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I have leg numbness or tingling that worsens on walking?

I have leg numbness or tingling that worsens on walking?

Depends: Could be from nerve compression in the spine. Your age and amount of disk degeneration in the spine will affect this. If you get quick relief after sitting to rest, then it surely sounds like nerve compression. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon for eval.

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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I have numbness and tingling sensation in my leg when I got up to walk I had trouble and I couldn't feel it and I almost fell who should I see for this?

I have numbness and tingling sensation in my leg when I got up to walk I had trouble and I couldn't feel it and I almost fell who should I see for this?

Could be normal: You might have just compressed your sciatic nerve - the main nerve from your spine that extends all the way to the toes. Sometimes you can sit on this nerve "wrong" and cause compression and a transient tingling and numbness. If this only happens with certain seated positions, then I wouldn't worry. If you have random tingling, numbness, pain, or esp weakness, then go see a Primary Care doc.

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Tingling in left leg after long walk I'm 49 started last year only when walk alot?

Tingling in left leg after long walk I'm 49 started last year only when walk alot?

Leg tingling: Two things to look for here would be circulation problem with artery blockage or a likely nerve impingement caused by spinal stenosis or a bulging disc pressing on a nerve root at the lower spinal area. Your physician can check for artery blockage and then order a neurology consultation or an MRI of your lumbar spine depending upon his/her findings after a history and physical examination.

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Tingling in left leg below knee after long walk started last year I'm 49?

Tingling in left leg below knee after long walk started last year I'm 49?

Tingling: If you have had these symptoms for a year and they are usually associated with walking I would think some type of irritation to your popliteal nerve would be likely. Swelling to knee, tendon irritation, Bakers Cyst. Vascular problem possible too.

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Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Tingling down leg five days after massage. Possibly from walking on back?

Could be: And if anyone hasn't told you, walking on the back sounds like a great idea but it's too much weight and force on the spine from above. I'd recommend against it. As far as the tingling, it could be from a nerve being pinched. Hopefully the aggressive massage didn't cause a disk problem. See your family md for eval.

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I'm getting tingling on the left side of my body and having trouble moving my left leg when I walk what's wrong?

I'm getting tingling on the left side of my body and having trouble moving my left leg when I walk what's wrong?

Possible stroke: Given your age unlikely but you need to get seen about this immediately!

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My legs feel heavy and have a burning / tingling sensation when I walk even a few steps. I'm 22 and smoke. No health insurance. What's wrong?

My legs feel heavy and have a burning / tingling sensation when I walk even a few steps. I'm 22 and smoke. No health insurance. What's wrong?

Could be...: A low back issue putting pressure on a nerve, could be arterial damage caused by smoking. Check lp-pla2 to see if plaque unstable. Could be intermittent claudication, could be the start buerger's disease which eventually starts taking toes, fingers and bigger limbs until you quit smoking. Check with vascular surgeon.

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I walk daily for abour 20-25 minutes. Lately my left leg thigh muscles tingling with pain. Disappears for sometime and reappears.?

I walk daily for abour 20-25 minutes. Lately my left leg thigh muscles tingling with pain. Disappears for sometime and reappears.?

Traction radiculitis: Based on the info provided you could be irritating the lumbar nerve root which will either cause pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. Take a break if possible and see if the symptoms disappear. If not then see your doctor to pursue further diagnostic testing and treatment. Good luck.

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What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? I cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. Usually one leg

What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? I cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. Usually one leg

Sciatica: Although there are some other possibilities like muscle spasm and pyriformis syndrome, the most likely cause is lumbar disc disease with nerve impingement. To be sure see a spine specialist or PMR doctor who can order neuroimaging and a test like an EMG. Then the next steps after making sure there is no vascular, immune or rheumatologic process would be to initiate PT & possibly meds or injection

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20 yr old male, for a few weeks my legs and thighs have been tingling, I can barly walk, and if I bend legs to far, they give out, legs barly working?

20 yr old male, for a few weeks my legs and thighs have been tingling, I can barly walk, and if I bend legs to far, they give out, legs barly working?

See your doctor asap: Hi, I strongly recommend that you see your doctor right away. You haven't given any details of prior medical history, but it sounds very concerning for a 20 year old to have leg tingling and weakness. There is a long list of medical problems that could cause this, so please make an appointment asap. Take care!

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I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

Insect Bites: Make an Appontment with your doctor and have your tons of Blood Spots checked It may be insect bites or not related to your walk It needs to be checked by your Doctor or Dermatologist

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I am tingling sensation in my feet and legs. I have been walking around the mall all day in flat shoes and I am usually very inactive culls this be y?

I am tingling sensation in my feet and legs. I have been walking around the mall all day in flat shoes and I am usually very inactive culls this be y?

Maybe: Someone your age, even with the described activity should not be getting numbness and tingling in legs and feet. If a one time occurrence, do nothing. If it continues, see your PCP or orthopedist for evaluation. You possibly could have tarsal tunnel, a lumbar spine issue, or some other neuropathic process going on.

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Hello sir, I broke my neck a year ago and I lost all the feeling in my hands and legs. Now im able to walk and drive. But I've got tingling all over m?

Hello sir, I broke my neck a year ago and I lost all the feeling in my hands and legs. Now im able to walk and drive. But I've got tingling all over m?

It takes time: Your spinal cord is still healing. Severe injuries to the cord heal very slowly. You may never return completely to normal depending on the extend of the injury.

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My legs hurts when touched and worsen upon standing pain gets worse when I run or walk. No tingling just pain. Bruise easy if hit harder than normal?

My legs hurts when touched and worsen upon standing pain gets worse when I run or walk. No tingling just pain. Bruise easy if hit harder than normal?

Compartment syndrome: You really need an thorough orthopaedic evaluation. Diagnoses that come to mind include: exercise induced exertional compartment syndrome, tibial stress injury, or a myriad of "blood flow" issues. A good history, physical, and iamging evaluation will get to the bottom of what is affecting your legs.

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My toes is tingling and generating electricity in to my left foot and up to my leg shocking me non stop. 37 y/o f. Not at all physical but been walking lately. No back problems. Desperate to sleep.

My toes is tingling and generating electricity in to my left foot and up to my leg shocking me non stop. 37 y/o f. Not at all physical but been walking lately. No back problems. Desperate to sleep.

See neurologist: Tingling and electric sensations that radiate in an extremity (arm/leg) often are signs of a nerve problem. A disc pressing on a nerve is the usual cause but there are other problems that can cause these symptoms as well. Seeing a neurologist is a good place to start. If you are experiencing night pain, fevers, trouble with your gait, bowel movements or urination see doctor as soon as possible!

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I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. At night severe pain can't sl. Walking unbearable?

I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. At night severe pain can't sl. Walking unbearable?

Be seen: There are a number of possibilities; usually of a neurological origin such as "sciatica, or vascular. A good exam and appropriate studies would likely yield an accurate diagnosis. I would not hesitate to be seen.

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Leg pain when walk. Only one leg. Pain is side of leg that runs down to toes. Lower back pain. All this after working out. Tingling in toes.?

Leg pain when walk. Only one leg. Pain is side of leg that runs down to toes. Lower back pain. All this after working out. Tingling in toes.?

Consider: Although could be very benign, such as strain/sprain; the description suggests a potential nerve compression in lower back, such as might be seen secondary to disc disruption. Would have your doctor evaluate this, and would place exercise currently on hold as potential for worsening if your work out injured you.

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more