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A 17-year-old male asked:

When will the numbness of my foot stop after having knee surgery ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Depends: If a nerve has been severed and separated then it could be permanent. If it was only compressed and the compression goes away e.G swelling, then it is likely to improve over next several weeks to months.
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What causes numbness from the knee down to the foot?

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Disc herniation: Most common cause of numbness in the leg is a disc herniation or compression of the nerves in the back.
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