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Why does my lower left leg and foot throb with a dull pain?

Why does my lower left leg and foot throb with a dull pain?

Many possibilities: The most common causes are poor blood flow to the limb and a nerve problem (either at the nerve root or along the course as it passes down the leg). The distribution of the pain, as well as the factors that make it better or worse, can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide proper treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

U have: Nerves, arteries, veins, and lymph nodes as well as other structures in the groin area. C ur doc to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain and cramp on my left leg from the thigh to my feet.?

See your doctor.: Without the benefit of an exam it is impossible to say. Could be a pulled muscle, inflamed or pinched nerve, painful varicose vein or a more serious condition such as a blood clot. If worse with walking could be peripheral arterial disease involving a blocked artery. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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I have arachnoid cyst my left side weak dull pain in left side head tingling left leg foot what I do?

I have arachnoid cyst my left side weak dull pain in left side head tingling left leg foot what I do?

See note: If your condition seems to be worsening then the cyst may be growing in size requiring surgical aspiration or draining. There is nothing interconnected to your foot or leg and you should seek medical care by a neurologist neuro surgeon or orthopedic spine doctor. ...Read more

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I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

Variable: Your symptoms do suggest a nerve stretch injury. To be sure get examined by an ors. Nerve 'stretch' injuries can improve w/in weeks but sometimes take months! ...Read more

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I've been having throbbing sensations in both my legs, from foot to inner thigh. Also with coldness and often pain in left leg. What could it be?

See a doctor: You are a young lady.
Most likely you are having some kind of muscle cramps,
Hydrate well, eat banana and oranges, and drink a lot of juices.
Cut down on any sodas, or energy drink. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in left leg to the top of foot. Could this be sciatic nerve problem? I am 78 years of age.

Throbbing pain foot: Certainly not the classic way sciatica presents or's diagnosed but with the right REST of the history together with other symptoms & how problem's evolved- sciatica MAY be on the short list of possibilities. Point is you need a good examination to rule out other things such as vascular, infectious, & other problems. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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The back of my left leg (calf area)has been throbbing, painful and full feeling. Hands & feet seem to lose color and tonight, my toes felt numb. Why?

The back of my left leg (calf area)has been throbbing, painful and full feeling. Hands & feet seem to lose color and tonight, my toes felt numb. Why?

First and: Foremost, I think you should rule out a clot in the left calf. I would go see your doctor ASAP, if not available, I think it warrants a. Trip to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Dull pain in left arm, hip and left leg especially in ankle probably worse when sitting down. I am 61 and I am overweight?

Dull pain in left arm, hip and left leg especially in ankle probably worse when sitting down. I am 61 and I am overweight?

Ankle, hip, arm pain: Coud be arthritic pain exascerbated by your weight. Also referred disc pain from cervical or lumbar regions. Consider edema as well. ...Read more

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Lately left leg from front of thigh down to foot has been having pain. Especially knee. Now right knee is aching? Workout regularly. Suggestions?

Lately left leg from front of thigh down to foot has been having pain. Especially knee. Now right knee is aching? Workout regularly. Suggestions?

Anterior knee pain: Possible issues include quad strain, knee effusion, patellar chondrolysis, prepatellar bursitis, patellar maltracking, overuse, patellar tendonitis, or referred nerve pain. ...Read more

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My foot is red inflamed and aching. It especially creates a painful throbbing sensation when I put it down from my leg rest. Is it a gout? What to do?

My foot is red inflamed and aching. It especially creates a painful throbbing sensation when I put it down from my leg rest. Is it a gout? What to do?

Red Foot: It could be gout, it could be an infection, it could be ischemia. What you need to do is get it looked at by a physician so you know what exactly is wrong with your foot and you can get the correct treatment for it. Do it right away. ...Read more

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I have deep aching throbbing bone pain in my right leg from my groin to my knee and in my foot. How long should I wait before seeing a dr?

Why wait?: This does not sound like it is likely to be a serious problem. However, if it concerns you enough to ask, get it checked out by your primary care provider. If I had to put a number of days on the timing, I would say any pain lasting more than 10-14 days or worsening after 5-7 days should be checked. ...Read more

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Aching, throbbing pain in feet and legs while sitting or standing. Also hearing a really loud rushing water sound in both ears. Ideas on what this is?

