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hot sensation radiating down my right leg

By January 27, 2010 - 6:10pm
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This past week I've had a very hot sensation that moves down my right leg, starting from mid outside of leg down to my knee. It comes in waves. I do work on the computer a lot and because of a prolapse that I am living with I am now afraid to do much in the way of exercising. Do you have any idea's? I was wondering if I might have a blood clot...I do have a very sore area on the inside around the knee area. I know this is probably a question that could have many causes but this hot feeling is very weird.

Thanks again for your help.


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Hi baci - As I read your comments the first thing that came to mind was possible sciatic nerve pain because you said only one leg was affected and that you work on the computer a lot/spend a lot of time sitting. Here's the definition:

Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve that passes down the back of each thigh.

The sciatic nerve arises from the lower spine on either side and travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks. From there, it passes along the back of each upper leg and divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.

Sciatica typically causes pain that shoots down the back of one thigh or buttock. Sciatica pain is often burning, tingling, or numbness on one side of the leg. It may also be pain present on one side of the buttocks that worsens when seated for a long time.

Please take a look at the information on our sciatic nerve page, and let us know what you think.


Thanks for getting in touch - we don't find anything that concerns our members to be "weird" and welcome questions like yours.

Take care,

January 28, 2010 - 5:30pm
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