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What Does It Mean When I Have Pain Going Up My Leg
What does it mean when I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?
What does it mean when you have sharpe pains on the top of your butt and it goes all the way down your leg?
Sciatica: It is possible to have irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to herniated disc from your back. Usually gives a sharp/ electric type of pain that can start on one side of your buttock area and radiate down to the same side all the way down even to your foot. It can be acute and most of the time resolves with conservative treatment in 6 weeks but if persist seek professional advice ...Read more
What do they mean about loose body's and verdabra poped. Out would that causes problems with loss of use and sever pain going down leg?
Sciatica: What kind of study did you have. The term Vertebra popped is very atypical. It sounds like what you are describing is an MRI or possibly CT showing a vertebral disc buldging and possibly pressing on a nerve, which can cause pain radiating down the leg. This would be classic sciatica. Usually treatment is conservative and gets more intense if it does not resolve by itself. ...Read more
Nerve Compression: For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine. There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I have been haveing leg pain going down the side of one leg what does this mean? It had almost been a unbearable pain
Nerve: Most likely. See your doc for eval. ...Read more
Leg started shaking after going to bed and would not stop. I had to wait for it to stop on it's own. What does that mean?
Restless legs: You may have restless legs syndrome. Consult your doctor for help and medication. ...Read more
Allergic or infected: If it's kind of red and warm to touch with itchiness--local allergic relation. If it's red, hard, hot and tender to touch-- infection. ...Read more
Vascular: You might want to see a vascular surgeon to evaluate the blood vessels in your leg. I would not ignore this. ...Read more
Vague symptom: A good exam and more thorough history by a dr. May help you best find an answer. Conditions that cause a "warm rushing feeling running down your leg" can range from nerve irritation, vascular issues, to urinating down your leg. As stated a good check up will be your best means of getting the proper diagnose. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Checkup: It means you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain could be due to different reasons. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis, ulcers), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, nerve damage (neuropathy) and etc. Get evaluated and get the appropriate care. ...Read more
Varies: It really varies a lot and there are a lot of possible causes. It usually indicates that the position you are putting your leg in when you sit is uncomfortable. This can be from an abnormality in your leg or in some cases it can be normal. Don't hesitate to be seen for an exam. ...Read more
The nerve running from spine to leg is easily irritated if you have any disc problems and even just from sitting.
Look up sciatica and piriformis and try some of the exercises. Use heat if it helps and acetaminophen as directed. If it is very severe or you have numbness or weakness in the leg or the pain goes down the leg, you should see someone to have your nerve connections and discs checked ...Read more
Child has arthrtis and now has leg discrepancy does this mean her arthrtis is not well controlled?
Call a Pediatrician: This child would best be examined and followed by a pediatrician to develop a treatment plan that might minimize the pain and avoid problems that may come from these conditions. The 'discrepancy' may be unrelated to the arthritis, but the combination merits attention. Do find effective help for the child. You'll both feel better. ...Read more
My daughter is 4. She's very active. Sometimes she says her leg is cold on the inside. What could that be or really mean?
Achilles tendon: Possible achilles tendon issues. You have partial tear or complete tear. Need to be evaluated by podiatrist or ortho. ...Read more
My left leg appears black marks but that area nothing happen, I mean burnt, itching or wounded. I'll like to know what's going on my skin.
Skin: It is not possible to answer this question without a picture. You should show the marks to your physician. They may want to send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
This depends: If you have had a low back injury, this could be evidence of a "slipped disc". If you have a condition like " sugar diabetes ", it could be a neuropathy. If the tingly feeling happens when you walk but goes away quickly when you stop and rest, you coud be having circulatory issues like "pad". See your doc and tell him about this issue. ...Read more
Not getting better: Noti mproving despite treatment. Is what intractable means. ...Read more
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