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What does if mean is I have a burning sensation in my leg?

What does if mean is I have a burning sensation in my leg?

Please see below: It depends.
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

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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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Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means ?

Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means
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Sciatica: Very well could be compression of a nerve root. The resultant compression can cause the sensation of the burning feeling in your leg. I would visit with a doc, obtain a xray and then maybe either medication or referral. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

Nerve Entrapment: Burning pain is usually nerve related. Probably from impingement on the nerve going to the buttock @ the spinal column. Swelling in the legs is probably unrelated, and can be due to a number of things. You need a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I been having burning sensation on my back and legs what does it mean should I see a doctor for treatment?

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

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What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

What does it mean when you feel a burning sensation on your upper thigh?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation is usually related to neuropathy. Sometimes you can get upper thigh area altered sensation because of wearing tight pants too, called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more

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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

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

The tear: Think answered you but a root tear implies you tore the anchor portion of the meniscus. Root tears usually occur at the posterior (back) horn. These can be bad tears. You probably will need surgery to debride the tear.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation at the top of my leg this happens a lot threw the day what is it?

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

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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?

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

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Scraped leg has a burning sensation I have tried a cool rag and ic pac?

Scraped leg has a burning sensation I have tried a cool rag and ic pac?

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

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I apply icy hot on my leg and it works but hours later a burning sensation comes back. Why?

Short acting: Icy hot doesn't last very long. The real question is why do you have burning pain in your leg? If your primary care doctor can't figure it out as k your doctor to refer you to a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Woke up experiencing burning sensation on both upper legs ?

Requires exam and: Testing for peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes and lumbar radiculopathy are possibilities; however many other neurological illnesses can cause these symptoms ...Read more

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What should I do about a warm burning sensation in my upper right leg?

See below: If elevation mild anti inflammatory meds and or heat will not improve that sensation, then check with your primary care physician and request a doppler of your leg just to make sure that there isn't any vascular condition causing the problem. ...Read more

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Why do my legs have a burning sensation after I do heavy physical work?

Why do my legs have a burning sensation after I do heavy physical work?

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

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I seem to have burning sensation on my leg and groin area? What can it be?

I seem to have burning sensation on my leg and groin area? What can it be?

A few choices: Jock itch; muscle strain; pinched nerve...As top of list. You should discuss this with your dr for full history and physical exam to find source. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

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

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Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Burning sensation in my right leg and upper inner part of the thigh. What can I do for this?

Nerve prob: Typically, burning sensation is associated with a nerve irritation. You may have a pinched nerve somewhere in your back for ex. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should i be worried?

Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should i be worried?

Depends: Some conditions, the rash appears later. May be a nerve related issue? May be a muscle problem as well (e.g. Tendon injury). If the pain is severe, I'd have your regular doctor give it a check out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Surgical leg pain: Pain with swelling, warmth or redness along the veins of any extremity is usually due to cellulitis — an infection that can spread rapidly and needs urgent medical attention. Untreated cellulitis may lead to blood clots with severe complications. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in the legs better with ted stockings.

Burning sensation in the legs better with ted stockings.

Check with doc: Have you gotten your symptoms checked by a physician? Good to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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Burning sensation running along leg vein, should I be concerned?

Not really: If there is no clot there (you should be able to feel it), it's not likely anything serious. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the upper and outer part of my legs. How to treat this?

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

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I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

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

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I occasionally have a burning sensation on the side of my right leg where the Soleus and Gastrocnemius are located. What could cause this?

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

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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.?

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.?

Unlikely : 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.
Dr B ...Read more