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Why Do My Legs Tingle When I Sit
What to do if I have pain in my left leg that started with very gentle tingling. It is the worst when I sit.?
Should I sit out of soccer if I'm having what I think is sciatica problems from an injury a year ago? Will this tingling/weakness in my leg persist?
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Right leg weak(bum-thigh-knee).tingling in right leg if I sit on floor. This had happened a yr ago which got cured with yoga. NerveConductionTest normal?
I have deep lower back pain that has persisted for a couple of weeks, painful spasms and tingling down my left leg. It hurts to sit and bend forward. I want to get it checked. What doc to go to?
Several options for : You include seeing your own doctor as most back issues will resolve within in several weeks but treatment can be given to help or you can then be referred out to a neurologist, physiatrist or a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if not improving with treatment such as medication, activity modification & physical therapy. If not improving & other causes ruled out like urinary infection too. ...Read more
Constant tingling leg pain what could it be. I am a diabetic, for the last three months I have been having this tingling pain from my buttocks all the way down to my foot, but only on the left side. It hurts for me to sit or lay down.
Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more
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 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
I have low back pain and I am unable to put socks on because of pain. Is this normal? When I sit down I can't raise legs in front numbness tingling
When I sit down for a short period. I can feel tightness and tingling in my calves down to my feel. Its feel like my legs are rub when I walk?
Whenever I sit continous for a long time then I get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face. Plz please tell what to do?
Walk around: You should try walking around every 30 minutes or so to get your blood flowing. Try not to stay seated continuously for a long period, try stretching your legs out and moving your arms if you aren't able to get out of your chair. ...Read more
Went to GP with slight tingling in left leg. He dismissed MS because I showed no other symptoms. Chalked it up as compressional neuropathy. Now my feet are burning, especially when I sit, they feel like they're on fire. Could that still be caused by compr
I have numbness and tingling in my right leg to my foot from the knee down its worse when I walk and eases up when I sit down to rest what is this?
Feet tingle only when I lay down or sit. I notice my left foot more than right. No pain only tingling in hands or legs or arms. Possibility?
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
Sciatica. Pain is not much but I get tingling in legs&buttocks when I sit for long. I can't walk for long or fast, legs burn. Doc prescibed gabapentin, is it addictive? Will sciatica cause permanent damage? Cant do any of my fav activities like swim/hike
Yes: It is addicting and a schedule V drug. It may help with neurological pain and numbness. Discuss with your Neurosurgeon the future management plan ...Read more
Hi I do a lot of canoes polo and sometimes my legs start to tingle and when I go to get out of my boat they give way and I have to sit there why?
Fall asleep: Assuming it doesn't happen all the time or during other activities, you're probably in a position in the canoe that puts pressure on nerves that go to the legs and they "fall asleep". Trying not to stay in one position for long periods of time should help ...Read more
I have had on and off tingling pain and numbness in the legs and feet.when I sit my feet turn purple My cut hasn't healed in 3weeks do I have diabetes?
Possibly: You should go see your primary care doctor and get checked out. ...Read more
Left foot tingles when I lay down. Sometime when I sit. Rarely when I walk. It's been like this for a couple weeks. Ms? Legs fine, arms and hands fine
Anything is possible: But ms would be lower on the list of possibilities. Get eval to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more
Is this sciatica? I've had a burning and tingling sensation on the bottom of my thigh for four days now. It hurts to sit, and really burns when I stand after sitting. I'm 24, and most of what I've read says sciatica happens to people who are older, but sc
20s and older: But can occur at any age but the older you are the more likely this will occur. Usually less than 15yo is rare. ...Read more
When I sit down I get a pain in my left calf and tingling in calf and foot. Recently began light treadmill. Any cause for concern?
Yes, but don't panic: Sounds like a POSSIBLE problem involving the sciatic nerve or one of its branches, or a radicular problem in the lower back. See your PCP. As long as there's no serious or persistent pain or weakness the problem is mild, but you should have it checked out. Just tell your doc the same thing you've posted here & let him/her figure it out. ...Read more
My left outer thigh from knee up is painful to the touch, it' burns, is numb & tingling. Hurts to walk, sit & sleeping is the most painful!
Lower muscle back pain both sides and pain in butt cheeks when standing or walking sometimes tingling in right thigh pain goes away when i sit or ?
Muscular or Nerve: Pain in that region can be caused by a multitude of factors. It can come from arthritis in the SI joint, it can be due to muscle spasms in that region or lastly a herniated disc. Those are just some of the possibilities. The best thing to do is to get assessed physically, then based on the exam a more detailed plan can be layed out. ...Read more
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
What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www.Choosingwisely. Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more
? Latent Diabetes: In the absence of a better history and examination the possibilities include overt or latent diabetes with neuropathy; lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerves in the lumbar spine); during initial few days of herpes zoster (shingles) and some drugs like topamax (topiramate) which is used for migraines or seizures. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Initially would consider some musculoskeletal issue. Good chiropractor may help ...Read more
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