What Causes Burning And Stinging In Legs?


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Hannah Barton Profile
Hannah Barton answered
You could suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a medical condition in which the nerves are damaged.  Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include a burning, stinging, tingling sensation along legs, feet, arms, and hands, also described as a sort of pins-and-needles feeling in these extremities.

In addition, some people experience numbness.  If neuropathy makes your feet numb, check them daily for cuts and abrasions that could become infected without your realizing it.

Neuropathy is a common problem for diabetics.  Causes for peripheral neuropathy include alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies, such as a vitamin B-12 deficiency, and cigarette smoking.

Your best bet is to schedule an appointment with your doctor, who can pinpoint and rule out possibilities by running a series of tests, such as blood tests, a nerve biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and a nerve conduction velocity test.  Your doctor can evaluate your personal and family medical history, and any symptoms you may be having.

Another possibility is that you could suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by long-term, full-body pain, and tender spots in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.  The pain, which has been described as deep aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning, ranges from mild to severe.

Fibromyalgia is believed to amplify painful sensations by affecting the way a brain processes pain signals.  Issues with sleep, fatigue, memory, headaches, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms accompany the disorder.  For some fibromyalgia sufferers, the pain improves during the daytime and escalates in the evening, although many experience daylong, non-stop pain.
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I Have knee injury,and ever sence that ihave had a  really bad stinging and burning in the lower part of my leg, like on the shin part ,it looks like it is burised to ,like a brownish ,yellowish, it hurts bad when I stand up even when I prop my leg up, it still stings
Lynda Johnson Profile
Lynda Johnson answered
Lyme Disease. Specifically: Bartonella. Lyme is epidemic....but don't share this with your GP. IF you suspect you might have Lyme, you need to see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) I have Bartonella, and my legs burn and sting constantly, which is indicative OF Bartonella, a coinfection of Lyme Disease. Please do the research and you will find this is in epidemic proportions and that it mimics over 300 diseases, particularly, Autoimmune (Fibromyalgia, Crohns, CFS, Parkinsons, MS, and many more.) Parasites are another issue when people don't know what's wrong with them and the doctors don't know either. ALL people have parasites, but with Lyme it is significantly more and will make you a lot sicker IF you don't rid your body of these creatures. DO THE RESEARCH! Lyme will thank me :-) L.P.
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Anonymous answered
My thighs have real burning pain and tingling feeling what causes that the pain is very bad

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