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Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Osteoarthritis in left knee, can it cause numbess and tingling from knee down to foot?

Osteoarthritis in left knee, can it cause numbess and tingling from knee down to foot?

Numb leg: This would be unusual. Get xrays of your back to make sure you do not have arthritis in your back with a pinched nerve causing the symptoms in your leg.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Dutka Dr. Dutka
Neurology
41 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Gonyalgia: If you mean tingling below the knee cap, on the edge of the shin, this might be due to transient compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the knee, this can be due to pressure on the knee, like from kneeling, hence the term "parsons knee"gon.

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Dr. Harry Myers Dr. Myers
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee. (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee. (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

Neuropathy: Hi, the nerves that supply function to the lower extremities travel from the lower spine down the legs. It is possible for a disk in between vertebrae to become injured and press on a nerve as it exits the spine. The sensation of nerve pain is often described as pins and needles or burning pain. I suggest you see your doctor soon for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!

Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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I feel a tingling sensation on my left knee, I had fell a couple a months ago scraped it on the road and never really disinfected, what could it be?

I feel a tingling sensation on my left knee, I had fell a couple a months ago scraped it on the road and never really disinfected, what could it be?

Irritation of: A superficial cutaneous nerve more than likely. If you have redness, swelling, warmth you may have infection. Little bits of gravel sometimes get in there and are hard to get rid of (the white blood cells cannot digest them) If you suspect that there is a smouldering infection or bits of road gravel still in there have it looked at. If the the tingling does not resolve have it looked at

Dr. Harold Fields Dr. Fields
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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I've had a constant tingling/pain feeling in my left knee at first & now the full leg for a month. It wakes me up through the night & lasts all day. Ms?

I've had a constant tingling/pain feeling in my left knee at first & now the full leg for a month. It wakes me up through the night & lasts all day. Ms?

MS: It does not sound like ms. I would see a doctor as it could be a neve problem originating from your spine if it is now effecting your whole leg.

Dr. Oliver Aalami Dr. Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
19 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Sharp jolt of pain and muscle contraction on the left knee on the left side. Following this from knee down tingling and an achy pain.

Sharp jolt of pain and muscle contraction on the left knee on the left side. Following this from knee down tingling and an achy pain.

Peroneal nerve.: You may have injured your peroneal nerve. The location would match. See a knee sports medicine specialist, who can make an exact diagnosis.

Dr. Satya Allaparthi Dr. Allaparthi
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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I just stood up from lying on the sofa and I suddenly have a tingling feeling in my left knee/knee cap when walking. I can walk normally and it bends?

I just stood up from lying on the sofa and I suddenly have a tingling feeling in my left knee/knee cap when walking. I can walk normally and it bends?

Nerve: Sounds like its transient nerve compression when you are sitting /lying down. If you can walk and bend it normally. Nothing to worry. If it persists get it checked out with your doc..

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting.

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

What the heel is it.: Continuing to exercise at this point may inadvertently do further damage to the nerve involved. Would be best to get a evaluation to safeguard against prolonging your condition.

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Dr. Stephen Ram Dr. Ram
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much.?

I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much.?

Nerve entrapment?: The outer side of the knee is whet the peroneal nerve can become injured/irritated and could cause foot and calf tingling/numbness/nerve pain although there are a variety of other causes e.g. pinched nerve from spine, local knee or calf problem, or the more potentially serious deep vein thrombosis. Recommend urgent medical assessment by doctor to have exam and run tests to diagnos. All the best

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Hi! Starting in august my left knee became really sore, but now, my arms, legs, spine and fingers are tingling. Why? And pain medicine + ice =no help.

Hi! Starting in august my left knee became really sore, but now, my arms, legs, spine and fingers are tingling. Why? And pain medicine + ice =no help.

Numbness and tingle: Knee pain is most likely patellofemoral syndrome in your age range and gender. The tingling may be electrolyte imbalance, hyperventilation, calcium imbalance. Check with your pcp for the latter. Check with orthopedic surgeon or sports surgeon for the first issue.

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Dr. Daniel Solomon Dr. Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What could be the cause of a huge bump on left side ok my left knee?

What could be the cause of a huge bump on left side ok my left knee?

Cyst: A meniscal cyst may do what you are describing unusual for a knee to swell only on one side.

Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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My left knee locks when I try to straighten it. What could be the cause?

My left knee locks when I try to straighten it. What could be the cause?

See an orthopedist: As an orthopedic surgeon who does mostly arthroscopic surgery, you likely have a meniscal tear. If your knee is locking that is the mostly likely cause. You may have a loose body in the joint. Get a good ortho exam and possibly an mri.

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Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What could be the cause of a feeling of numbness on top of my left knee?

What could be the cause of a feeling of numbness on top of my left knee?

Nerve: If you inadvertently 'bumped' your knee or have been on your knees washing a floor etc. U can irritate the knee bursa and sometimes the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve. This will cause an area of numbness on'top ' of the knee or just below the kneecap. Usually transient, it should resolve spontaneously in next few wks. If it doesn't see pcp. Gl!

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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I slipped, landed on my left knee about a month and a half ago. Only pain now occurs when I am kneeling on my knees. What could cause this?

I slipped, landed on my left knee about a month and a half ago. Only pain now occurs when I am kneeling on my knees. What could cause this?

Visit the: Orthopedist to find out. Some possibilities include patellar tendonitis or a tear in this tendon. You may have fractured the patella itself. When you kneel you are obviously putting more strain on the knee. 6 weeks is a long time to still have pain - the longer one waits to treat things sometimes can cause more damage.

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side. Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?

I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side. Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?

Sensation: When people describe things with warm or cold or wet or burning, I usually think about the cause as something neurological in nature, such as a pinched nerve or compressed nerve somewhere. Especially if you have not had any trauma to your knee. Sounds like you need to get an an evaluation from your doctor.

Dr. Aruna Seneviratne Dr. Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What's caused my left knee to lock up?

What's caused my left knee to lock up?

Displaced Meniscus: Most likely a meniscus that is torn and flipped into the joint preventing the knee from moving. These tears are called bucket handle meniscus tears, and usually require urgent arthroscopic surgical intervention is needed. Other causes include a loose piece of cartilage/bone that could have broken off and caught in between the bones, and arthritis. If locking is frequent, see your orthopedist.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What could cause pain on the outside of my left knee? Especially hard going up steps or getting up from a seat.

What could cause pain on the outside of my left knee? Especially hard going up steps or getting up from a seat.

Patellofemoral: Syndrome (pfs) would be my first guess. It sounds like you may have some arthritis in your knee and pfs which causes poor tracking in the femoral groove. This is often noticed after sitting for a while or and going up stairs. Recommend physical exam, xray, and physical therapy for quad strengthening and functional modification for long term benefit. Hope that helps!