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Why Does My Leg Feel Like It Is Burning
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.
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,
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.
Depends: What is the distribution of the burning?See 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like a nerve: Problem. See your doctor for an exam.
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.
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.
Concern is infection: First concern is infection- would make sure it is not warm or significantly red- if so you need to see your physician for possible antibiotics, nerve issues can also contribute f you are a diabetic. Ok to wait it out if there are no true signs of infection.
Neuropathy: Numbness, tingling, burning sensation of the lower extremities can be symptoms and signs of peripheral neuropathy. Sources of peripheral neuropathy could be due to vascular insufficiency, neuroforaminal compressions of nerves due to lumbosacral spine degenerative joint and disc disease, or muscle spasm, such piriformis syndrome causing compressing on the sciatic nerve.
Possible a nerve: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er.
Please see below: It depends. This symptom might be caused either by the peripheral nerve or nerve root irritation. You might benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the legs performed for the establishment of the nature of your condition.
Burning: This kind of sensation can suggest some irritation of a nerve, but also sometimes referred pain from a joint or muscle that might irritate surrounding nerves. Can also be early infection like shingles, though usually that is episodic. Precise answer would require better description of location and what seems to cause the symptom to occur (standing, sitting, etc).
I got burn on my leg because of hot medicine! Accidently I put ice on it and now it is bigger!! Now I put silverderm on that burning. It seem degree2?
Couple months ago I had. A burning sensation when I touched my side. Now I have the same burning sensation when touched on my leg. What could this be?
Blood work may help: Your doctor may order some blood work first to check on some basic things. If that's all normal then, other tests can be done especially if the condition seems to be progressing. If may also all go away and never return. If you'd like to ask more questions or provide more information in a 1-1 fashion contact me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi
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