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Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Gonyalgia: If you mean tingling below the knee cap, on the edge of the shin, this might be due to transient compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the knee, this can be due to pressure on the knee, like from kneeling, hence the term "parsons knee"gon. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Ihave endoscopic sugery ofl5s1 disk slip my pain almost gone but I have tingling pain under my knee is it normal?

Ihave endoscopic sugery ofl5s1 disk slip my pain almost gone but I have tingling pain under my knee is it normal?

Pain: Is never normal. This may be a reflection of pressure on nerve roots exiting from the spine, or may be related entirely to the knee itself. See the doctor who performed the surgery and let them reexamine you. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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Foot numbness, pain, and tingling up to my knees along with chest pain, what could this be?

Foot numbness, pain, and tingling up to my knees along with chest pain, what could this be?

Nervous Overload: It is hard to know if the foot is connected to the chest symptoms. The lower extremity nervous overload sounds like you have back issues with radiculopathy/sciatica. The chest pain part i will leave to a physiatrist/neurologist to put together. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Broke my pinky toe 3 weeks ago, entire foot gets ice cold at random times ever since, sometimes with pain/tingling up to my knee. Is this serious?

Broke my pinky toe 3 weeks ago, entire foot gets ice cold at random times ever since, sometimes with pain/tingling up to my knee. Is this serious?

Get it checked again: I suppose you were sen by the doctor who ordered the xrays and provided treatment for it It is usually treated by immobilization by taping it to next toe and ice locally and padded shoe and pain medication I suggest you follow up with the treating doctor or see an orthopedic Specialist or a Podiatrist ...Read more

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37 weeks wake up every morning with numb/tingling legs from my knees to my feet. Is this normal?

37 weeks wake up every morning with numb/tingling legs from my knees to my feet. Is this normal?

Depends: Does the numbness go away ? Do you feel like you need to get up and walk around ? 37 weeks pregnant? Do you lay on your side or back when you sleep ? Parasthesias from compression of the lumbar sacral plexus can occur . Compression of the inferior vena cava or aorta can cause parasthesias as well. Discuss this with your OB-Gyn. ...Read more

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Why when I press on the side of my butt I feel a tingling sensation next to my knees?

Why when I press on the side of my butt I feel a tingling sensation next to my knees?

Sciatic stimulation: You have identified your sciatic notch and are stimulating the nerve going through that area. Congratulations. Your prize is stinging sensations all the way down to the knee and if you keep probing you could get it to shoot right into the big toe! What may be cooler is if you could stimulate your own sciatic nerve and have someone else feel the zap behind their knee! That'd be crazy! LOL ...Read more

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I feel a tingling sensation on my left knee, i had fell a couple a months ago scraped it on the road and never really disinfected, what could it be?

I feel a tingling sensation on my left knee, i had fell a couple a months ago scraped it on the road and never really disinfected, what could it be?

Irritation of: a superficial cutaneous nerve more than likely. if you have redness, swelling, warmth you may have infection. Little bits of gravel sometimes get in there and are hard to get rid of (the white blood cells cannot digest them) If you suspect that there is a smouldering infection or bits of road gravel still in there have it looked at. If the the tingling does not resolve have it looked at ...Read more

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I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm. ...Read more

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I just stood up from lying on the sofa and I suddenly have a tingling feeling in my left knee/knee cap when walking. I can walk normally and it bends?

I just stood up from lying on the sofa and I suddenly have a tingling feeling in my left knee/knee cap when walking. I can walk normally and it bends?

Nerve: Sounds like its transient nerve compression when you are sitting /lying down .If you can walk and bend it normally ..nothing to worry. If it persists get it checked out with your doc.. ...Read more

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I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee . (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee . (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

Neuropathy: Hi, the nerves that supply function to the lower extremities travel from the lower spine down the legs. It is possible for a disk in between vertebrae to become injured and press on a nerve as it exits the spine. The sensation of nerve pain is often described as pins and needles or burning pain . I suggest you see your doctor soon for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...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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Optical neuritis, fatigue, tingling in hand, electroshock feeling my knee and dizziness. I've done a MRI and came clean. What else can be if not MS?

Optical neuritis, fatigue, tingling in hand, electroshock feeling my knee and dizziness. I've done a MRI and came clean. What else can be if not MS?

Multiple illnesses: Your symptoms require further studies and evaluation. Get checked for diabetes and obtain nerve conduction studies and a thyroid evaluation with metabolic profiling. ...Read more

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Three months sense foot surgery having numbness and tingling ankle swells numbness and tingling goes clear up to my knee am I doing something wrong?

Three months sense foot surgery having numbness and tingling ankle swells numbness and tingling goes clear up to my knee am I doing something wrong?

Nerve issue: Numbness and tingling at any surgical site is to be expected for the first 3 to 6 months. However, it shouldn't be real prevalent and should be getting better by the third month. I do not know why this creates swelling in your ankle. Need more info like what type of foot surgery? Possible nerve entrapment or other. Could be neuritis consider cortisone injection and consult original surgeon. ...Read more

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Is tingling below knee normal after torn menimous surgery?

Is tingling below knee normal after torn menimous surgery?

Can be: Sensory changes can occur after cutting any skin in your body. Most settle down or go away in a few months. Some take up to 18 months to mature to its final feeling. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses then seek immediate care. rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...Read more

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Stinging or tingling in the elbows and knees is usually caused by what?

Stinging or tingling in the elbows and knees is usually caused by what?

Inflamation: If the tingling is localized, it is likely local pathology of joints or soft tissues around the joint. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

it can be: It depends on what was done and how long you are following surgery. If you are in first few weeks following surgery it could related to a number of things, all likely to resolve with time and healing. If it is late, it could represent sensory nerve entrapment and might need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatologist or an ortho. ...Read more

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Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

ITB: Iliotibial band syndrome and bursitis are some things that come to my mind. You doctor can do a few orthopedic tests on exam in his/her office to help figure this out. ...Read more

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What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.

