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Doctor insights on: Tingling Sensation In Knee

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

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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Have a tingling itching sensation under the skin on my left outer leg above my knee. This started a several years ago, went away now its back.

Have a tingling itching sensation under the skin on my left outer leg above my knee.  This started a several years ago, went away now its back.

Parenthesis: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. ...Read more