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My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due a number of different conditions including some nerve disorders or skin conditions. Consulting a neurologist and dermatologist to evaluate the issue may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

Generally No: Cracking backs has not had any relationship with causing other issues. There could have been a problem you already had going on regarding the sciatica and has just gotten worse lately. I would consider further evaluation if things aren't getting better, maybe MRI of spine to see. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

May be a sciatica: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. One part of the sciatic nerve is the S1 nerve root which runs down the back of the calf to the lateral aspect of the foot and so it may be coming from your back. ...Read more

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My skin at the back upper leg and thighs are extremely sensitive for touch. Had it for couple of hours now. Took anti-inflammatory tablet but not help?

My skin at the back upper leg and thighs are extremely sensitive for touch. Had it for couple of hours now. Took anti-inflammatory tablet but not help?

Wait ; see: The duration of your symptoms has not been long enough (assuming no trauma) to indicate anything dire. It could be from sitting in a certain position or type of chair, or a sensitivity of your skin to something it contacted. If it persists past 24, see your pcp. Being that it is on both sides presumably rules out shingles. ...Read more

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Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?

Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?

AFootDropInTheBucket: A nerve passes superficially around that area (the peroneal nerve) so maybe you bumped it or you cross your legs a lot. Sometimes scar tissue develops there but that's rare. There are muscles in that area that can become sore or their insertion to the bone gets torn or injured. Sometimes a person has a small bursa in that area that gets inflamed ("bursitis").All-in-all it should get better with time ...Read more

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I have had very sensitive skin to the touch all over my lower back and legs. Uncomfortable for even clothes to touch?

I have had very sensitive skin to the touch all over my lower back and legs. Uncomfortable for even clothes to touch?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic. Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of neurons. ...Read more

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The skin on my upper arms and one of my legs is sensitive to the touch, like when you have a fever, however I'm not running a fever. What causes that?

The skin on my upper arms and one of my legs is sensitive to the touch, like when you have a fever, however I'm not running a fever. What causes that?

Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation from merely touching normal appearing skin is seen in diabetics and nerve disorders like neuropathy and multiple sclerosis. It doesn't appear that you have any of the signs or symptoms of those conditions but for further evaluation see a neurologist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My arms, top of legs and stomach get really itchy but only when any type of clothing touch them. I use sensitive skin unscented detergent. Any ideas?

My arms, top of legs and stomach get really itchy but only when any type of clothing touch them. I use sensitive skin unscented detergent. Any ideas?

Dry skin?: The first thing to do would be applying a moisturizer all over < 3 minutes after bathing while avoiding scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the itching persists after a week, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the bottom of my thigh. Its very sensitive to touch and under the skin. Any ideas of what it may be?

I have a knot on the bottom of my thigh. Its very sensitive to touch and under the skin. Any ideas of what it may be?

Cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst of the skin, in a common area for skin and hair follicle problems. Inspect it for redness and pigmentation. Use hot compresses, and get it checked out if pain persists. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive area on the upper back of my right thigh, the skin feels super sensitive to touch even the lightest of fabrics irritate it?

I have a sensitive area on the upper back of my right thigh, the skin feels super sensitive to touch even the lightest of fabrics irritate it?

Nerve irritation: This type of thing is often due to problems with a nerve. If you have had a rash there or some other inflammation, this can happen afterwards. I would get an exam from your doctor to evaluate what might be going on and get checked for diabetes or vitamin deficiencies that might cause this. ...Read more

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After a hard impact, my kneecap has become extremely sensitive to some touch. There is something between the skin and bone that I can slide around.?

After a hard impact, my kneecap has become extremely sensitive to some touch. There is something between the skin and bone that I can slide around.?

Be seen: If it was a hard impact, you would be wise to be seen just to make sure you don't have a fracture; that being said, you probably sustained a contusion to your patella and have a small hematoma. ...Read more

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I have a bump underneath my skin on my inner thigh. Sensitive to touch. If I pop them only blood comes out. No pus ever. What could it be?

