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What Does A Burning Sensation In Your Leg Mean
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This symptom might be caused either by the peripheral nerve or nerve root irritation.
You might benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the legs performed for the establishment of the nature of your condition. ...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 been having burning sensation on my back and legs what does it mean should I see a doctor for treatment?
Yes: It sounds like you have some irritation of your nerves of the back which may be a radiculopathy (a specific nerve root) or sciatica (several nerve roots that join together into the sciatic nerve). Your physician can tell by your history and physical which nerve(s) are likely to be involved. Based on that he may recommend an MRI or physical therapy or medications. ...Read more
What could a burning sensation in the ankle mean. No injury although to me it feels like ice to my skin.
I was told I had a displaced meniscus root but the etilogy was unclear what does that mean? What causes burning sensation in the knee especiall medial
Burning: This kind of sensation can suggest some irritation of a nerve, but also sometimes referred pain from a joint or muscle that might irritate surrounding nerves. Can also be early infection like shingles, though usually that is episodic. Precise answer would require better description of location and what seems to cause the symptom to occur (standing, sitting, etc). ...Read more
Couple months ago I had.a burning sensation when I touched my side.now I have the same burning sensation when touched on my leg. What could this be?
Blood work may help: Your doctor may order some blood work first to check on some basic things. If that's all normal then, other tests can be done especially if the condition seems to be progressing. If may also all go away and never return. If you'd like to ask more questions or provide more information in a 1-1 fashion contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Likely nerve problem: Your skin has tons of nerve endings. When they get hurt, your nerves may get very inflamed causing the burning sensation. Ice and cool rag may make it feel cooler, but as long as the nerve is agitated and inflamed, it will continue to feel as if it is burning. It is hard to say when it will stop since nerves may take a while to heal or improve if it is not permanently damaged. ...Read more
Claudication: Your symptoms could be indicative or either decreased blood flow to legs or associated with lumbar stenosis, and transient nerve compressions. A few rare muscle diseases may cause such symptoms. Lastly, this could merely be the result of some low level deconditioning, which might respond to exercise and stretching. Might check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more
Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should i be worried?
After having my bypass in my leg extended 2 weeks ago I have a burning Sensation in the vain and spredding to the other leg it is very pain full is this normal?
Check with doc: Have you gotten your symptoms checked by a physician? Good to determine the root cause. ...Read more
Not really: If there is no clot there (you should be able to feel it), it's not likely anything serious. ...Read more
Burning legs: If this pain is on your lateral thighs, not lateral legs, then probably a condition called meralgia parasthetica. Benign and often positional, can be treated with meds, pt, rarely injections. If your legs and bilateral lateral leg, I would think about your back, or an early nerve compression in the peroneal territory. A good neurologist can sort this out for you with history and exam. ...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
Could I have cracked my tibia as it was very painful after I knocked it and now when I stand on that leg I get a painful burning sensation.?
This is a hard bone at your age and is also a full weight bearing bone. It takes a lot of traumas to break.
If your pain with walking persists, have a xray done.
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