What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.

Localized tingling in outer knee cap: Have you ever had an injury of the knee, such as in a MVA, or a bad fall, other similar event? have you seen a Dr? have you had imaging studies of the knee? The lesion you are describing is related to a cartilage loss, which an MRI should confirm. I would take an anti-inflammatory medication, Duloxetine 30 mg./ twice a day. Works for pain, depression, and fibromialgia, you may add Aleve (naproxen) 1 x 2/day ...Read more

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For the last couple days, I get this weird tingling, almost a little wave feeling tingle in the left side of my right knee?

For the last couple days, I get this weird tingling, almost a little wave feeling tingle in the left side of my right knee?

Nerve: This is most likely an irritable/slightly inflamed superficial nerve causing this symptom and I doubt that it reflects any problem with the knee joint it self in the absence of pain or tenderness. Such symptoms usually resolve after a brief period of time. If you have further concerns, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

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I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

Answer 3of 3: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. The following possible common problems: 1) front pain with stairs or squatiing: early patello-femoral arthritis , 2) pain on either sides: tendinitis or meniscus tears , 3) back of the knee: bakers cyst, 4) pain all over: arthritis/inflammation. ...Read more

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My knees are itching i have tingling on the bottom of one foot?

My knees are itching

i have tingling on the bottom of one foot?

HAVE IT CHECKED: It is difficult to properly assess what is going on without actually seeing your condition. Itching can be a sign of a problem. If the skin is irritated, it could be a skin infection, like fungus; however, if the itching has more of a "deeper" sensation, you may be dealing with a nerve irritation. Quite unusual in presentation to have knees and one foot symptomatic. ...Read more

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Tingling in left leg below knee after long walk started last year I'm 49?

Tingling in left leg below knee after long walk started last year I'm 49?

Tingling: If you have had these symptoms for a year and they are usually associated with walking I would think some type of irritation to your popliteal nerve would be likely. Swelling to knee, tendon irritation, Bakers Cyst. Vascular problem possible too. ...Read more

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Numbness and pain in front of leg above knee with tingling sensation, after THR six months ago.

Numbness and pain in front of leg above knee with tingling sensation, after THR six months ago.

Meralgia paresthetic: This is meralgia paresthetic.This comes from Injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but since you had the surgery other causes could do this You need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My daughter just got up to look out the door and all of a sudden she couldnt see and she had tingling in her hands and knees?

My daughter just got up to look out the door and all of a sudden she couldnt see and she had tingling in her hands and knees?

Not enough detail: How old, how long the symptoms lasted, the emotional stae. It could be nothing all the way up to a form of seizure! ...Read more

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Why am I having a tingling and numbness from the right side of my right knee up the front of the leg and then it stops...or sometimes gets worse?

Why am I having a tingling and numbness from the right side of my right knee up the front of the leg and then it stops...or sometimes gets worse?

Nerve: This suggests an impingement and/or irritability of a nerve entering your leg possibly at the groin area.often seen in overweight people or in people who sit for long periods like truck drivers A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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I have pain in my knee when bending, straighten or putting weight on leg for two days now on the third day there is tingling anklewhat could it be

Tendonitis: Without any injury to your knee the most common explanation of your pain is tendinitis ( patellar tendon, IT band ) or patellofemoral ( kneecap) pain.If your symptoms persist see your physician , and if needed, a referral to an orthopedist. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Possible causes of sudden knee swelling on the outside of the knee. No pain. Slight tingling sensation. Wasn't injured. Feels like it needs to pop?

Possible causes of sudden knee swelling on the outside of the knee. No pain. Slight tingling sensation. Wasn't injured. Feels like it needs to pop?

Knee Pain: Pain on the outside of the knee is not very specific. Is that the only symptom ? Some people have a plica which is folding of the tissue within the lining (synovium) of the knee. It will sometimes cause a catching or popping sensation above the joint line. It is a difficult diagnosis to make unless you can reproduce it in the physician's office. I would monitor it and if it bothers you call md. ...Read more

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Inside below knee feels cold,tingling inside sometimes i feel tickles in toes&heartWhen i touch the leg it doesn'tfeel cold.Normal?How to stop it?16yr

Inside below knee feels cold,tingling inside sometimes i feel tickles in toes&heartWhen i touch the leg it doesn'tfeel cold.Normal?How to stop it?16yr

See a doctor: Need more details regarding the circumstances around this set of symptoms. It might localize to a specific nerve but without a history or a physical exam it isn't possible to localize. Suggest you see your doctor to further evaluate this, which could require some additional studies. ...Read more

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Slight tingling, opposite side of knee area. Can extend down to foot. No pain. Tingling is on and off. I exercise very regularly. What could this be?

Slight tingling, opposite side of knee area. Can extend down to foot. No pain.  
Tingling is on and off. I exercise very regularly. What could this be?

2 options: If by "opposite side" you mean the outside of your knee, you are probably describing peroneal nerve irritation. If on the inside, that's the saphanous nerve. Either nerve can be irritated by a variety of situations. See a sports medicine orthopedist for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in leg from knee down to foot?

What causes tingling in leg from knee down to foot?

Irritated nerve: Often sciatic nerve pinching or paroneal nerve pinching causes this. Neuological examination and EMG may be needed. ...Read more

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My it band is so tight like a rock and now have knee pain and tingling sensation....What is this?

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My it band is so tight like a rock and now have knee pain and tingling sensation....What is this?

IT Band syndrome: It band friction syndrome is a common cause of lateral knee pain. But, it could be something else. Without an exam, it will be difficult to diagnose you. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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