Aching, throbbing pain in feet and legs while sitting or standing. Also hearing a really loud rushing water sound in both ears. Ideas on what this is?

Tinnitus: I'm not sure what is causing the noise in your ears, but I don't think it is related to the issues in your legs. Have those checked out by your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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Got a dull pain in my lower left leg that has been there for about a week. Pain comes and goes independent of rest. Should I worry?

Got a dull pain in my lower left leg that has been there for about a week. Pain comes and goes independent of rest. Should I worry?

Depends: Assuming it is mild and responds to simple pain medicines and you can walk on it, then it is safe to observe for a time to see if it gets better. However if these are not true, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I can feel my pulse in 7 different areas of my lower left leg and foot w/o touching. ABI was normal, but I know what I am feeling is not normal. Help?

I can feel my pulse in 7 different areas of my lower left leg and foot w/o touching. ABI was normal, but I know what I am feeling is not normal. Help?

Normal.: Not sure what you are feeling, but your age and a normal ABI and absence of any other signs pretty much rules out an arterial problem. ...Read more

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Cramping in lower left leg and foot. No injury. No swelling. Should I be worried about a blood clot?!

Cramping in lower left leg and foot. No injury. No swelling. Should I be worried about a blood clot?!

Not: Necessarily unless you have had a previous clot, are using oral contraceptives, are sedentary, obese or have some type of coagulopathy. DVT is an elusive diagnosis unless thought about. Since you are worried a non invasive vascular exam can easily be ordered by your doctor. No one on this site can say with any degree of certainty that you do or don't with just this information. ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something I can take to decrease the swelling?

My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something I can take to decrease the swelling?

Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more

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I have pins and neddles in my left leg and foot as well as dull sensation, what should I do?

Get it checked: You may have a pinched nerve in your back causing this sensation in your left leg. You should have it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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My lower left leg, extending to my foot, won't stop twitching for some reason lately. It's like a "creepy crawly feeling" all the time. Causes??

My lower left leg, extending to my foot, won't stop twitching for some reason lately. It's like a "creepy crawly feeling" all the time. Causes??

Foot twitching: Please find out what is going on by seeing your doc. If he/she rules out medical condition consider taking magnesium, which can help muscle twitches. I see that you have had foot surgery. Be sure to mention that to doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Recently, I have constant twitching in my lower left leg extending to foot/toes. Constant, meaning it never stops (not even for a minute). Help?

Recently, I have constant twitching in my lower left leg extending to foot/toes. Constant, meaning it never stops (not even for a minute). Help?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Neurological, vascular, and even metabolic problems can all cause similar symptoms and so arranging a check up with a medical doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?

Be seen: You may have a "pinched nerve" in your back.
Look out for weakness in the leg and foot as well as bowel or bladder control issues as these may be signs of a severe nerve injury.
A doctor can examine you and gauge the severity of your issue and devise a plan for your evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

Leg pain: It could be multiple things and some of them are urgent. For one sided leg pain, one must consider: neurological issues (nerve entrapment, nerve irritation, nerve compression), vascular issues, blood clot or dvt, metabolic issues, and musculoskeletal issues like a strain, fracture...

It is best to see your doctor to rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

One look is worth a: 1000 words. A broad differential would be; bug bites of some type, a viral rash, some broken blood vessels, contact dermatitis from some plant, localized allergic reaction. If they cause you no symptoms it is probably safe to watch for 7-10 days and see if they go away. You could also try to use an over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more

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Keep getting pain in my lower left calf, shooting/throbbing. Veins look thick in lower legs. Foot swells. What to do. What can it be.

Leg swelling: If you are having sudden leg swelling, able to palpate a cord like area on your calf, and pain you need immediate evaluation to make sure you don't have a blood clot. This is not very common at your age but it can happen nonetheless. Anyway, I am lacking a lot of information on what happened prior to the onset of your symptoms. Try to get to the nearest ed or urgent care center asap. ...Read more