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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.

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 Or Tingling (Definition)

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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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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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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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I have lower back pain with numbness on the front of right leg... Mostly on top of knee... What exercises can help relieve pain?

Must have evaluation: Need more information. An orthopedic evaluation can determine whether you have a ruptured disk or other problem. The orthopedist or a physical therapist will then be able to provide the most appropriate exercises based on your condition ...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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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?

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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I have tingling and numbness and pain in right leg and foot due to my tibial nerve being cut during a total knee replacment?

I have tingling and numbness and pain in right leg and foot due to my tibial nerve being cut during a total knee replacment?

Response: Not sure of whether your question involves treatment approach or possibility of surgical interventions. Hard to interpret your statement, as posed. Please be specific what your want to have explained or advised. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in right hand and it gets cold. Right leg from my knee down swells bad. They checked for a blood clot but that wasn't it?

Tingling and numbness in right hand and it gets cold. Right leg from my knee down swells bad. They checked for a blood clot but that wasn't it?

Get checked by a --: Neurologist for the hand problem as it sounds like carpal t syndrome, and see your pcp or gyn to get evaluated for a pelvic mass, etc, causing a rt sided swelling, if a possible clot has been excluded. You may require an us scan of the pelvis for it.
See if a carpal brace will help with the numbness/tingling or not. ...Read more

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My leg is always in pain and hurts to the touch and is numb and feels like it is burning what could be causing this it is my right leg and above the knee and it is getting harder to deal with. I do not know what could be causing this I need help please,

Numbness: Numbness and burning in the upper thigh without muscle weakness is often caused by a nerve entrapment or neuropathy called meralgia paresthetica. There is a sensory nerve that supplies the skin of the thigh but not muscle. This is called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This nerve travels through the groin and is sometimes irritated as it passes in front of the iliac crest at the hip. It is often seen in pregnant women, overweight people (especially diabetics) and sometimes with trauma. It is usually treated with medication. Sometimes a nerve decompression is done and sometimes the nerve is injected.
A femoral neuropathy would involve the front of the thigh and would also involve strength in the quadriceps muscle. This can be more serious. ...Read more

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The front of the top of my right leg from the thigh to the knee goes cold and numb if I stay still too long?

The front of the top of my right leg from the thigh to the knee goes cold and numb if I stay still too long?

Could be: Nerve root compression due to degenerative changes in the spine, could be a vascular problem but much less likely. Best to see a physician for history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I am on sailing boat and hurt my right leg. I can't feel it from the knee down. It is numb and I can't put any weight on it. What could I have done.?

I am on sailing boat and hurt my right leg. I can't feel it from the knee down. It is numb and I can't put any weight on it. What could I have done.?

The most common: Cause of numbness of the leg is a pinched nerve in the back. Even though your question doesn't mention back trauma, only leg, you may have hurt yourself in both places. A blood clot in the leg can cause numbness, but typically it would be painful to touch, hot, and perhaps discolored/red. Perhaps you hurt your knee and the fact you can't walk makes it feel numb. Prompt/urgent evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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My right leg is numb from slightly above the knee all the way to my toes. It hurts to put pressure on it. 2 months ago the doc said not to worry...,?

Get another opinion: Numbness isn't normal. There is a reason whether it's a lumbar spine issue vs a peripheral nerve issue. Either way it is worthwhile to explore what it may be. If you have other comorbid Illnesses like diabetes this may be secondary to those issues. ...Read more

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On feb 20th I had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what I believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

On feb 20th I had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what I believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

First: First of all, follow up with your doctor. There are pain medications aimed at relieving nerve pain. The good news here is that nerves regenerate and heal themselves. If you did suffer nerve damage or irritation it will improve over time. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure this is really the issue.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Help! I just have sudden pain and numbness in right leg?

Possibilities: Maybe secondary to lower back nerve pinching due to disc, but could be due to nerve compression at knee, peroneal, or ankle, tarsal tunnel. But the pain bothers me, and would make certain there is not a local thrombophlebitis developing. ...Read more

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52year ol male. Severe pain under scapula. Numbness in right leg. General pain in lower body?

Go to ER: The right leg and lower body are unknown, but a 52 Y.O. Male with pain under the scapula should see a doctor asap. If the pain is pad he should go to er. ...Read more

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Numbness in right leg while standing/walking for a period time used to be numbness in the left leg now has moved to right what could be causing this?

Numbness in right leg while standing/walking for a period time used to be numbness in the left leg now has moved to right what could be causing this?

Numbness: The numbness can really be many things. It can be related to circulation, vitamin deficiency or nutritional problems, nerve damage, or a pinched nerve. Would need to know additional history to provide a more precise answer for you. In all respects, you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have low back pain numbness in right leg and foot. Sometime leg feels very heavy. Pain feels like knife slicing across back and stinging.

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more