Burning and Numbness in Leg

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Hello!  I am a gymnast and about a week ago I hit my hips on the bar really hard during a skill.  When this happen, searing pain shot down from a point in my right hip all the way through my quad, and my quad felt like it was on fire for about a minute and was extremely numb.  Then the pain went away, and I felt fine to walk and do anything else.  Since then, my leg has always felt a little bit strange; I can feel a very slight throbbing just above my knee, under at the top of the back of my leg, and in my foot.  My leg feels fine when I do any other sorts of exercise, but every time I put my hips back on the bar the pain shoots down my leg again.  I attached some photos below to show what causes the pain.  If anyone knows what might be causing this, I would really appreciate it.  I don't know what kind of doctor I should see about this, or if there's anything I can do on my own to help it.

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    Hi Karlee! Looks like you have some great skills from the pix you posted smile

    You may have pinched or impinged a major nerve pathway. We can't put links here, but Google 'lower extremity dermatome', and you'll see the pathways for the "T-thoracic, "L- lumbar" nerves and the "S-sacral nerves, and the sensory areas each nerve covers.

    I would first check with your primary care doc. He/she may advise physical therapy to start. Much good luck with this. Best, Joy

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    You may have a trapped nerve; burning and numbness are symptoms of this.  See your family doctor/GP first of all.
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    I have had neuropathy in my arm for three years and my doctor diagnosed me on the spot based on my symptoms alone.  If your doctor recognises your symptoms, you may not need tests.
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