Diseases and Conditions

Common Causes Of Leg Pain And Numbness


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Many people end up visiting their family doctors and even emergency rooms complaining about pain, numbness, and discomfort in the legs and feet. Unfortunately, the cause of this pain and these sensations are usually not as obvious as they would be if there had been a specific incident such as a fall or injury. Continue reading to learn about the top ten reasons that people experience leg pain and numbness including Sciatica and common electrolyte imbalances.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is usually associated with exhaustion, mood disturbances, memory issues,
and muscle pain throughout the body. However, it is also characterized by feelings of
numbness and tingling in the lower extremities. The cause of fibromyalgia is still up for
debate; however, some believe that it is the result of pain signals to the brain that are for
some reason intensified. It is estimated that anywhere from twenty to thirty-five percent
of individuals with fibromyalgia experience numbness and tingling sensations in the legs
and feet. One thing that sets this condition apart is that it can be brought on by either
physical or psychological trauma, infections, or surgery. Women are more likely to be
diagnosed with this condition than are men.

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