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Tingling In Legs When Walking
Sciatica. Pain is not much but I get tingling in legs&buttocks when I sit for long. I cant walk for long or fast, legs burn. Doc prescibed gabapentin, is it addictive? Will sciatica cause permanent damage? Cant do any of my fav activities like swim/hike
Yes: It is addicting and a schedule V drug. It may help with neurological pain and numbness. Discuss with your Neurosurgeon the future management plan ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
This can be from nerve compression from a disk in the spine or arthritis. It can occur in patients with vascular disease of the leg.
It can also occur with muscle spasms in the lower back causing associated tingling in the extremity. If it's bothersome enough, see your family md for eval. ...Read more
Get checked: If symptoms don't go away in a few days. Go sooner if leg weak. ...Read more
Elastic fibers torn: Like a ballon that is over extended and over-stretched, the skin can be over-stretched causing elastic fibers to tear and the overlying skin can be thinned and more sensitive. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg numbness. The following also describe me: Leg pain, Leg tingling, and Numbness or tingling. What should I do?
Carpel tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one possibility. Usually the numbness is felt in the thumb, second, 'third and the inside of the fourth finger. In carpal tunnel the median nerve is squeezed and this causes the numbness. Other neurologic conditions can also cause numbness such as pinched nerves in the neck, shoulder, or along the arm. When you are evaluated, these are conditions that will be looked for. ...Read more
Seek help in person: While this could be related to something like restless legs - tingling is a much less common description of symtpoms. This could also represent some sort of physical compromise of the sensory nerves of the legs but also could be some other process compromising the nerves and that's important to find out sooner rather later. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: Or see a podiatrist. The important thing is to see someone as soon as possible, regardless if this is the doctor who can help you, if not they will refer you to a doctor who can. ...Read more
See a Doc: The first thing to do is to try to determine what activity brought about these symptoms. You really need to think hard about this. If you can identify what brought it about, then it may be helpful to speak to a personal trainer to see if you are using poor technique or if there is an activity that you are "overdoing". If the symptoms persist, probably best to see your doc or a back specialist. ...Read more
It depends: One question to be answered is did an md tell you it was a circulation problem. If so, what tests were done to determine this? If the problem is vascular then the vascular doctor should be consulted. A neurologist would be helpful for nerve/spine problems that are causing the symptoms. It may also be more than one problem but it is better to have your primary doctor coordinate the specialists. ...Read more
I have leg tingling, pain, acking, soar, cold feet should I buy a brace if so for what part of the leg?
Tingling in legs and tailbone? I had an fall injury 2 years ago and workman's comp. Left me on meds and I am undergoing drs system treatments
ElevALT-70. M-33-don't drink-don't smoke-never drugs, married & monogamous. Went to dr for numbness/tingling in legs. Ca-10.4 vitd25-0H -27. Means what?
Mostly normal: The labs generally are within normal limits, although the ALT is slightly elevated of little concern. I do find the Vitamin D on the low side, as prefer levels of 50-70 ng/ml. None of this reveals cause of leg symptoms. Several potential causes. A neurologist could help sort out. ...Read more
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