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What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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I also have pains n numbness on my left side by my shoulder to my left leg what's that means.?

I also have pains n numbness on my left side by my shoulder to my left leg what's that means.?

Nerve irritation: It sounds like you're having nerve root irritation. Your arm symptoms would be originating from your neck. If you're having numbness down your leg and that would be originating from your lumbar spine. You need to be seen by an orthopedic spinal specialist. This will get to the bottom of why you're experiencing this numbness. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

Leg Numbness: There are many causes of leg numbness.... For example.
Neuropathy, nerve entrapment, back problems...Etc.
Its important to find out what the cause is, then you will know, how to treat it.... I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

? neuropathy: There are a number of possibilities if persistent you must see your md. ...Read more

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Tingles and numbness in right arm and leg means what?

Tingles and numbness in right arm and leg means what?

Psychological or: Physiological issue. See your doctor for evaluation, testing and imaging to determine the cause and discuss the course of treatment. ...Read more

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Hello when I am walking down staircase my right leg drags sometimes then when I was with both legs stop feel numbness what does this mean?

Hello when I am walking down staircase my right leg drags sometimes then when I was with both legs stop feel numbness what does this mean?

You should: Describe these symptoms to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) since the "dragging leg" is a bit concerning! (Besides indicating possible MOTOR weakness it is a SAFETY issue occurring when it does. Your Spine may be the source of these symptoms....
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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ElevALT-70. M-33-don't drink-don't smoke-never drugs, married & monogamous. Went to dr for numbness/tingling in legs. Ca-10.4 vitd25-0H -27. Means what?

ElevALT-70. M-33-don't drink-don't smoke-never drugs, married & monogamous. Went to dr for numbness/tingling in legs. Ca-10.4 vitd25-0H -27. Means what?

Mostly normal: The labs generally are within normal limits, although the ALT is slightly elevated of little concern. I do find the Vitamin D on the low side, as prefer levels of 50-70 ng/ml. None of this reveals cause of leg symptoms. Several potential causes. A neurologist could help sort out. ...Read more

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I had a positive ANA and jo-1 test what does that mean? I was being seen for numbness and tingeling in both legs and feet and weakness in both? .

I had a positive ANA and jo-1 test what does that mean? I was being seen for numbness and tingeling in both legs and feet and weakness in both? .

Possible muscle dz: These tests are seen in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies including dermatomyositis and poly myosotis. The tests are not specific. It requires other testing to determine if you actually have this type or rare disease. You should see a rheumatologist for an evaluation especially if you have an elevated CPK blood test. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does numbness in the shin means?

Can docs explain what does numbness in the shin means?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

Numbness means nerve: True numbness means there is a nerve problem. For the knee this usually means nerve irritation in low back, but not always.
An altered sensation near the knee could be a symptom of a cartilage problem or other internal derangement in the knee. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have no feeling in the left side of your hip and down the leg?

What dose it mean when you have no feeling in the left side of your hip and down the leg?

Nerve compression: This can be a sign of nerve compression. I would see a physician regarding this in order to get a diagnosis and treatment plan (can be quite varied depending on cause). I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My lower right leg feels numb and sometimes it means I struggle to walk. What could this be? K

My lower right leg feels numb and sometimes it means I struggle to walk. What could this be? K

See a physician: Would need more history to get an idea of the cause. Numbness means the nerves that carry sensation from your leg to the brain (sensory nerves)are suffering an impairment. Rather than try and guess where the problem is located I think it's time to see a physician, who will hopefully diagnose the problem. He or she may order some studies or send you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when from my right knee down is numb to the touch and I have weekness in the whole leg?

What does it mean when from my right knee down is numb to the touch and I have weekness in the whole leg?

See a doctor: Stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sounds like a plausible reason. See an orthopedist urgently or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower leg feels alittle numb, like its partially asleep and you have a hard time standing on it.

What does it mean when your lower leg feels alittle numb, like its partially asleep and you have a hard time standing on it.

Neuropathy: You may have a pinched nerve in the back or may be developing neuropathy, if you are not able to stand on it because you feel weak then you need to see your pcp quick. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left butt cheek and leg are numb?

What does it mean when your left butt cheek and leg are numb?

Possible sciatica: If you have radiating pain then sciatica is probable but even without pain it is possible. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I take good diet still sometimes I feel my legs are slept. I mean numb n like pins stinging? Which defiency cud b dis? Plz reply fast

I take good diet still sometimes I feel my legs are slept. I mean numb n like pins stinging? Which defiency cud b dis? Plz reply fast

Doubt it is diet: If you are eating a good diet then this is not likely to be a deficiency. Need more information to be able to look at the possibilities. Is it with activity, Sitting, laying or at random? When it is there what makes it worse? ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left leg and arm are numb after doing squats?

