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

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

What is the distribution of the burning?

In brief: Depends

What is the distribution of the burning?
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
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In brief: Possible nerve prob.

Many patients describe a 'burning' sensation in legs when they have a pinched nerve.
If there is constriction on the nerve that can be relieved such as by treatment of slipped disc, the burning may go away. If the abnormal sensation is due to diabetes, Gabapentin (neurontin) is used to block the nerve signals and relieve the burning.

In brief: Possible nerve prob.

Many patients describe a 'burning' sensation in legs when they have a pinched nerve.
If there is constriction on the nerve that can be relieved such as by treatment of slipped disc, the burning may go away. If the abnormal sensation is due to diabetes, Gabapentin (neurontin) is used to block the nerve signals and relieve the burning.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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