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Whats causing numbness in my calf ?

Whats causing numbness in my calf ?

Many things: The numbness can be due to something as simple as sore muscles after exercise , blood clots or even neurologic causes. If it persists, see a md for assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What can cause numbness in the inner calf?

What can cause numbness in  the inner calf?

Several: -sitting or standing in the same position for a long time -shingles -lack of blood supply to an area like frostbite - pressure on peripheral nerves from tumors , scar tissues or enlarged blood vessels - injury to a nerve -medical conditions like diabetes, migraine, stroke , carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis -abnormal levels of calcium, potassium or sodium -nerve damage due to lead, alcohol. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the calf and foot numbness?

What might cause pain in the calf and foot numbness?

Go to the ER: Calf pain with related numbness below can be a serious sign. You should probably go to the er to make sure you don't have a DVT (blood clot.) another possible serious diagnosis is peripheral arterial disease (pad) in which the pain and numbness are the result of the circulation being cut off. Of course many causes can be benign, but you need to rule out the serious causes first. ...Read more

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Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Cause of rightt leg below calf numbness, tightness?

Below the knee: Go to a professional who can do a proper exam to exclude problems with you circulation. More likely it is due to a nerve damage problem. It could be anywhere from where the nerve starts in the spinal cord to the more distant (peripheral0 part of the nerve. ...Read more

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Calf cramps and numbness r leg. Arch cramps. Sometimes tender to touch. Slightly collapsed arch history of sciatica. Dr doesn't think clot. Causes?

Calf cramps and numbness r leg. Arch cramps. Sometimes tender to touch. Slightly collapsed arch history of sciatica. Dr doesn't think clot. Causes?

Ligament injury: The ligaments that support the arch or your feet are damaged. They can make the back pain worse. Prolotherapy can deal with the problems and force the body to heal and relieve the pains. Visit www.Getprolo.Com , www.Proloshot.Com, or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor tro help you get out of pain. ...Read more

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What are some cause on numbness and pain in the leg?

Pain and numbness : Numbness is a reflection that a nerve can be involved. This can be a peripheral nerve or nerves or a pinching in your leg from a disc in your back (or something else doing the pinching). In more uncommon cases poisons such as alcohol, lead, solvents, mercury, arsenic can do it. Rare genetic conditions can cause it. Most cases are due to low back problems or diabetes. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness of a leg more than 6 hours ?

What could cause numbness of a leg more than 6 hours ?

Several Causes: There are several causes of leg numbness but most are associated with the compression of the nerves that supply the leg. By compressing these nerves, either in the spine or at a local level, you will experience numbness. If your symptoms are sudden and last for several hours without improvement please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness in my leg when sitting. What is the cause of this?

I am experiencing numbness in my leg when sitting. What is the cause of this?

Pressure on Nerve: Numbness in leg only when sitting is most likely from pressure on a nerve. It could be from a wallet in the back pocket, or your spine out of alignment and even a spinal disc starting to bulge. Try doing some back stretches for a couple of days. If it doesn't go away on its own, I'd recommend a few visits to a chiropractor and then a family doctor if not improved. ...Read more

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What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

Most plausible cause: of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some other space occupying lesion. Check with an orthopod and be examined and investigated, so treatment could be started. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my lower leg?

Foot numbness: If its unilateral, it could be due to spine related problem. If bilateral, more systemic cause is likely, eg diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more

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What causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

What causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

Nerve: Leg numbness following a surgical procedure may be associated with positioning, and typically most situations totally resolve within 3 or 4 wks. If this continues, or you develop pain or weakness, contact your physician. ...Read more

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What are some cause on numbness in the right leg?

What are some cause on numbness in the right leg?

Possible nerve compr: Pain in one leg may be due to either pressure on a nerve or maybe secondary to spine problems. Rarely vascular insufficency can also produce theses symptoms, disc prolapse especially to one side can also do this. ...Read more

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Excruciating leg pain, causes numbness, what to do?

See a neurologist: Info is scant. A neurologist can diagnose and treat your pain after a detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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What causes your hole leg to feel numb but when you touch it it's not numb? I have feeling. but a sensation of numbness?

What causes your hole leg to feel numb but when you touch it it's not numb? I have feeling. but a sensation of numbness?

Nerve irritation: When one is having the numb sensation of a leg, this would suggest nerve irritation in the back possibly from a disc in the back irritating a nerve. Circulation issues could cause numbness but pain, color changes, and temperature changes would suggest blood flow issues. You might benefit from a good physical exam by a medical provider ...Read more