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What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

Epidural can help.: An epidural steroid injection would be expected to relieve, at least temporarily, the burning sensation and the weakness. These symptoms, especially the latter, will most likely return sooner than later after even a successful injection. The weakness suggests potentially more of a problem and you need an MRI of the spine if the weakess has been present for very long. I would see your physician. ...Read more

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After having my bypass in my leg extended 2 weeks ago I have a burning Sensation in the vain and spredding to the other leg it is very pain full is this normal?

After having my bypass in my leg extended 2 weeks ago I have a burning Sensation in the vain and spredding to the other leg it is very pain full is this normal?

Surgical leg pain: Pain with swelling, warmth or redness along the veins of any extremity is usually due to cellulitis - an infection that can spread rapidly and needs urgent medical attention. Untreated cellulitis may lead to blood clots with severe complications. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the upper and outer part of my legs. How to treat this?

I have a burning sensation in the upper and outer part of my legs. How to treat this?

Burning legs: If this pain is on your lateral thighs, not lateral legs, then probably a condition called meralgia parasthetica. Benign and often positional, can be treated with meds, pt, rarely injections. If your legs and bilateral lateral leg, i would think about your back, or an early nerve compression in the peroneal territory. A good neurologist can sort this out for you with history and exam. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my calf of my left leg and its very painful especially when i rest it and i can't bare sheets or duvets touching it?

I have a burning sensation in my calf of my left leg and its very painful especially when i rest it and i can't bare sheets or duvets touching it?

Neuropathic pain: Needs an evaluation to figure out the cause, there are plenty of meds that can help with the pain in the meantime available by prescription ? Could also be shingles without the rash... ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

I have a burning sensation in my kneecaps down my legs, and when I walk I feel like I need to sit down. What could be the cause?

See below: Your complaint has a very wide differential. From lymes disease to an arthritic illness and on and on. In your case it would be in your best interest to be seen by ms and proper evaluation and work up ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation down the front of both legs this has got steadily worse over last few months do i need to see mt GP ?

I have a burning sensation down the front of both legs this has got steadily worse over last few months do i need to see mt GP ?

Yes: You should as this could be a sign of concerning nerve issues. It could be some form of neuropathy where some of the sensory nerves aren't function well - this has many causes including simple nutritional edeficiencies. It also could be related to spinal disease where the bones of your spine are compressing important parts of the nerves. If either is the case you want to know about it. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

Rash: Your rash may be a skin infection (possibly fungal or bacterial) or may be a dermatitis (inflammation of the skin secondary to an irritant). Often, changing a clothing detergent or coming into contact with an irritant can cause severe itching, burning, and the appearance of a rash. Fungal infections and some bacterial infections look similar. Try topical cortisone. IF not better, see dr. ...Read more

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Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Depends on your data: This depends on the database to diagnose your lupus. These symptoms suggest neurologic issues but you need to discuss with your physician and your rheumatologist. It could also be soft tissue rheumatism. This may not signal a flare at al. Your physician can guide you ...Read more