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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. ...Read more

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


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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I have a weird sensation in my left knee, like it is wet and cold, but it isn't. What in the world could cause that?

I have a weird sensation in my left knee, like it is wet and cold, but it isn't. What in the world could cause that?

Complex: The weird sensation on the side of your knee sound like paresthesia. This means abnormal sensations, often related to some nerve issues. This can be related to sitting in an unusual position or with some pressure on the nerve that part of the knee, usually associated with some numbness and tingling as well. Other causes may include other injuries in the area. But if bothering you best is to see md. ...Read more

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What's the cause behind having pain in your left knee only? Been having it since I was a little tll now, it just comes goes whenever it wants too...

Prob prior injury: You were probably very active & injured a ligament or tore cartilage in your left knee when you were younger. Now, certain factors coincide to make it hurt: overuse, fatigue, certain activities, mild re-injury. It might worsen as you age, and cross-training will be your best bet: you can run (a bit), but also bike, walk, swim, & in general avoid activities that involve repetition and high impact ...Read more

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My left knee aches but only at night. What could cause that?

My left knee aches but only at night. What could cause that?

Knee aches: Could be arthritis, synovitis, inflammation that is somehow masked by your reticular activating system. In other words, daily stimuli may somewhat mask your pain and at night, when the other stimuli are lessened, you appreciate the pain more. ...Read more

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Causes for intermittent pain above and right of left knee area electric shock-like pain lasting 10-40 sec. Each episode.?

Causes for intermittent pain above and right of left knee area electric shock-like pain lasting 10-40 sec. Each episode.?

Intermittent pain: A thorough neurologic work up should be carried out to ensure that the sensory saphenous nerve is not entrapped. The lower back should be examined as well to rule out any discogenic source of the pain; finally check and make sure that there is no systemic reasons such as diabetes and/or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Lil lump on the left side of ny left knee, was told I hit it cause that's how it looks, 2 weeks now and now smaller ones are appearing around it?

Lil lump on the left side of ny left knee, was told I hit it cause that's how it looks, 2 weeks now and now smaller ones are appearing around it?

Orthopedic surgeon: Multiple lumps on the side of your knee is most unusual and I recommend that you have an examination by an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause my left knee to swell and ache, I am 50 years old and a diabetic?

What would cause my left knee to swell and ache, I am 50 years old and a diabetic?

Arthritis: If there is no history of trauma, than most likely it is due to arthritis
you should consult your doctor and he/she can order an xray which will show what is causing and get it treated. ...Read more

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My left knee cramped a couple minutes ago. And now it still hurt when I walk and stand up. What's the cause of this and when will the pain go away?

My left knee cramped a couple minutes ago. And now it still hurt when I walk and stand up. What's the cause of this and when will the pain go away?

More info needed: The cramping sensation you feel may be from cramping in your calf or thigh muscle with pain referred to your knee. To prevent cramping, make sure to stay well hydrated and stretch after exercise. If you have pain just directly in your knee, this could be many things including ligament or meniscal injuries. To know if you have injury to your knee you will need to have it examined by a doctor ...Read more

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Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is common below the kneecap. Ice is good to decrease swelling. VMO exercises also helpful to prevent further issues. ...Read more