Not sure.: Could potentially be nerve entrapment/pinching in the cervical spine. You should see a sports medicine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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 I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?

Means you: Need to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation before you cripple yourself. You have serious nerve impingement going on. ...Read more

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My neck and back are hurting and causing my legs to tingle and my arms to go numb what's that mean?

My neck and back are hurting and causing my legs to tingle and my arms to go numb what's that mean?

Cervical radiculopat: A cervical radiculopathy cause by a disc affecting the nerve which exits it causes pain, numbness, and tingling to radiate down the upper extremities.
Sometimes this is accompanied by headaches, spasms, and tightness or weakness.
Neurologists treat and evaluate this by exam, and testing including emg/ncv exams and a cervical spine mri. ...Read more

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I've been having sudden tingling numbness in my right big toe. What can this mean? I slightly sprained my right ankle recently but it has been doing better. I have some slight tingling on and off in my right calf too.

I've been having sudden tingling numbness in my right big toe. What can this mean? I slightly sprained my right ankle recently but it has been doing better. I have some slight tingling on and off in my right calf too.

Compression: Sensation is most likely due to your recent injury. There has been some swelling and perhaps bleeding or alteration in your foot mechanics so that you are compressing or irritating the nerve that runs to your toe. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your hands get numb an tiggly quickly holding phone or hands above head an legs go numb easily also?

Temporary numbness: Transient paresthesias are extremely common ("pins and needles"). It happens when continuous pressure is placed on a nerve. They are transient and feeling quickly goes away. Permanent paresthesia is caused by underlying neurological disease or trauma. ...Read more

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Leg's numb and tingling sensation xray show L4-5 sacralization with no significant degenerative changes what does that mean?

Leg's numb and tingling sensation xray show L4-5 sacralization with no significant degenerative changes what does that mean?

Merger: Sacralization means the lumbar bones listed are calcifying together, with a appearance like the sacrum (whose bones are all fused together). Can be a normal variant, can occur after trauma (or surgery). If no degenerative changes noted, less likely the source of your symptoms, but nerve studies might be needed. ...Read more

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3 inch mass in groin area. Ultrasound said mass has bloodflow. What does this mean? 59 y/o male. Can this be cancer? Leg does numb sometimes. Plz help

3 inch mass in groin area. Ultrasound said mass has bloodflow. What does this mean? 59 y/o male. Can this be cancer? Leg does numb sometimes. Plz help

It can be or can not: Be a cancer. The origin, the location of mass and further tests including a biopsy will show what it is.
I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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When I have hypoglicemia symptom (i`m t2), only the left side of my body (arms, legs)hurt & is numb. Could this be normal, or this could mean something? Thx!

When I have hypoglicemia symptom (i`m t2), only the left side of my body (arms, legs)hurt & is numb. Could this be normal, or this could mean something? Thx!

Unlikely: You need to be checked by your primary care generally one sided numbness and pain can be as a result of neurological issues rather than hypoglycemia, one way to answer yourself is: do all the symptoms go away if you drink a glass of orange juice? Hypoglycemia symptoms will go away quickly if you drink orange juice. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my legs go numb when I drink alcohol?

What does it mean when my legs go numb when I drink alcohol?

It may mean that: You are developing alcohol-induced nerve damage or neuropathy, which can become permanent if the nerves continue to be damaged. I would see your doctor immediately for evaluation. This is usually associated with alcoholic levels of drinking, and you will almost certainly need professional help to stop drinking safely. Please get help - talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. ...Read more

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The day after I drink alchohol, my knees feel numb. Like when your feet fall asleep. It's aggrevated when II strech my legs out. What does mean?

The day after I drink alchohol, my knees feel numb. Like when your feet fall asleep. It's aggrevated when II strech my legs out. What does mean?

Dehydration: Alcohol intake as a drug, causes dehydratiton and causes your electrolytes to be imbalanced. As a result, the loss of water causes the potassium to increase in your system, which can cause increased calcium, and thus cause Lactic Acid to build in the muscles. Decrease your alcohol intake and increase water. Continue to stretch and exercise. Slow the drinking down! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ddd and my feet and hands go numb all the time. Also if I sit for a long period my legs go totally numb?

What does it mean if I have ddd and my feet and hands go numb all the time. Also if I sit for a long period my legs go totally numb?

DDD in young: It probably means nothing. Numbness of hands and feet is usually due to anxiety. Signs of cervical spinal cord compression could involve arm/hand, leg/foot numbness, loss of coordination and reflex changes. Other than that, I doubt that your symptoms are related to your presumably mild ddd. Numbness with sitting? Probably posture and pressure on the sciatic nerve in the buttock. Change positions. ...Read more