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10 weeks ago i was hit by a car, calf now has an area of numbness - physios say that it is not nerve damage and movement will return with stretches.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
EMG/NCS: Get this test by neurologist or physical medicine and rehab doctor. It will tell you if you have nerve damage or not. Best of luck!
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
See a physiatrist : A physiatrist- or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation- can perform a thorough nerve and muscle exam to determine the cause of your numbness and to determine the best course of rehabilitation. They may order an electomyelogram to further assess the numbness if a cause can not be determined for the exam alone.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2013

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