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leg feels numb from the knee down

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
see a neurologist: Possibilities include peripheral neuropathy ( nerve damage) or pinched nerves in the back.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Several things including a pinched nerve, blood clot, muscle strain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Shift positions: You are putting too much pressure on neurovascular structures for too much time.. You need to move.
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Dr. Anthony DeLuise
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor: That sounds somewhat concerning. I would see a physician as soon as you can.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doctor: There could be many reasons. Circulation problems, stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a stenosis and herniated dis ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Popliteal fossa: The area behind the knee is called the popliteal fossa and the nerve supplying the foot (sciatic) is right there. Sometimes people develop a cyst in t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doctor: Stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sounds like a plausible reason. See an orthopedist urgently or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Numbness: This is consistent with a peripheral sensory neuropathy or acute neuritis since there apparently is no associated leg weakness. A neurologist is best ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Could be disk: Injury in the low back causing mechanical nerve root compression or could be referred pain. A doctor will be able to tell you after a detailed physica ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
The most common: cause of numbness of the leg is a pinched nerve in the back. Even though your question doesn't mention back trauma, only leg, you may have hurt yourse ... Read More
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