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What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

Neuropathy: Most commonly caused by diabetes. Several other conditions, including medication side effects can do this as well. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Cyst: If you can feel or palpate a fullness behind your knee this may be a baker's cyst. These put pressure on the structures behind the knee such as nerves, tendons, or blood vessels. The symptoms arise from the pressure. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when i sat down.

Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve?  Just started when i sat down.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be ?

I am having a burning sensation in both of my legs from the knees down. I did not really eat today could that be it or if not what can it be ?

I'm not aware of: any causal relationship between "fasting" and the sensations you're describing. However, since nourishment is a necessary condition for life & you must eat at some point, I suggest you go ahead & do so. If your symptoms don't go away, then you will know that they aren't cause by fasting. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation. I have no idea what this is !?

I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation.  I have no idea what this is !?

Burning Nerve pain: Generally, burning is nerve pain, but not always. Stressed legs? Assume this means after being on your feet? You may have a nerve entrapment, either @ the inside of the ankle (tarsal tunnel), around the knee (common peroneal nerve or the tibial nerve @ the soleus sling behind the knee), or may be coming from your back, with pressure on nerves exiting the spinal column. You need through examination. ...Read more

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Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. a bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg . I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was

Orthopaedics eval: 31 year old gentleman with bilateral burning posterior knee pain, radiating pain from thigh to calf. You need a physical exam and evaluation from a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Your physical exam will include a straight leg raising test to evaluate radiculopathy, pain along a spinal nerve from your spine which can radiate to the lower extremities. Imaging tests and other maneuvers will help. ...Read more

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Sciatica? pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. no needles and pins. burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Sciatica? pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. no needles and pins. burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more