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Tingling in my left shin
Ever since Thursday night, I've noticed a slight tingling in my left shin
that lasts as much as 3 seconds after standing with some weight on my left
foot, and then lifting the foot up (like to start walking).     It it
subtle, so far, but concerns me mainly because it is not "supposed to
happen".  There are periods of time when it doesn't happen.  Also it may not
happen exactly as I described.  For example,  the tingling may not happen
until the 2nd step after I start walking after having stood with some weight
on the left foot.  It is intermittent to an extent, but has been happening a
lot since Thursday night.

There is no tingling if my leg is at rest.   The tingling only happens in
response to either movement (especially after standing  with some weight on
my left foot), or in response to tapping (such as lightly kicking my heel to
the ground)  When it was happening today, I noticed that tapping my left
heel (either by kicking it to the ground, or be tapping it with my hand when
barefoot can cause the tingling.  Also flexing my knee and lightly kicking
my toe to the ground, when wearing sneakers, can cause the tingling to
happen).   Tapping on certain points on the shin (especially the lower part
near the foot, on the right side) with my fingers can cause the tingling to
some extent, although it is even more subtle.

Note: Although I sit down a lot throughout my day (since I work on the
computer), this isn't something that has been happening only after I've been
sitting down for a while.   Sometimes it doesn't happen immediately after I
get up after sitting down and then it starts happening several minutes
later.  Sometimes it doesn't happen if standing or walking for a while too.
If I walk for a while I usually don't notice it.  It is more noticeable if
standing and then moving the left leg.

Anyway, I don't know what to make of this.   Can't think of anything I might
have done to trigger this and never experienced anything like this before
(except maybe when a leg falls asleep..but, when that happens that goes away
after a few minutes of walking around).  No other symptoms so far other than
the tingling.  So far it hasn't affected coordination of the leg, or
sensitivity to touch, etc.   Any ideas what this could be?

Thanks,

J.
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hi,

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in hands, feet, arms, or leg. There are many causes of numbness in the leg . These include injury to the back or spinal cord, Lack of blood supply to the legs as a result of plaque formation in the blood vessels, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis and underactive thyroid. Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body and a lack of vitamin B12 can also cause tingling in the knee and legs.

You can take multivitamins for some time. Please also get your blood sugar tested.

My opinion is to get yourself examined by a neurologist. After confirmatory diagnosis only, treatment can be started.

Pls keep us posted if you need any more information.

Regards. Take care.
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