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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...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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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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Hi, when i lay down on my right. The top right leg hurts really bad, hip to knee- but it immediately goes away once i stand up. No numbness just sore ?

Hi, when i lay down on my right. The top right leg hurts really bad, hip to knee- but it immediately goes away once i stand up. No numbness just sore ?

Hip pointer: Could be irritation to the trochanter of your hip. This could involve the trochanter or likely the bursa or oil sack associated with it. Try an antiinflmatory for a few days. ...Read more

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Numbness from knee to toes right leg after total hip replacement 6 weeks ago. Pain riht hip. Is this normal?

Not normal: No, it doesn't sound normal. Please call your surgeon and speak to the doctor on call with the answering service. If this is new, may need to go to ER. ...Read more

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