Is it possible to have Peripheral Neuropathy in just one leg and foot?

Posted by hughpuppies @hughpuppies, Nov 15 3:48am

Every time I go to my regular primary doctor, or to the hospital, or urgent care, I tell them I have, pain in my foot, with tingling, stinging, burning, vibrating in my left foot when I am sitting them keep telling me it is Peripheral Neuropathy. Yet when I walk the left leg stops hurting sort of, yet my right leg I get pain in my hip, butt, thighs in the from, calves and sometimes feet. How can it be Peripheral Neuropathy if it is mostly my left leg that hurts when I am sitting? I searched the internet and could not find an answer to my question, can Peripheral Neuropathy only affect 1 leg and foot. I will have to wait until Monday to ask my doctor if I can't find my answer. Thanks for reading.

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I was misdiagnosed before. When I sat down pain. Piroformis Syndrome the sciatic nerve runs through this muscle. It attaches to your hip and lower back. When contracted or spasming it hurts to sit and if you walk you have nerve pain running down your leg. Your sciatic nerve has several branches. They kept diagnosing me with lower back pain a regular doctor sent me to a pain management doctor. No bulging disc they did an injection of cortisone into my back. It accessed and ended up with bacterial spinal meningitis. Bottom line saw a neurologist that did an EMG in the piriformis muscle and mine was contracted. Now it gets noticed every three months and when it wears off it hurts like the dickens. You will have pain in your hip, buttocks and thigh and the pain can run down you leg.

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@hughpuppies
Have they done any nerve conduction studies (NCS), or electromyography (EMG.) I wonder if Electrophysiology testing would show different results sitting versus laying. Bood tests including vitamin & mineral profiles? Did you ask why your symptoms are manifesting the way they are or if they have ever heard of your symptoms before?
Hope you find relief,
Jake

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My PN started in my right foot and then progressed up the right leg. Later it started in my left foot and progressed. It was probably 2 years after the right foot that the left foot started. So my answer, would be yes.

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Yes, usually hurt on the back on my right top leg and little feeling on my right-leg from my foot – everything is on my right-side… feet, leg, balacr problem, walking the wrong thing – everything is on my right-side. I have a BI from my bicycle assident, 11 years ago, it hits my left-side that kills my Ishtar-side.

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@mitfit

My PN started in my right foot and then progressed up the right leg. Later it started in my left foot and progressed. It was probably 2 years after the right foot that the left foot started. So my answer, would be yes.

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Interesting. Sounds like what I am going through–but hand/arms and foot/leg. My doctor says mine is post-stroke central pain syndrome.

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One thing I did not mention is the piriformis muscle attaches to your hip and lower back. So when it spasms you get lower back pain along with hip pain and the sciatic nerve pain running down your leg. The neurologist Botox’s the piriformis muscle and it last three months then you have it redone.
(Look up a picture of it and you can see where the muscle attaches and the sciatic nerve is.

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