Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Tingling of Both Legs Overview

Another name for Tingling of Both Legs is Tingling of the Legs (bilateral).

What is tingling of the legs (bilateral)?
A person with tingling of the legs (bilateral) has an abnormal feeling or sensation on the surface of the skin in both legs. A variety of neurological diseases, such as spinal cord disease, herniated disk, and peripheral neuropathy, may cause leg tingling. Additional causes of leg tingling include a neck injury, back injury, diabetic neuropathy, and alcoholic neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of tingling of the legs (bilateral)?
Symptoms that may occur with tingling of the legs include skin rash, dry skin, cool or mottled skin, increased sensitivity to touch, leg pain (bilateral), leg swelling, leg numbness (bilateral), and leg weakness (bilateral).

How does the doctor treat tingling of the legs (bilateral)?
The treatment for leg tingling depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for leg tingling may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or vitamin supplements. Medications that may be used to treat painful symptoms of leg tingling include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsant medications.

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