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My Knee Feels Numb
The day after I drink alchohol, my knees feel numb. Like when your feet fall asleep. It's aggrevated when II strech my legs out. What does mean?
Dehydration: Alcohol intake as a drug, causes dehydratiton and causes your electrolytes to be imbalanced. As a result, the loss of water causes the potassium to increase in your system, which can cause increased calcium, and thus cause Lactic Acid to build in the muscles. Decrease your alcohol intake and increase water. Continue to stretch and exercise. Slow the drinking down! ...Read more
I have a shooting pain in my lest testicle and my left knee feel numb. I had little pain on my right testicle day before. My partner has a yeast infec?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
Numbness: It can have many reasons. .. Most commonly for a person at your age maybe cause by vascular compression and tingling as a result of certain positions that puts pressure on vessels and nerves. .. Other possibilities : anemia, neuropathy (complication of Diabetes), certain vitamin deficits and neurological among others... ...Read more
When I squat, the top of my knee cap burns. Also, when I lightly touch my knee cap it feels numb. There's no discoloration?
Patellar symptoms: It sounds like you have symptoms at your patella (knee cap). Many young patients have what's called chondromalacia, which refers to worn cartilage behind the patella - this can usually be treated with simple physical therapy. It's also possible to have bursitis (swelling/inflammation) right over the patella, and patellar tendonitis is also possible. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Is it normal that the front of my knee still feels frozen or numb 9 weeks after my partial meniscectomy. ROM and strength are coming back steadily!
Superficial nerve: It is likely that superficial nerves were disrupted during the procedure and they take months to regenerate. ...Read more
Pinched nerves: The combination of low back pain and leg symptoms suggest the possibility of pinched nerves in your low back. For most patients, lumbar pinched nerves will improve with time and conservative treatment. However, if symptoms persist or worsen or otherwise change dramatically, do see a physician. ...Read more
May I know why I feel numbness when water flow down my knee... Still having muscleache near my knee for around 3 days after cycling?
Knee numbness/pain: Riding a bicycle without proper padding can put pressure on the nerves of the pelvis and lead to numbness around the bottom and into the legs. This numbness should resolve spontaneously. Changing the seat padding, reducing riding time and reducing the pressure on the bottom may eliminate this problem. See a neurologist or urologist to evaluate the numbness. ...Read more
Fell on concrete and scraped my knee earlier this week. Now outside of the same knee feels numb/tingly when it's touched.
It is normal: It will take a few more days and the healing process will be completed. Take care. ...Read more
So whenever I sit down for awhile with my knees bent when I have to get up my knees hurt really bad and they feel numb and it's hard to walk. Help?
Many causes: Many possibilities. Often related to knee instability. Have knee medial-lateral stability checked. Then? Rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
No worries: You may have compressed the nerves during the impact or they are being compressed by the hematoma - under the skin bruise that developed as a result of the fall. No worries. It will get better even without doing anything. ...Read more
Details: In order to answer your question we would need a lot more detail here. Such as: when did this start happening? Did anything happen to your knee preceding this issue? Do you play sports, have fallen lately, etc? ...Read more
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
In/above my right knee has had numbness sporadically for about a week and seems to be getting worse the more I excercise. Causes? What should I do?
Answer: Have you injured your knee? Please schedule a live consult to gather more information ...Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some numbness of the skin next to my knee on the inner side. A few days later, this area increased a bit and I now ha?
Too little info: Have it checked out. Possibly arising from a back issue. ...Read more
Woke up back of knee itching, swelling and painful what could it be? Knee almost feels numb please help?
Of course the first: Thing one thinks of is trauma.... did you injure it in some way? Other thoughts would be a Baker's cyst or fluid collection behind the knee or, less likely, a blood clot. The only way to know is to be evaluated, perhaps considering an ultrasound exam. See your Doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Leg below knee including feet swells up and feels very heavy and sometimes numbness too, after sitting in chair for 10-20 minutes.?
Blood flow issue: Veins are vessels that bring blood from the feet back to the heart. Veins use valves and the muscles of the leg to aid in moving blood up the body. When veins aren't working properly, legs can swell. Compression stockings may aid in preventing swelling. A phlebologist may be able to repair problem veins and prevent it from returning. ...Read more
On my right knee it feels like needles and going in the middle when I flex. And sometimes I del like its tingly and numb! What could it be??
Knee issues: Your symptoms could be a gamut of things. Did you have any trauma? Just one knee? Do you play sports? More history is needed. You are very young so must also consider a leg length discrepancy. You do need to see a doctor for a good exam. Or more history given to assist you better ...Read more
I had neurofibromatosis type ii, I feel numbness right above knee ocationally one day after cycling, could it be ligament tore? I had muscleache there
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 & meningiomas. ...Read more
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