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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...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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I'm taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

I'm taking Gabapentin for the burning sensation. I feel in my legs. I go to sleep for the night. Wake up legs are heavy, can't walk. Is that Normal?

Talk to the Dr: The Dr who prescribed is a good place to start w/ asking questions. If you still feel uncertain, ask for a referral to a specialist who can help more. Not normal is a mistaken way to look it at. It's not a good thing if there is a solution available but it might be a helpful thing if it gets you the right treatment for the cause! ...Read more

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Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

Restless legs when I go to sleep like a burning sensation in thighs and calves have to put one leg up quite high to stretch the muscles to sleep?

You might try: A simple OTC remedy BENADRYL Capsules (Diphenhydramine) an ANTI-HISTAMINE...at night has been known to help with "Restless legs syndrome"
Just a thought...hope it helps!)
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What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

What should I do if my right leg is swollen feels like its asleep and a burning sensation on the lower part I have vericious veins

See A Vascular MD: You should seek evaluation by a medical professional, preferrably a vein specialist or vascular surgeon. Since you have obvious varicose veins on your lower legs and have swelling as well as burning in the legs, it is likely that you have a medical condition known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux. It is treatable and often curable. A ultrasound of your leg veins will be needed. ...Read more

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I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...i do have some red marking on the skin?

I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...i do have some red marking on the skin?

Knee pain: You MAY have a torn meniscus or some other knee problem. Please see your doctor. He/she may refer you to an orthopedic doctor. Peace and good health. ...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 awhile to heal or improve if it is not permanently damaged. ...Read more

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I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation. I have no idea what this is!?

I'm having serious stressed legs pains from my knees down to my ankles. Sometimes it's like chronic burning sensation. I have no idea what this is!?

Burning Nerve pain: Generally, burning is nerve pain, but not always. Stressed legs? Assume this means after being on your feet? You may have a nerve entrapment, either @ the inside of the ankle (tarsal tunnel), around the knee (common peroneal nerve or the tibial nerve @ the soleus sling behind the knee), or may be coming from your back, with pressure on nerves exiting the spinal column. You need through examination. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...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?

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 an xray and then maybe either medication or referral. ...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?

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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Feeling burning sensation (pins/needles) on left side of face, arm, leg and hip.

Feeling burning sensation (pins/needles) on left side of face, arm, leg and hip.

For how long?: Need more info: When did it start? What were you doing? Did it happen suddenly or slowly? Has it happened before? Do you have any underlying medical problems? Consider possibly seeing urgent/emergency care for an in-person examination. ...Read more

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I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

Epidural can help.: An epidural steroid injection would be expected to relieve, at least temporarily, the burning sensation and the weakness. These symptoms, especially the latter, will most likely return sooner than later after even a successful injection. The weakness suggests potentially more of a problem and you need an MRI of the spine if the weakess has been present for very long. I would see your physician. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation? Seems worse when I'm sat down, especially when driving.

Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation? Seems worse when I'm sat down, especially when driving.

Yes: The decreased blood flow, often when in a position like sitting that can decrease the normal flow of blood, may cause classic "pins and needles" or a burning sensation. You seem young at 34 to have this type of issue, but get checked by your dr. To be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my legs, hurt to touch or clothing to rub, goes on for days at a time, a very strong burning sensation, what to do?

I have pain in my legs, hurt to touch or clothing to rub, goes on for days at a time, a very strong burning sensation, what to do?

See a physician.: Start by seeing your family physician or internist. You may be describing a phenomenon called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is a nerve condition that can give the type of symptoms that you're describing. ...Read more

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Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.

LE edema, CKD: If you have edema you may be fluid overloaded. Usually an increase in BUN (urea) which occurs in CKD causes itching but your burning may be a variation. Uric acid (not the same as urea) of 7 is upper limits, the edema is the real issue Call your renal doctor today or go to ER as you may need a water pill / IV to get the fluid off. Check CMP, and U/A as you may be spilling protein due to CKD. ...Read more

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Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

Have severe psoriasis on both legs, lately have had burning sensation in legs like something biting me then numbness in leg. Hurts.

See details: See a dermatologist and start effective treatment. There are no over-the-counter therapies that will help. ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst. It is best diagnosed with an ultrasound of the area. An antiinflammatory medication may be helpful until you can have your doctor evaluate this, to make sure it is nothing more serious, such as a blood clot in the deep veins. ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more

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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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Earlier this week I had isolated aches in my leg, now I have an intense, on and off burning sensation in my chest. Blood clot?? 21 and active

Earlier this week I had isolated aches in my leg, now I have an intense, on and off burning sensation in my chest. Blood clot?? 21 and active

Blood clots: Well, unless you have other risk factors, a pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lungs) is not really likely. Any history of family heart disease or lung disease? You have asthma, from looking at your medications, so are these related? Have you increased your exercise recently? Any injuries/trauma/surgeries? If you are worried, I would get evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

See pcp: You may have a knee effusion from inflammation. If it hurts a lot or swells up on you you ought to see your pcp and get knee X-ray to r/o arthritis. Also a physical exam can aid your pcp In knowing if there is any ligament damage ...Read more

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Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

? popliteal cyst?: Your symptoms are likely due to a popliteal cyst, also called a Baker's Cyst. It is a bursal fat pad that has become inflammed from weather or altered gait, among other causes. Anti-inflammatories are often prescribed for it, in fairly high doses, such as ibuprofen 600-800mg three to four times per day. If that doesn't work after a week or so, drainage and steroid injection may be necessary, . ...Read more

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Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Depends on your data: This depends on the database to diagnose your lupus. These symptoms suggest neurologic issues but you need to discuss with your physician and your rheumatologist. It could also be soft tissue rheumatism. This may not signal a flare at al. Your physician can guide you ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more