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Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Nerve

Compression is more likely in your age group
If Vascular cause there will be more pain first

In brief: Nerve

Compression is more likely in your age group
If Vascular cause there will be more pain first
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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In brief: Peroneal

The peroneal nerve gets compressed at the lateral fibular area, and in part the small vessels, vasa nervorum get compressed, with some mild localized and reversible ischemia, but also transient axonal transport cut-off with less distal nutrient delivery.
But the nerves cause the numbness, not the blood vessels.

In brief: Peroneal

The peroneal nerve gets compressed at the lateral fibular area, and in part the small vessels, vasa nervorum get compressed, with some mild localized and reversible ischemia, but also transient axonal transport cut-off with less distal nutrient delivery.
But the nerves cause the numbness, not the blood vessels.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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