(Closed) Leg Tingling?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve gotten pins and needles in my legs when I excercise for years. No idea what causes it, but mine can be painful!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Check with a doctor asap. There may be something going on that you need to know about and only a professional can help you figure that out.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

It sounds kinda like sciatica.  Sometimes when certain muscles are too tight, they can trap certain nerves and it causes numbness, tingling, even pain.  Talk to a healthcare provider and see if they can set you up with a good stretching program to help reduce the symptoms.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

My immediate thought is a nerve problem in your back.  I have frequent pins and needles and/or radiating “electric” feelings in my right arm if I’m positioned wrong (usually if I have my right arm extended out and at the level of my shoulder).  I have leftover back issues from a shower slip a few years ago.  I wonder if your back is out of alignment?

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I have exactly the same problem! Mine just started last week – my right buttock and hamstring suddenly go kind of numb and tingly.  it’s only subtle, and there’s no pain, but it’s very strange.  I also do a lot of spin classes at the gym – wonder if there’s a connection?  I’ve booked into my physiotherapist to get it checked out as i think it could be a slightly pinched nerve in the lower back.  I would definitely get it checked out by a professional.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had very similar symptoms and was diagnosed with sciatica.  Chiropractic has helped me out a TON!  Definitely go see your Dr. before it gets worse. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

You could see a chiropractor. A spinal adjustment could be what you need.

Do you feel the sensation in your upper thigh and down along your leg possibly through your knee? It could be Illiotibial Band Syndrome, which could become painful later on. It’s very common for women to have pain there from repetitive motion type exercise such as running or cycling.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

hmm probably not ITB then. I agree with your earlier thought about sitting at a desk all day is probably at least adding to the problem. I have a desk job as well and some nights I go home and my entire lower back is just killing me! Have you ever been to a chiropractor before? Your first visit they run a bunch of different tests that show what seems to be out of alignment. I would really like to go back soon, but I have an HMO so I have to get a referral first. Plus, it’s not cheap – I think my copay is $20 and they want you to go several times a week. You could also try hot yoga – that would really loosen you up!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

My mom actually hurt her back pretty badly by simply picking up my one year old daughter who weighs in at 20 pounds.  One tiny wrong move can really create havoc!  In my mom’s healing process, she has learned just how badly any form of poor posture can affect your back.  If you sit at a desk all day, it is absolutely essential that you have proper form because it can do a number on your back even if/when you least expect it. 

My mom found a WONDERFUL website and book about it.  I’d be happy to ask her for the link and name. 

PS – a *good* chiro can help oodles, as well.  BUT, before heading to one, research, ask around, and be sure you are confident in him/her.  The first chiro I ever went to messed me up pretty badly.  It took a really good one to come along and fix me right up.  Smile

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that you should talk to a doctor, but also ask about vitamin deficiencies, especially if it seems to happen when you exercise – you could need more potassium or B vitamins in your diet. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My Fiance and a friend of ours went through this.  He went to a chiro and everything, but the one thing that worked was stretching.  Same for our friend. Religious stretching everyday.  It worked like a charm.

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