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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Depends: It could be either. Only an examination will determine what is causing the problem.
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Last updated Mar 21, 2017

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