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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Yes: A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it can take many months. ...Read more

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Please advise me what type of knee injury causes foot numbness?

Please advise me what type of knee injury causes foot numbness?

Swelling: Swelling of the knee especially in the back of the knee can put pressure on the nerve and create numbness down the leg and foot.
This is often seen with a bakers cyst of the knee. ...Read more

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What cause a person to have numbness from the knee down?

What cause a person to have numbness from the knee down?

AndFromTheKneesUp??: Stand in an icy river up to your knees for 20 minutes. Cross your legs for too long. Wear super tight high socks or nylons. Wear super tight underwear. Crouch down for too long in the garden. Sit on the toilet too long. Get pinned between two boxcars...if nothing like these, then maybe it's a bona fide non-mechanical nerve problem (kinda doubtful at your age, with just a few exceptions)if so, see a doc ...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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Can obesity cause numbness above your knee?

Can obesity cause numbness above your knee?

Indirectly..: Obesity itself is unlikely to cause numbness above your knee. However, obesity could be making back problems worse which could cause those symptoms. Or certain vitamin deficiencies could also cause these symptoms. Follow up with your primary physician. ...Read more

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What could cause burning and numbness in the knee?

What could cause burning and numbness in the knee?

Numbness: This could be secondary to a pinched nerve. Get an evaluation by your doctor and possibly some lumbar xrays if the numbness extends down the leg. ...Read more

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What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

Internal: Derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis (blood in the knee joint). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more

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Numbness in leg portion between thighs n knees evn after standing for 10-15 min. What is the cause?

Numbness in leg portion between thighs n knees evn after standing for 10-15 min. What is the cause?

Back problem: It could be a trapped nerve from a bulging disk in your back. Could be a too tight muscle as well. See your doctor for an evaluation. Physical therapy may help, and I know acupuncture will. ...Read more

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Can cycling after not cycling for long causes occasional numbness around knee after 1 day of cycling? I have neurofibromatosis type ii

Can cycling after not cycling for long causes occasional numbness around knee after 1 day of cycling? I have neurofibromatosis type ii

Consult physician: Probably related to exercise endeavor. However consult your physician. About 50% of patients develop spinal lesions.40% of the spinal lesions are symptomatic. Spinal tumours separated in two groups. Intramedullary lesions in spinal tissue belong to spinal astrocytomas or ependymomas. Extramedullary lesions in space between the surface of spinal cord & bony wall of canal, schwannomas & menin ...Read more

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What causes numbness from the knee down to the foot?

What causes numbness from the knee down to the foot?

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

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Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause weakness numbness pain in knees?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause weakness numbness pain in knees?

Not likely: Hi, I just answered your earlier question about geodon (ziprasidone). It sounds like u may have recently started Geodon (ziprasidone) and are nervous about how it is making u feel and what effects it might have on you. Taking medication of any kind worries people as we all know they can have undesired side effects. Please talk to your prescribing physician about what is happening to u so s/he can help u sort this out. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I developed numbness side of thigh from crotch down to knee. Has not subsided. Will this cause permanent damage? Being worked up for ms.

3 weeks ago I developed numbness side of thigh from crotch down to knee. Has not subsided. Will this cause permanent damage? Being worked up for ms.

Suspect benign: This does not at all sound like Multiple Sclerosis, and likely represents a problem with a pelvic issue affected a nerve in the lumbosacral plexus. Imaging of retroperitoneal areas, and an EMG may help pinpoint cause, and also help with prognosis. ...Read more

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What might cause numbness along the side of my right leg, from hip knee. Sometimes ther it feels as if there is ni circulation.

What might cause numbness along the side of my right leg, from hip knee. Sometimes ther it feels as if there is ni circulation.

Could be: Meralgia paresthetica, a nerve compression at the lateral hip affecting the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Might be caused by tight belt or clothing. Once called "gunfighter's neuropathy". ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

No: If the cortisone injection didn't help, getting a second injection would not be indicated. You should have your knee reexamined. If your physician feels fluid is still present then he/she may want to aspirate your knee to examine the fluid to help determine the cause of the swelling. This will allow your doctor to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning & my left leg (from knee down) was numb. I was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. Can the position cause numbness?

Woke up this morning & my left leg (from knee down) was numb. I was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. Can the position cause numbness?

Yes.: You may have pinched a nerve in the position that you were laying in. This is very common, and usually resolves itself after a few minutes of repositioning yourself. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Absolutely: Absolutely yes, stress and anxiety can present in curious ways. I always advise my patients with stress to exercise and consider meditation or relaxing techniques.

Have you spoke with your doctor about these concerns? Numbness has a many possible etiologies besides stress. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read more

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Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

See a back surgeon: You may well have spinal disc disease with consequent pressure on nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. Get this taken care of before you have permanent problems. ...Read more

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From day one after tkr I have severe toe skin pain and numbness. What could be cause? Any treatments? 4 months post op. Knee is fine.

From day one after tkr I have severe toe skin pain and numbness. What could be cause? Any treatments? 4 months post op. Knee is fine.

See neurologist: Numbness and pain usually correlate with some type of nerve disorder. A physician would be able to determine whether one or more peripheral nerves are involved. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes tingling numbness I legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache. Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

What causes tingling numbness I legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache. Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, herniated disc issues, local nerve entrapment, or what is called idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. This warrants evaluation by your physician. ...Read more