinitis: It is important to perform a complete lower extremity history and physical examination. There could be several different diagnosis for this condition. Each lower extremity system (integument, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal) should be thoroughly evaluated. Once.A proper diagnosis can be established, then a treatment plan can be implanted. ...Read more

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I been having burning sensation on my back and legs what does it mean should I see a doctor for treatment?

Yes: It sounds like you have some irritation of your nerves of the back which may be a radiculopathy (a specific nerve root) or sciatica (several nerve roots that join together into the sciatic nerve). Your physician can tell by your history and physical which nerve(s) are likely to be involved. Based on that he may recommend an MRI or physical therapy or medications. ...Read more

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I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. What could this be?

I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. 

What could this be?

Leg pain: the burning pain you describe is most likely a neuropathic type of pain, but the question is what is aggravating your nerve. The most common cause is a pinched spinal or paraspinal nerve, but other causes such as diabetes, shingles, vitamin B12 deficiency and a few others need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor. An EMG test may show the origin of the problem. Blood tests and MRI may also help ...Read more

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I've been getting this burning pain in the left side of my left leg for a week now. Recently I ended up jumping back thinking I got close to an iorn?

Neuropathic pain: Sounds like a neuropathic pain (pain originating from a nerve tract). Typically this is a shooting/stabbing pain. Do you have a history of diabetes? Any decreased sensation or even hyper sensitivity in that area? History of recent trauma to the region? Or extensive exercise? The discomfort should resolve in time, if it is due to trauma or activity. If not then you may need an MRI for further eval ...Read more

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I have been experiencing burning pain that radiates from the inside of my foot to the outside of my thigh on my left leg. Is it anything serious?

Heard of Compo????: Well it's serious enough to cause you pain. Left untreated, it could cause further problem by causing you to compensate for the burning pain you are now having. This compensation is what generally leads to the secondary problems that makes treating the problem even more important. ...Read more

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