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Arm and leg tingling, what that mean?

Arm and leg tingling, what that mean?

Carpel tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one possibility. Usually the numbness is felt in the thumb, second, 'third and the inside of the fourth finger. In carpal tunnel the median nerve is squeezed and this causes the numbness. Other neurologic conditions can also cause numbness such as pinched nerves in the neck, shoulder, or along the arm. When you are evaluated, these are conditions that will be looked for. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if foot is tingling on the same side as my broken leg?

What does it mean if foot is tingling on the same side as my broken leg?

Swelling: You may have swelling due to the injury and it may be pressing on the nerve.
If you are in a cast the cast may be too tight. ...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 am a teenager who has sharp, intense back pain and left foot and leg tingling. What could that mean?

I am a teenager who has sharp, intense back pain and left foot and leg tingling. What could that mean?

Pinched Nerve: Low back pain going down the leg to the foot sounds like sciatica, ie one of your lumbar spinal nerves is irritated. This can often improve on its own, but if pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. There are many non-surgical options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

More information: Pain sensitive structures are irritated. Lots of things can do this. Nerve injury due to compression from internal or external sources, infection, inflammatory process, compartment syndrome, ischemia (lack of blood flow) or tumor. You need a careful exam if the problem worsens or persists. ...Read more

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I frequently have tingling in my face, hands, and legs. Sometimes it can get painful and I can't move my fingers. What does this mean?

I frequently have tingling in my face, hands, and legs. Sometimes it can get painful and I can't move my fingers. What does this mean?

Just a thought: But could you be HYPERVENTILATING (Breathing too fast ...associated with anxiety) Breathing into a paper bag is the "ancient" method of "diagnosing" this condition.....just a thought ...Read more

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How do I increase circulation in my lower legs? From my knee below in my lower leg it feels like I'm lacking some circulation. They get tingling. Could it be a weight issue? I weigh 258 and 5'7 and sit all day at work. It scares me because does this mean

How do I increase circulation in my lower legs? From my knee below in my lower leg it feels like I'm lacking some circulation. They get tingling. Could it be a weight issue? I weigh 258 and 5'7 and sit all day at work.  It scares me because does this mean

Tingling : Tingling in the legs can be caused by decreased inflow of blood through the arteries, decreased outflow of blood through the veins, or problems with the nervous system. You haven't specified your age, sex, or other information, so it's hard to know how likely each of these causes is. However, you have indicated a weight problem, and being overweight does predispose to diabetes. Diabetes, in turn, can cause a condition called peripheral neuropathy that classically involves the hands and feet.

It sounds like you should see a doctor and be evaluated. None of the conditions I've mentioned is likely to cause an immediate problem, but over time could cause you to lose your legs or develop blood clots. By the way: if you do get clots, they will not go to your brain; unless you have unusual anatomy, they will instead wind up in your lungs, which can also be pretty bad. ...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 an 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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The back part of my right thigh and right beneath my buttox hurts when I walk. Its like a tingling pain sensation. What does that mean?

The back part of my right thigh and right beneath my buttox hurts when I walk. Its like a tingling pain sensation. What does that mean?

Thigh discomfort: Are you physically active running? May be piriformis syndrome or sciatica or tendon irritation. Would try aleve (naproxen) or motrin if not allergic, and ice 10 minutes 3 x a day. May have ganglioma a nerve cyst there though it is unusual. Very rarely could be other issues. Would f/u w/ doc or urgent care. Would avoid strenous activity for a few days ...Read more

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My ankle got hurt and my ankle hurt for three days and the fourth day it develops feeling cold but warm to touch and tingling what can it mean?

My ankle got hurt and my ankle hurt for three days and the fourth day it develops feeling cold but warm to touch and tingling what can it mean?

