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What Causes A Burning Sensation In The Legs
What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee . The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.
Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more
A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more
I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg ? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break
Several Options.: A burning sensation in the leg can be due to several factors but most commonly due to nerve irritation. Sometimes, an inflammation of the vein can cause a similar symptom but this is usually associated with pain along the course of the vein. This would not be due to a vein breaking or trying to break. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more
I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?
Leg pain: It might be best for you to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will certainly examine you, but you might be sent to a Bone specialist. ...Read more
Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?
Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo is primarily caused by skin-on-skin friction and is characterized by initial mild erythema that may progress to a more intense inflammation with erosions, oozing, exudation, maceration, and crusting. Intertrigo is facilitated by moisture trapped in deep skinfolds where air circulation is limited. Treatment is with vytone cream 1%. ...Read more
What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?
Anal fissure?: There are several things that can cause severe rectal pain and pressure, the most common being an anal fissure. A burning sensation would be typical, though pain extending down the leg would not. Examination by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist would be appropriate. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?
See below: Your complaint has a very wide differential. From lymes disease to an arthritic illness and on and on. In your case it would be in your best interest to be seen by ms and proper evaluation and work up ...Read more
What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox ?
Unusual symptoms: This is an unusual symptom. A lot more info is needed. Consider a HealthTap Prime virtual consult. ...Read more
Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation ? Seems worse when i'm sat down , especially when driving.
Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?
? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more
Many: See your doc for a metabolic workup. ...Read more
What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lymphatic circulation, causing impairment in drainage so fluids build up in the feet & ankles with prolonged standing or walking.
The tingling burning sensation that comes with the foot swelling is due to sensory nerve impingemt. ...Read more
I was in an auto accident 9 weeks ago and basically shattered my pelvis. I have surgery and had pins out in and I'm still non weight barring. I'm having a burning sensation in my hip when I put my leg up and I'm not sure what could cause it.
Poss. Pinched Nerve: See your Ortho surgeon who fixed your pelvis for follow up ...Read more
Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.
Possible: Depends on level of narrowing - would have to involve multiple levels to cause this. Important thing is to rule out other medical conditions that can be potentially more serious like untreated diabetes, vascular disease, low vitamin levels, kidney/liver disease, medication side effects etc. Doctor can rule these out and then if left with diagnosis of narrow foramina that may need neurosurgery eval ...Read more
I feel dizzy sometimes and have burning sensation to my legs from knee down. My BP and Uric Acid levels are normal. What may have caused them?
Uncertain: There is no clear diagnosis at present. The uric acid is not related I think. The Blood pressure can be related to the dizziness but you say it is normal. This may be related to medications, your kidney function or other things. This will be something your physician can help clarify ...Read more
Can having the hsv2 virus cause chronic burning sensation on butt cheeks thighs & legs for months with no ob ?
Nope: You can find all kinds of statements about symptoms supposedly caused by herpes, including chronic burning, tingling, leg or back pains, etc -- but mostly these are claims by anxious persons who have no other explanation for their symptoms. Herpes simply does not do this. The only burning, tingling etc that it causes are for 1-2 days before an OB, usually in the area of the OB (i.e. the prodrome). ...Read more
What could cause constant pain in the inguinal region and tenderness around the lymph nodes, along with a burning sensation midway down the right leg?
Several things: Burning is usually a sign of local inflammation of tissues or pain resulting from nerve injury/inflammation.Causes of all your symptoms could include infection (could be serious), inflammation of peripheral nerves (ex. femoral, genitofemoral, obturator, saphenous), blood vessel inflammation/infection, etc. Serious enough, esp. w/fever, to warrant visit to dr. ASAP. ...Read more
My mother who is 58 yrs had a bilateral total knee replacement a year ago but she is experiencing very bad burning sensation around the knee, skin and legs especially at night,what is likely to cause this, any suggestions? Thanks
What causes shooting pain &a vibrating sensation in arms, legs, feet and hands, also a burning sensation in palms of hands&soles of feet?
What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.
Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more
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