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I have numbness in my right knee and shin?

I have numbness in my right knee and shin?

Very rare: This is very unusual, but if it is truly numb (no feeling), that would imply damage to a nerve in the leg above the knee. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Hospital said I sprained my knee. It's been 2 and a half months and I still have numbness on my shin. My knee hurts at times. I can walk but not run.?

Hospital said I sprained my knee. It's been 2 and a half months and I still have numbness on my shin. My knee hurts at times. I can walk but not run.?

Nerve issue: Your numbness can be due to abnormal nerve function due to nerve impingement or damage. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Hello I have a small lump on side of shin, tender to touch for about a month. I also have numbness in my big toe and dull achy pain to the knee?

Hello I have a small lump on side of shin, tender to touch for about a month. I also have numbness in my big toe and dull achy pain to the knee?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, I would definitely be seen for an accurate diagnosis. An MRI may give more information. It may represent a benign tumor that has gotten large enough to be pressing on the peroneal nerve, but miltie other possibilities as well. ...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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Hello, I have numbness on the left leg below the knee only on the right side front if you were looking at it. No other problems?

Hello, I have numbness on the left leg below the knee only on the right side front if you were looking at it. No other problems?

Numbness: Your description is of the 5th lumbar dermatome---do you have lower back problems? If you do have your doctor do an MRI back problems can give you pain and numbness in the lower extremities ...Read more

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My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today.?

My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today.?

Knee pain: I agree with Dr. Patel. You should have him evaluated. Since he likely won't need surgery before other conservative treatments are used, it would also be fine to start with an evaluation by your Family Physician. ...Read more

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Numbness in right leg just above the knee. It extends from knee up about 12 inches and on the out side of leg. Seems to worsen when standing. At time?

Numbness in right leg just above the knee. It extends from knee up about 12 inches and on the out side of leg. Seems to worsen when standing. At time?

Meralgia: You describe a common problem due to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which seems manifest at a distance. This is called meralgia paresthetica, and may be associated with tight objects around the waist and hip. Unlikely, but possible is nerve problem from lower back. Contact your doctor and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Numbness in the front of my leg. Above my knee to my hip?

Numbness in the front of my leg. Above my knee to my hip?

Calvin Klein syndrom: This sounds like meralgia paresthetica, also known as "calvin klein syndrome." the problem is caused by the nerve that provides the feeling to the skin of your thigh getting pinched by a tight wasteband. This can happen with super-tight clothes (super models wearing calvin kleins) or with a large belly overlapping the waste-line. The solution is to reduce the pressure on the waste. ...Read more

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Numbness and pain in front of leg above knee with tingling sensation, after THR six months ago.

Numbness and pain in front of leg above knee with tingling sensation, after THR six months ago.

Meralgia paresthetic: This is meralgia paresthetic. This comes from Injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but since you had the surgery other causes could do this You need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel numbness only thigh right above my knee on my left leg a area about 6by 6 why is that?

I feel numbness only thigh right above my knee on my left leg a area about 6by 6 why is that?

Meralgia: Could be meralgia paresthetica. A pinched nerve near the groin can cause a 'patch' of numbness just above and a little lateral to the knee. ...Read more

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I have mostly knee pain but in the past few day I've developed severe pain in my entire leg along with numbness off and on.?

I have mostly knee pain but in the past few day I've developed severe pain in my entire leg along with numbness off and on.?

Need evaluation: It is not clear why this is happening but you need an evaluation to clarify your symptoms. Contact your physician and get this clarified. ...Read more

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I'm getting numbness on out side of my left leg just up from knee and pain in knee and bottom half of leg has started to feel hot?

Any injury?: This sounds a bit suspicious for blood clot, though not at all typical. If you have been traveling, sitting for prolonged period of time or have been injured, better get checked out. ...Read more

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Leg below knee including feet swells up and feels very heavy and sometimes numbness too, after sitting in chair for 10-20 minutes.?

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

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Why am I having a tingling and numbness from the right side of my right knee up the front of the leg and then it stops...or sometimes gets worse?

Why am I having a tingling and numbness from the right side of my right knee up the front of the leg and then it stops...or sometimes gets worse?

Nerve: This suggests an impingement and/or irritability of a nerve entering your leg possibly at the groin area. Often seen in overweight people or in people who sit for long periods like truck drivers A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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I've got numbness on outer left leg from hip to above knee, what do I do?

I've got numbness on outer left leg from hip to above knee, what do I do?

See doctor: This may be meralgia paresthestetica. A nerve that give sensation to the area that gets 'pinched' up outer groin region. Can also be iliotibial band syndrome, a tough band of tissue that goes from your hip to knee that becomes inflammed. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my right leg just below the knee. I landed on my knee in a dance and it sent sharp pain down my leg and now it's numb.

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness: This may represent a pinched nerve at our hip/ belt level or herniated disc on back. If not getting better with ice and anti inflammatory I would recommend you see your physician. ...Read more

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After spinal fusion it's been a year now and I still have numbness in left lower leg, below knee. Will this ever get better?

After spinal fusion it's been a year now and I still have numbness in left lower leg, below knee. Will this ever get better?

Maybe: Have you talked to your surgeon about this issue? You might consider seeing a pain specialist and having a EMG done. This could better assess the cause of the numbness...It might not be coming from the back, but rather further down the nerves pathway. ...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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I had spinal fusion on lower back on 2/18/2013. I have numbness in left leg from the knee down, how long will it take for this to heal.?

I had spinal fusion on lower back on 2/18/2013. I have numbness in left leg from the knee down, how long will it take for this to heal.?

Still early. ..: Once the post-surgical inflammation resolves, usually within a few months, the symptoms should improve. If other symptoms have improved and the numbness is tolerable, recommend waiting at least a year until the fusion has solidified. Discussing this first with the spine surgeon is the best thing since he or she knows the anatomy better than one can guess here. ...Read more

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No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

PCP-evaluation-x-ray: We need to know how it appeared as well as any previous history of trauma or injury. You may have sprained your knee, torn a ligament or tendon or even damaged your meniscus. You may have a neuropthy as well but first you mus be examined by your PCP, be valuated, x-rays may be ordered includying an ortho referral. ...Read more

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Prescribed heel lift for leglength issue, right leg but stopped wearing it after experiencing numbness/tingling in knee, right leg. Sensations persist?

Prescribed heel lift for leglength issue, right leg but stopped wearing it after experiencing numbness/tingling in knee, right leg. Sensations persist?

Get Checked: If the heel life change was too dramatic height wise id could have changed your gait and affected your back.
Persistent numbness and tingling is usually due to nerve irritation.
Please consult with your doctor. ...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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I have numbness on my left leg from the knee down and it's been like 2 months already and tonight it just spread to my foot what's happening?

I have numbness on my left leg from the knee down and it's been like 2 months already and tonight it just spread to my foot what's happening?

You need a test: If your numbness is only on the left side, you may have a pinched nerve. You should get a nerve test from a podiatry office or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

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