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Doctor insights on: Causes Of A Burning Sensation In The Legs

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What causees a burning feeling in lower leg with no pain?

What causees a burning feeling in lower leg with no pain?

Possible a nerve: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more

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Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Can pfiriformis syndrome cause burning in the whole leg? Along with a strange coldness feeling. Along with hip pain?

Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...Read more

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Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Usually visible: The rash caused by Meloxicam is usually visible. A burning feeling sounds like some peripheral neuropathy If it doesn't stop after stopping meloxicam you should be examined. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Burning feet: Yes poor circulation can cause those things but at times worn out nerve endings (neuropathy) can also be responsible. Ask your doctor and if he is not certain he/she can ask a vascular surgeon to help sort it out. That is an issue they have to sort out frequently. ...Read more

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I have an iron deficiency , would this be the cause for burning feeling in my legs and feet?

I have an iron deficiency , would this be the cause for burning feeling in my legs and feet?

Neuropathy: Iron deficiency can cause symptoms such as general fatigue,weakness,shortness of breath,pale skin,dizziness, strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay.swelling or soreness of the tongue and also tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs.Deficiency of B vitamins can cause neuropathy as well. Let your doctor know about this symptom . ...Read more

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What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

What could cause burning/pins&needles/numbness in my upper thighs, and a feeling of a bug biting me/being quickly stabbed w/ a needle in my arms/legs.

Nerve pain: This is clearly neuropathic pain meaning some injury or irritation of the nerves. There are many possibilities from endocrine disorders to infections, to toxicities and vitamin deficiencies. You should see your primary care physician and if you do not have one, should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

Nerve pain: There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness. Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Probably not: Your symptoms are not very specific. The symptoms of apa syndrome are related to blood vessel clotting and your type of symptoms do not suggest that. Have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more