What other symptoms might occur with leg burning sensation?

Leg burning sensation may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the legs also involve other body systems.

Leg symptoms that may occur along with leg burning sensation

Leg burning sensation may accompany other symptoms affecting the legs including:

  • Bleeding
  • Blistering
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Tingling

Meralgia paresthetica symptoms that may occur along with leg burning sensation

Leg burning sensation may accompany other symptoms when caused by meralgia paresthetica (pain or numbness in the outer thigh). Symptoms of meralgia paresthetica include:

  • Aching or pain in the groin or buttocks
  • Outer thigh pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Symptoms on one side of the body
  • Tingling or numbness in the outer thigh

Other symptoms that may occur along with leg burning sensation

Leg burning sensation may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Changes in sensation
  • Difficulty walking
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Foot problems, such as ulcers and bone and joint pain
  • Impaired coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve pain
  • Tingling, numbness, or other unusual sensations in the legs

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

Sudden leg burning sensation accompanied by numbness or weakness on one side of the body can be a sign of stroke. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have leg burning sensation along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Change in mental status, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
  • Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Sudden change in vision, loss of vision, or eye pain
  • Worst headache of your life
INTRODUCTION

What is leg burning sensation?

Leg burning sensation can result from a number of causes, including damage to nerves in the legs from exposure to extreme heat or cold or to toxic substances. Leg burning sensation might also result from a circulation problem that impairs blood flow to the legs, a leg injury, or intense exercise. Another possible cause of leg burning sensation is meralgia paresthetica, which is pain in the oute... Read more about leg burning sensationintroduction

CAUSES

What causes leg burning sensation?

Leg burning sensation can be caused by nerve or skin damage in the legs and surrounding tissues. Burns from chemicals or extreme heat, as well as exposure to poisonous substances, may damage the nerves in the skin, resulting in a sensation of leg burning.

Damage to the peripheral nerves (peripheral neuropathy) can also cause a leg burning sensation. Peripheral neuropathy may be du... Read more about leg burning sensationcauses

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 5, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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