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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 it's own, but if pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. There are many non-surgical options. ...Read more