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Numbness Above 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
I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.
Meralgia Paresthetic: This might be meralgia paresthetica especially if the numbness is also on the side of the thigh. You can ask your physician ...Read more
I have swelling in the left knee. I call it clutch knee as I'm a truck driver. Now I also have swelling and numbness above the knee. What could this b?
Overuse: Tendonitis- not uncommon in truck drivers, I suggest an examination and treatment, Xrays may be helpful. ...Read more
I have sharp pain while kneeling on my left knee. It feels like a piece of glass stabbed me followed by some numbness. Its below knee cap to the left.?
Several thoughts: Pain below your kneecap area which is the patella tendon can be caused from inflammation of the patella tendon. It can also be from arthritis under the kneecap. There are also skin disorders and bursitis that can cause pain in this area. You really need to get a good physical examination to be able to make the true diagnosis. Seek out the advice of an orthopedic surgeon to help you. ...Read more
What could be causing the numbness in knee? About 1 month ago, I slipped and landed on my left knee. It was extremely painful at the time of the incident, and mildly tender, swollen, and bruised a couple of days after. Currently it is not painful to w
Numbness: Numbness restricted to the lateral (outside) part of the leg (to doctors, the leg is part of the lower limb below the knee) without associated weakness can be explained by damage to the lateral sural cutaneous nerve, which is a branch of the fibular (also known as the common peroneal) nerve. ...Read more
I am having numbness in my left arm and the back of my left knee is extremely painful but only when I get up and when I walk. I 62, diabetic, ?
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
My legs are really bendy at the knee and my left knee seems to bend back further than the right. I have fatigue standing, sitting and have numbness?
Knee problems: Start with your primary care physician for an exam on your back, hips, knees, and lower legs. If there is an abnormal finding of your knees, your physician may have you do x-rays and get evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more
When I was ten I broke my left femur bone and dislocated my left knee and now I'm 16 and I'm still having problems with it like swelling and numbness?
After starting birth control pill, occasional numbness in left thigh above knee in big patch. Why is that and what to do?
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
Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?
On cipro (ciprofloxacin) (4 weeks course) for prostatitis. I feel pain and numbness on side of the left knee and side of the hips if I fold legs. What is it? And why
Please see my other: Please see my answer to your previous question. Reactive arthritis is an arthritis that occurs as a result of infections such as prostatitis or it could be a result of fluoroquinolone tendonopathy secondary to cipro (ciprofloxacin). You need to see your doctor to distinguish between the two and start you on appropiate therapy. You could have other things, but these need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?
Burning, numbness, tingling can be caused by many things. Nerve damage can be mechanical (pinched nerve) or metabolic like diabetic neuropathies.
Your doctor will have to evaluate the causes.
The number one cause of parasthesias is diabetes. Elevated sugar levels cause damage to the covering of the nerve causing over stimulation of the nerve creating the burning and tingling. ...Read more
Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?
Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee (direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis. If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my left knee is becoming numb. Should I ask my personal phycian about this. I have type 2 diab.?
Please let you physician know about this symptom.
Sometimes it is hard to know what symptom is related to what medical condition. That is why is important to let your doctor know. ...Read more
My left knee has been numb for 3 to 4 weeks now. I did fall pretty hard on it so that may have something to do with it. How long will it be like this?
Nerve damage: It appears that nerve tissue was contused at the time of your knee injury and, although the nerves will regenerate somewhat, it will take weeks to months to do so. See an orthopedic surgeon if you have persistent pain, swelling or tenderness of your knee or limitation of flexion or extension. ...Read more
I fell directly on top of my left knee in about May my knee swelled up but healed in about a month but my knee is still numb what does that mean?
Bruised nerve: Probably bruised the small skin nerves- usually resolves but even if it persists, it will not cause a problem ...Read more
I have a numb feeling the on the outside of my left knee and a shooting pain underneath my knee cap.
Chondromalacia vs te: This could be chondromalacia patella or a tendonitis. Your physician can help clarify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
My left knee has been numb and weak for a year. I hyperextended it and I went to the doctor and he said nothing was wrong. But it's still numb.
Second opinion: True weakness and numbness in an extremity for a year needs further work up. No harm done in seeking a second opinion. ...Read more
Non injury eight inch circular numb area includes left knee and down the front of the upper shin. Have anitphospholipidantibody syndrome and thyroid?
Uncommon neuropathy: Gonyalgia paresthetica (neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve) due to mild trauma, knee operation, or spontaneous, may cause a several cm diameter numb patch below knee +/- intermittent lancinating pain. Medial femoral cutaneous nerve supplies near by skin & may too be involved. In your case, may be due to vasculitic neuropathy or from other manifestation of aps. ...Read more
Hi there, the left side of my left knee and surrounds are constantly numb and get quite sore if I stand for extended periods? Any ideas?
See a specialist.: Most joint problems can be diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon. However, with numbness, you may need to see a neurologist, or perhaps a neurosurgeon if the numbness is orinating fron the spine. You will likely need some x-rays and maybe more sophistocated neurologic testing to help pinpoint the location and cause of your symptoms. ...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
I fell on my left knee last night and woke up to it being numb. It's my entire knee, along my inner thigh, and some calf. How long will this last?? Should I get it checked out or just wait? There is no pain, bruise, or visible swelling
Get it ccheck out: You may have injured a nevere, get it checked out ...Read more
My left knee is becoming numb. Should I ask my personal physician about this? I also have type 2 diabetes
Yes, you should: Your personal physician, who is familiar with you and your history, is the most appropriate place to initiate this evaluation. The hands-on examination will be very important for you. ...Read more
Fell 3 weeks ago, landed on left knee, still swollen, numb, hot and very sore. How long should I let it go before seeing a doctor again?
Knee injury: Any time symptoms do not subside after injury a repeat visit to a doctor is in order. Was an xray done? Was there a cut into the knee? How was it managed initially? See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.
Leg swelling: If true swelling of the leg occurs and there is discomfort or tenderness behind the knee or in the calf, phlebitis is a concern and a leg ultrasound is recommended. A Baker's cyst is another possibility. In any event I feel that you should be examined by a physician and he/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
Took a bad fall on a skateboard the other and landed on my left knee and just below the kneecap is numb to touch but there's no visable bruising?
I can't kneel on my left knee. It's causes extreme pain. The outside of the knee is sore and feels numb. X-rays negative?
Left shin is numb and tingles when walk and my left knee and left hip hurt, back also. Could it be a pinched nerve? Something I should get checked out?
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