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I have an injury to my left leg , thigh muscle, and since then

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I have an injury to my left leg , thigh muscle, and since then my lower legs tingle when I stand up, what is this about

Hello Carrie ,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

When was the injury?
Do you have swelling in the thigh?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

10 days ago, and yes there was swelling and there still is swelling

Hi Carrie,

The swelling presses on the nerve which is more pronounced when you stand up, which causes the tingling. Once the swelling decreases significantly (internal swelling may take up to 3 weeks), the tingling would stop. Ice compresses, Ibuprofen and avoiding exertion (prolonged standing or walking) would help in early resolution.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

this would cause both legs to tingle?


The tingling in both the legs is likely due to pinched nerves in the back. This can be due to;

1) Abnormal weight bearing due to thigh injury causing strain on the back.
2) The injury which caused thigh muscle contusion, sprained / strained the ligaments and muscle of the back.
3) Both the above together may be the cause.

Physical therapy is the mainstay of the treatment.

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