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Dr. Marvin Den
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My right leg feels like it is burning and my kneecaps as well.

Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My right leg feels like it is burning and my kneecaps as well.

Neuropathy: It sounds like you are having nerve pain down your leg. Would see your doctor. This may be coming from your back where there may be some compression of a nerve. Tests can be done to figure this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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Why does my left bum cheek and top of the leg feel like it's burning every now and again ?

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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Why does my left bum cheek and top of the leg feel like it's burning every now and again
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May be sciatic n: Are the symptoms position related? The sciatic nerve from L5 can be compressed at several points along its path. Your symptoms suggest its compression by the piriformis muscle. However, any associated weakness or sensory disturbance should be evaluated. Other causes may be meralgia paresthetica, bursitis, or even referred pain from LS spine or SI joint. If condition persists, please see PCP. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Frances Dyro
Board Certified, Neurology
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My leg is always in pain and hurts to the touch and is numb and feels like it is burning what could be causing this it is my right leg and above the knee and it is getting harder to deal with. I do not know what could be causing this i need help please,

Dr. Frances Dyro
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Numbness : Numbness and burning in the upper thigh without muscle weakness is often caused by a nerve entrapment or neuropathy called meralgia paresthetica. There is a sensory nerve that supplies the skin of the thigh but not muscle. This is called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This nerve travels through the groin and is sometimes irritated as it passes in front of the iliac crest at the hip. It is often seen in pregnant women, overweight people (especially diabetics) and sometimes with trauma. It is usually treated with medication. Sometimes a nerve decompression is done and sometimes the nerve is injected. A femoral neuropathy would involve the front of the thigh and would also involve strength in the quadriceps muscle. This can be more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Chaim Colen
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My leg isn't hot to the touch but it feels like it's burning up, should I be concerned?

Dr. Chaim Colen
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My leg isn't hot to the touch but it feels like it's burning up, should I be concerned?

Depends: What is the distribution of the burning? ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why do my legs feel like there burning?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why do my legs feel like there burning?

? Neuropathy ?: See your physician to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Why do my legs feel like they are burning?

Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Nerve problem: Caused by virus, sugar or problem in the spine. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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Why do I get very hot when my pottassium gets low? Burning up hot, leg feel hot but when you touch them they don;t. Like the heat is coming from inside out.

Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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It : It is interesting that you are that perceptive of your potassium being low; most patients are not. Classic symptoms of low potassium are weakness, cramping, or nausea. As you know, low potassium (hypokalemia) can be very serious and can cause problems with the heart rhythm in severe instances. Low potassium can be caused by low potassium intake in the diet, medications, and sometimes we don't know why patients have low potassium. If you think your potassium is low please have it checked medically. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Corrado
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I have pain in my leg. No trama that I can rember. But feels like burning when I walk?

Dr. Peter Corrado
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have pain in my leg. No trama that I can rember. But feels like burning when I walk?

Possible neuropathy: Pain described as burning is often a sign of neuropathy, a functional disturbance or pathologic change in a peripheral nerve. Causes include diseases like diabetes, excess alcohol intake and nerve entrapment as occurs with carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor or a neurologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Amogh Sahai
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I have leg pain all the time not when I am walking just sitting still and I can't stand certain fabric to touch against it sometime feel like burning?

Dr. Amogh Sahai
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I have leg pain all the time not when I am walking just sitting still and I can't stand certain fabric to touch against it sometime feel like burning?

Need more history: First of all is this problem in both legs? Is there a history of trauma to the leg or back? If symptoms are bilateral then something like peripheral neuropathy could be considered. It usually starts in foot sole and moves proximally. If there is history of trauma then a process like RSD/CRPS could be considered and people express hyperalgesia, allodynia, Lumbar radiculopathy is also possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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My right leg is on fire in the inside ofmy right thigh it feel like a match went though in staying in it without going out it burning so bad .

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My right leg is on fire in the inside ofmy right thigh it feel like a match went though in staying in it without going  out it burning so bad .

Neuralgia: It sounds like you have a nerve innervation. That can be quite painful. Get to see your family physician now to make a diagnosis and get you something to ease the pain. I wonder if you have a rash? That could be a sign of shingles. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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