What causes pain and burning sensation in the leg?
Highly unlikely to be related to TIA's.
Good morning. My name is Dr. Saghafi and I'm a neurologist in the XXXXXXX OH region of the world. I'd like to address your question about the burning sensation in your leg. I read your history of medical problems including the 2 TIA's you say were diagnosed as having. You didn't describe the symptoms nor how exactly the diagnosis was arrived at, however, what I can say is this much. A TIA by definition is the sudden loss of neurological function (loss of language ability, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg) in the brain due to a blood clot (usually) but which completely and fully returns to normal within about 24 hrs. Most of the time near normal to normal function returns in 60 min. or less. If function to the brain does not return to absolutely normal within this time frame then, the patient is said to have suffered a stroke.
Therefore, if what you were diagnosed with were TIA's then, by definition the pain in the leg of a burning sensation or quality CANNOT BE RELATED OR A RESIDUAL of those events. The fact that you've been experiencing this burning pain in the left leg and behind the knee again underscores how it CANNOT BE RELATED or be caused the TIA.
You will need a good thorough examination of the leg, its nerves that supply the area you are having trouble with and also your lower back may be involved. I would suggest that you consider going to a neurologist for this problem if it is felt that the pain could be coming from the lower back in any way. I would also recommend that a thorough laboratory evaluation be performed looking at things such as your thyroid function, your blood counts, serum electrolytes, liver and kidney function parameters, serum Vit. D, D2, and D3 as well as B12 and folate levels which can be low and cause problems similar to what you're describing.
If on the other hand the feeling is that the pain in the leg and knee are coming from the leg itself then, issues such as circulation or other conditions such as arthritis, leg muscle or tendon strains, or even things such as Baker's Cysts (commonly found behind the knee which can be painful) will need consideration. Those are more orthopedic and vascular issues and I'm sure your internist will direct you properly to the correct specialist if necessary.
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