Continue to monitor: There are many possibilities including the direct mechanical trauma, muscle sprain, ligament/tendon injury, etc. If they symptoms persist or get worse, see your physician for a full evaluation including physical examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ankleinjuriesanddisorders.html ...Read more

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I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm. ...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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I had a false pos on fta abs test. 1st is active 2nd is weakly active, 3rd is nonactive. Rpr neg. Tppa neg. Does it mean I have lupus? Only sypmtom is burning knee on & off and slight tingling in feet. So scared! If no lupus why the false pos

I had a false pos on fta abs test. 1st is active 2nd is weakly active, 3rd is nonactive. Rpr neg. Tppa neg. Does it mean I have lupus? Only sypmtom is burning knee on & off and slight tingling in feet. So scared! If no lupus why the false pos

Probably not: False positive FTA-ABS tests sometimes occur in lupus or other connective tissue or autoimmune disorders. But most people with false positive tests don't have anything wrong;, by itself this does not mean you have lupus or any other health problem. Your symptoms don't suggest lupus. You're being evaluated by a doctor, right? S/He might suggest additional testing. Follow her or his advice. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the legs and a sensation of warmth good after T9 spinal cord injury?

Is tingling in the legs and a sensation of warmth good after T9 spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injury: Recovery is highly variable. Regaining any sensations in your legs that you have not experienced since the spinal cord injury are a good sign. Wishing you progressive improvement. ...Read more

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I am having tingling in the legs at night and also my viens are bulging in my arms and legs. Mostly at night but also when I get mad

I am having tingling in the legs at night and also my viens are bulging in my arms and legs. Mostly at night but also when I get mad

Get help: The symptoms you describe could represent several entities. Some of which are quite rare; eg., erythromelalagia. Your best course is to make a journal of what happens in detail and when it happens, then take the journal to your doctor for help in deciphering the clues. ...Read more

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What does tingling in your leg imply?

Irritated nerve: Diseased or pinched nerve that supplies the skin of leg. ...Read more

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Why is my leg tingling?

Why is my leg tingling?

See your MD: These symptoms can be vascular or neurological. See your physician to figure out which and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes leg tingling?

What causes leg tingling?

Nerve: This can be from nerve compression from a disk in the spine or arthritis. It can occur in patients with vascular disease of the leg.
It can also occur with muscle spasms in the lower back causing associated tingling in the extremity. If it's bothersome enough, see your family md for eval. ...Read more

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In cast and leg tingling?

In cast and leg tingling?

See a Doc: This is something that needs to be seen by the doctor who either put the cast on or ordered it for you. Sounds like you are getting some pressure on one of the nerves in your leg. This needs to be addressed right away. If necessary go to an er. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm and leg ?

Tingling in left arm and leg
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Unclear: What this could be, but if you are on oral contraceptives or have high blood pressure or have overexerted yourself, for example by power lifting, it could represent a blood clot or another form of stroke. You should get an exam by a clinician to be sure it is not. Also, if you have had any injury, your neck needs to be checked for any damage. Good luck! ...Read more

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Arm and leg tingling, what to do?

Arm and leg tingling, what to do?

Get an eval.: See your family md for evaluation. This has many possibilities and all of them deserve evaluation by a dr. ...Read more

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Arm and leg tingling, what do I do?

Arm and leg tingling, what do I do?

See your MD: These symptoms can be vascular or neurological. See your physician to figure out which and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

ITB: Iliotibial band syndrome and bursitis are some things that come to my mind. You doctor can do a few orthopedic tests on exam in his/her office to help figure this out. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Nerve: Tingling is a symptom of a nerve either having pressure on it or possible nerve disease. If it occurred after cracking your lower spine, it could be from a disk causing pressure on a nerve or stretching a nerve. ...Read more

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I have severe tingling in legs in the evening?

I have severe tingling in legs in the evening?

Seek help in person: While this could be related to something like restless legs — tingling is a much less common description of symtpoms. This could also represent some sort of physical compromise of the sensory nerves of the legs but also could be some other process compromising the nerves and that's important to find out sooner rather later. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling bottom of left sole feels hot?

Left leg tingling bottom of left sole feels hot?

Neuropathic: This could be nerve involvement due to a pinched nerve in your back- herniated disc possible. An exam is good place to start. ...Read more