I have a bump underneath my skin on my inner thigh. Sensitive to touch. If I pop them only blood comes out. No pus ever. What could it be?

Probably a cyst: I think you have been squeezing it and it is very hard to say what exactly it is. It could be a cyst. Or a small boil or infected cyst. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor and find appropriate diagnosis and proper treatment if any needed ...Read more

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I get sharp shooting pains in my forearms and shins. And every now and then my arm and thigh skin is really sensitive to the touch and hurt. Why?

I get sharp shooting pains in my forearms and shins. And every now and then my arm and thigh skin is really sensitive to the touch and hurt. Why?

Get checked: You need a thorough neurological exam and possibly some blood and radiologic testing, especially if the symptoms are of recent onset. ...Read more

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The skin of my inner right thigh is sore and highly sensitive to any touch. But they're is no change of color or anything. What could it be?

The skin of my inner right thigh is sore and highly sensitive to any touch. But they're is no change of color or anything. What could it be?

Early cellulitis?: Only two things come to mind. An early skin infection (cellulitis) which has not completely developed. Typically there is redness, warmth and tenderness in the area, but this may not be apparent early on. Monitor the area. Less likely, there could be an area of nerve damage in the skin causing very sensitive and noxious sensations to touch: a condition called dysesthesia. It could also be nothing. ...Read more

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29yo runner and soccer player. Pain at the top of calf, just below knee. Skin sensitive to touch. Hurts when running, disappears after extended stretch?

29yo runner and soccer player. Pain at the top of calf, just below knee. Skin sensitive to touch. Hurts when running, disappears after extended stretch?

A few possibilities: Here's the list of what we think about with knee pain in that area: Could be as simple as a baker's cyst or bursitis, tendonitis, or muscle strain. Less likely would be meniscal / tendon tear. If it's getting worse or persisting for awhile, I'd recommend taking a week or two off from running and soccer. Hope this helps ...Read more

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4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

Nerve entrapment: When the surgical site heals some of the superficial nerves can get trapped in the scar tissue which can cause the skin to be very sensitive to the touch. ...Read more

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What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

Sensitive leg skin: The skin can be sensitive if there is an irritant dermatitis to some exogenous chemical. This could be a soap, laundry detergent, moisturizer or skin eczema. There can be underlying varicose veins or pinched nerves in the spine that make the skin sensitive. If there is a rash overylying the irritation, the rash could be a result of the irritation or a cause. See a dermatologist for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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I want to be able to touch my toes and also stand on one leg and lift my other leg up to touch my head. How do I get more flexible?

I want to be able to touch my toes and also stand on one leg and lift my other leg up to touch my head. How do I get more flexible?

Patience...: Stretches are meant to elongate the muscles. You don't want to stretch too quickly because you can risk creating more of an injury. As you regularly stretch, you will feel more flexible and it will be quicker to get going. Treat your stretches like exercises; it's that important. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under skin on leg near my panty line. It's hurts to touch. It's not the first time it has come up but does go away?

Cyst: It soulnds like an epidermal cyst and is easily handled by your local doctor. It may be treated with heat and antibiotics or just excised depending on the situation. You want to see a doctor for the pain ...Read more

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A week ago I noticed what I thought was a small boil on my leg but now is really big, Red, hard to touch. No head. Looks like a bite. What should I Do?

A week ago I noticed what I thought was a small boil on my leg but now is really big, Red, hard to touch. No head. Looks like a bite. What should I Do?

Abscess: This could be now an abscess and might need to be opened under local anesthesia. Have it looked at by your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if I sit too long, I get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin. Is that typical?

I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if I sit too long, I get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin. Is that typical?

Stiffness at rest: It is very common for folks with autoimmune problems to have morning stiffness that improves with time and exercise. Start slow but try to keep moving! ...Read more