Tingling feeling above the knee when lying in bed

When you are awake you don’t have any problems with your legs, but from the moment you want to sleep it seems that your upper leg has a strange itch. It is similar to a spider under your skin which makes you restless. You are constantly aware that there is something irritating your skin, but you don’t know what it is. What kind of condition causes this disturbance and what can you do about it?


What are the symptoms?

From the moment you lay in bed this condition starts to emerge. When you are walking normally during the day you don’t have this feeling, but when you want to sleep it gives a distinct itch on your upper right or left leg. Next to this it might feel if you have a sore back, especially in the lower zone. Many doctors would say that it is caused by a hernia and needs to be corrected with an operation. But it is caused by tensed muscles do to the kidneys and kinds of nutrition you take in. How is this related?


Kidneys and salty food

Canned food, pre-fabricated meals, micro-wave dishes and so on contain a lot of salt. Next to this we get a taste for salty foods due to which we need to use more and more salt to keep it tasty. It means that your body receives too much of this mineral and that has a negative effect on the kidneys. For one the urine gets more salty which can result in grit and little stones. Next to this the organ can get dehydrated so it cramps in the surrounding muscles. It is located in the lower back muscles which also are connected to the lower part of the spine. If these tissues are cramped it will result in lower back pain but also gives tension to the spine.


Dislocated 1-3 vertebral 

The mentioned muscles are connected with the first till third vertebral within the spine. The tension causes it to dislocate in a way which looks similar to a hernia. But a hernia normally is located above the third vertebral. As it is dislocated it gives stress to the nerves. These typical lower back nerves end in the upper legs just above the knee. Stress to the nerves means these endings give wrong electrical signals so you will feel an itchy sensation just like a spider is crawling under your skin. What can you do about this typical condition?


No real hernia

If you go see a doctor about this condition, he most likely will think about a hernia. Normally he will treat this with an operation so that the vertebral are re-positioned. But that doesn't mean that you are helped. The general cause isn't the dislocation itself, it is caused by your salty food. What are the steps which you can follow to reduce the influence of this condition?


What can you do?

If you realize that your diet is too salty you know the answer on what you can do. Reduce the intake of salty foods so that the kidneys can restore the normal balance in your body. Try to avoid any foods which have been pre-fabricated or which are canned. Salt is the basic way to give food long preservation and it gives taste. Make your own meals so you know how much salt you add to the meal. Minimize the intake completely in the beginning so that your body can restore more quickly. Next to this drink more clean fluids. This means water, juices from fruits, but no coffee and alcohol. Drink at least 2 liters of clean fluids next to your normal diet. Get a small massage for your lower back so it will give relaxation. By doing this the spidery feeling on your upper legs will disappear next to which your blood pressure will drop as well.


Painful or itchy lower legs

Having pain or a re-occurring itch of the lower legs or calves is related to the dislocation of the third till fifth vertebral. In this case it is a real hernia resulting in severe back pain. The pressured nerves have their ending in the lower legs and that is why it will hurt here. The nerves give false electrical signals which your body interprets as a problem in the calves. It can only be solved by realigning the vertebrae surgically.


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