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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Lump in outer left thigh little larger than a pea. Painful to rub. Occasionally get numbness, burning, and tingling in that part of thigh laying down?

Lump in outer left thigh little larger than a pea. Painful to rub. Occasionally get numbness, burning, and tingling in that part of thigh laying down?

Need to be examined: It is hard to tell by your description but it could be an abscess. please have it checked out by your local doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling on left leg which happens at nights when I am laying down that may radiate to shin and hamstring, prev sciatica issues.

I have numbness and tingling on left leg which happens at nights when I am laying down that may radiate to shin and hamstring, prev sciatica issues.

Sciatica: Sciatica can cause Leg pain that can come and go:: how old are you? How much do you weight? Did you recently have trauma or illness? Let us know to help solve this concern. ...Read more

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Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Possibly RLS: It may be restless legs syndrome (rls), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement ; worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS ; to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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A sharp pain on my right side hip bone (right next to tailbone). Worse when laying down and sneeze/cough. Why? Also get tingling in right leg 1 toe.

A sharp pain on my right side hip bone (right next to tailbone). Worse when laying down and sneeze/cough. Why? Also get tingling in right leg 1 toe.

Likely nerve related: Low back/hip pain can radiate to the foot due to a nerve compression, entrapment or injury. L4/L5 is a very common area that can also give tingling and nerve sensations on the top of the big toe due to L5. Proper diagnosis and treatment options by a Specialist in person are essential for correct healing and preventing further damages. ...Read more

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Pulling behind knee and cramp in calf. Happens laying down and walking. Also having tingling hands. Does this sound vascular? Neg ddimer and leg us.

Pulling behind knee and cramp in calf. Happens laying down and walking. Also having tingling hands. Does this sound vascular? Neg ddimer and leg us.

Sounds like 2 things: Tingling hands are often the presenting symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. One can also develop neuropathy in the lower extremities, but the area you describe would be pretty uncommon. Do you feel a mass or bump in the back of the knee? Sometimes a popliteal cyst can cause compression in that and be painful with pain referred down the leg. You could also have a ruptured cyst. See orthopedics soon. ...Read more

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I'm having burning tingling down the outer part of my left thigh and down the front. I had a diagnosis of mp. Is it normal to feel it down front thigh?

I'm having burning tingling down the outer part of my left thigh and down the front. I had a diagnosis of mp. Is it normal to feel it down front thigh?

Yes: Can affect a portion of the front of the thigh. This can be a difficult thing to treat. Sometimes I refer people to a pain specialist to see if a nerve block will help if everything else has failed. ...Read more

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While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

Yes, but carefully?: You can pull the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve during activity that tightens the inguinal area, compressing it. If chronic, o recurring, it is called "meralgia paresthetica. You may have also experienced transient piriformis muscle spasm, which can compress the sciatic nerve of its branches. The problem does not seem to be a disc. I would slowly resume activity. If it recurs, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Occasional tingling down right leg when laying on back. More often my thigh goes numb and I don't notice until I move or touch it. Thoughts??

Occasional tingling down right leg when laying on back. More often my thigh goes numb and I don't notice until I move or touch it. Thoughts??

Numbness in the leg: If the numb symptoms are only in the thigh area it could be neuropathy of one particular branching of the nerve (lateral cutaneous nerve), condition called maralgia paresthetica. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Pinched nerve?: Dear Randy334, This description sound like a pinched nerve at the lumbar level but you will need an exam to determine with more certainty. The hand issue sounds unrelated but would also comment to your doctor. So: go to see your GP. I hope this helps, Dr. C ...Read more

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My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?

My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?

Get treatment: If it has not resolved within a few days, go see your primary care physician. Most likely pain meds, activity modification and some therapy will get rid of this. If not, you should get an MRI and see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee. Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee. Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Seek your doctor: You may have irritation of some of the nerve roots of the spine or the spine itself (though you'd be young for this). Really consider seeing your primary care doctor better define what's causing your symptoms. This will help you come to a better plan of action (treatment) and get you feeling better sooner. ...Read more

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Been having pain in my right inner thigh close to a week. Burning and tenderness, also tingling in foot when I lay down. Could this be a clot?

Easy to check: These symptoms would not be typical of a clot. Most clots are relatively silent, though could have swelling or sometimes redness of the skin in the area. These symptoms you describe sound more like a nerve issue. It's easy enough to get a doppler ultrasound of your leg to check for clot if you're concerned. Having your hip and your lower back evaluated could also be quite important. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain worsening, swelling and vericose vein increase, shooting pains up thigh and down leg with tingling. Sometimes can't put weight on, extreme pain. No ins. Er or wait for clinic?

Chronic knee pain worsening, swelling and vericose vein increase, shooting pains up thigh and down leg with tingling. Sometimes can't put weight on, extreme pain. No ins. Er or wait for clinic?

Your choice: You may have a chronic deep vein thrombosis causing your symptoms. If you feel it is getting rapidly worse, go to the ed. If it can wait, urgent care. Rapidly worse, go to the. ...Read more

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Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Could be: And if anyone hasn't told you, walking on the back sounds like a great idea but it's too much weight and force on the spine from above. I'd recommend against it.
As far as the tingling, it could be from a nerve being pinched.
Hopefully the aggressive massage didn't cause a disk problem.
See your family md for eval. ...Read more

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What can cause the tingling in my left leg when I lay down? I have had this condition for about 6 months now. I am 66 years old. I have had great p

What can cause the tingling in my left leg when I lay down? I have had this condition for about 6 months now. I am 66 years old. I have had great p

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs from your low back, through your gluteus muscle and down to your legs. Impingement in any part of the nerve can cause tingling. Stretching, warm compress, and anti-inflammatory medication can help alleviate your symptoms. If symptoms persist, recommend evaluation for low back disc herniation. ...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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Every few days to weeks I'm getting tingling down my left side (face, arm, leg). 8 times in total, today it's the same but on right. Am I have tia's?

Every few days to weeks I'm getting tingling down my left side (face, arm, leg). 8 times in total, today it's the same but on right. Am I have tia's?

Anxiety: Numbness like thus is how your body is experiencing your stressed breathing. You are either breathing too shallow or too rapidly. These symptoms are a sign that you are not managing your anxieties well. ...Read more

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Why does the entire left side hurt from my neck down tomy leg and left arm. Going on for 3wks. I have a weird tingling sensation and only my left side?

Why does the entire left side hurt from my neck down tomy leg and left arm. Going on for 3wks. I have a weird tingling sensation and only my left side?

Mononeuritis mulripl: The most common cause of your symptoms, is a condition known as mononeuritis multiplex this is a condition, in which there is inflammation of multiple nerves, I believe to be due to a virus. I would sit in a relative. I mean, I would see a neurologist. It usually responds to the course of prednisone. I meant, it usually responds to a course of prednisone ...Read more

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Lay on sofa watching TV and got sudden discomfort and tingling down right side of body, especially arm and neck (neck also stiff) but all down leg too?

Lay on sofa watching TV and got sudden discomfort and tingling down right side of body, especially arm and neck (neck also stiff) but all down leg too?

? spondylosis: You experienced a spinal cord stimulation event of unclear cause at this time, and this initial sentinel event needs to be evaluated. Would suggest imaging studies, blood studies, and even visit to neurologist if necessary. Often these situations can be reversed readily. ...Read more

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My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

See Doc: Symptoms that have gone on for this long should be investigated. Advanced imaging like MRI or ct may be indicated if pt and bt didn't help, more aggressive therapy like trigger point injections, or various spinal injections or more conservatively osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic might help. ...Read more