Knee problems numbness

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Is the numbness just in your knee? Do you experience a numb feeling or sensation down the side of the outer thigh as well? Like bigsissie says, it sounds that there is pinched nerve somewhere. Sometimes it is not in the actual joint itself, but can be referred from elswhere. The other problem than can cause the numbness is from inflammation of the joint due to arthritic conditions.
leg weakness (causes my walking to be more of a waddle) - numbness - calluses - knee problems (due to the weakness which would cause more pressure to the knees.) That's my theory but from the neuro's mind I don't have no problem even though he was the one that noticed the weakness.:( Sorry for the vent. Just had to get it out!!
for about 2wks now my right knee has been giving me problems in 33 years old and im on high blood pressure meds and the reason unknown why i have it and my ?
I have a numbness and tingly feeling in my leg from the knee down to my ankle. It keeps coming off and on, and sometimes it evne switches legs... what is goign on or what should i do?
I began having numbness in my left knee a couple of months ago and now part of the top of my foot is also numb. I also have tingling now and again in my legs. Does anyone else have these problems?
Leg weakness comes and goes with me. I've had problems with my right leg since 2007. It's gotten a little better, but my knee still folds on me, and it doesn't have the same amount of sensation that the left one does. If I overdo it, like I did this weekend, it starts acting up again. Numb, weak, spastic, etc... I would say that it's muscular weakness, rather than a spasm or spasticity. A spasm is when the muscle cramps up and won't let go.
I am having difficulty interpreting what you are asking. There are many reasons to have numbness in the leg. One cause is from a radiculopathy. The spinal cord is encased by bones called vertebra. Nerves start to form as they come off the spinal cord and exit through holes formed between the vertebra. If a nerve is compressed on as it exits through these holes, particularly in an area called the nerve root, a radiculopathy results.
She cannot lie on her right side or the numbness extends to her arm. As she moves around the numbness changes to tingling. She also chronically tired. She did see a physician who ran a few basic neurological tests like the needle *****. She told him she could not feel most of the pricks. He told her she had an injured nerve and she needed to learn to either live with it or if she had surgery that within 10-12 years the built-up scar tissue would create the same problem but permanently.
i still feel pain on my side of the knee,and when i stand long period of hours and it hurt ,have to ice knee and sometime i feel numbness on my rigth foot.and i walk with a limp.i just want to get better so i could back to work.i am a bus driver,and that the leg i used. thank you! alex estefan!
I have decreased sensitivity/numbness on my left outer knee cap. The area of sensitivity travels a few inches above my knee and onto my leg. The area sometimes tingles after walking on the treadmill. I do not have any pain. I would say the feeling is similar to numbness but the area is not completely numb. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and was wondering if there was some nerve damage from surgery. I am 48 years old. Any thoughts on the cause would be appreciated.
It could be a muscle injury to the gastrocnemius (calf) muscles, the hamstrings, or the capsule in the back of the knee. The numbness bothers me, there could be an injury to you peroneal nerve, or worse a blood clot.
I had right knee replacement surgery 5 days ago. And after surgery, I have numbness in my right foot. I cannot flex my foot backward at all. My surgeon said it may take weeks or even months for the feeling return. The numbness caught me totally by surprize. I am so worried the feeling won't return. I walk with a walker, but have tripped several times due to my toes turning under when I put weight on my foot and take a step with my right foot.
My knee is back in. I can move it with no problems it just hurts with too much activity!
In the summer while working on the farm I started to get on and off pain in my lower back whenever i took a step. Im telling you that this was on and off. Sometimes i stepped and it wasnt there. Sometimes i stepped and it was there. I have gone to the chiropractor before because I had a ski accident 2 years ago.And the doctor said i was out of align so he aligned me. I have not had any problems with anything until this summer. The same doctor did many adjustments and I have not had problems.
SO I AM HAVING PRETTY EXTREME PAIN ONLY WHEN KNEEING ON LEFT KNEE--USUALLY DOMINATE KNEE THAT I ALWAYS KNEE ON WITH ALL MY WIEGHT ON FIRST. DOESNT HURT TO WALK ON OR BEND OR ANY OTHER MOTION. RECENTLY I CAN FEEL SENSATIONS FROM A LITTLE BELOW MY KNEE LIKE "PINS AND NEEDLES" BUT VERY SLIGHT. I CAN LIGHTLY TOUCH BELOW CENTER OF KNEE AND FEEL SAME PAIN WITH VERY LITTLE PRESSURE LIKE A SLIGHT RUB.
Hello Dear, Recovery from knee arthroscopy is much faster than recovery from traditional open knee surgery. Potential postoperative problems with knee arthroscopy include infection, blood clots, and an accumulation of blood in the knee. These occur infrequently and are minor and treatable. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?
I have applied an ibuprofen gel to the knee at the moment, If anything the knee with the problems is colder than the better knee (may be the ibuprofen gel) When i put pressure with my fingers onto the knee cap there is a slight numb feeling, no swelling, no fluid, no bruising, no redness....
It ran from hip to knee on outside of thigh. The feeling did not go down past knee or into buttock. Now 13 years later, this has gradually come back full force. It had let up a while after the birth of first baby---I did have it during second baby but, once again it went away after birth. I have arthritis in my shoulders so could the arthritis cause this old nerve damage to flare up again?
I've had 4 back surgeries. The first laminectomy +fusion (bone from bone bank was used) - 5 mths later that bone broke so another laminectomy +fusion with hardware - about 5 mths later I could feel the screws against my skin, xrays were taken, and doctor felt hardware could be taken out and it was. I still had back and leg pain and was able to get around with the use of a cane.
I still have the stabbing, burning, tingling pain in my thigh, knee and inner thigh, worse in my top of my knee. I am scheduled for steriod shots in my back next week. Hope this helps. I need relief. Do the shots hurt and what is the chance of infection??
He evaluated her by having her do things like walk on her toes, walk on her heels, touch her nose with her eyes closed, etc. He also tested her reflexes with various instruments (bump the knee to see the knee-jerk reaction) and tapped elbows to check for nerve sensitivity. He wasn't too concerned with her symptoms. He asked her about stress levels and hinted that this could be related to anxiety.
Did you ever injure this knee or cut it (even as a child)? Have you been kneeling on it or did you twist it recently? When did this start? Was is sudden or gradual? What are you doing for it? Does anything make it better? Do you have any other medical problems? Have you seen a doctor for it?
I know that walking is helping my back, but seems to be inflaming this nerve thing in my leg/and numbness?? is this the same for you. The physio therapist is a bit confused why I still have numbness.......etc. I think it is nerve related, I want to see a nerologist, by my doc says to wait it out more........!! It has been three months, and I worry that I am doing damage because my leg and foot has been numb for so long.
Dear Steve: One can never say never in medicine. But I would say that your symptoms do not have the MS flavor. If you are experiencing fasciculations over 3 years ago, you should have detectable muscle weakness by this point. The CT scan is not a sensitive test to detect demyelinating lesions, but if you had moderate to severe you should have seen changes (you would have if the fasciculations were due to MS). Although we have seen MS begin with parasthesias, it is more uncommon.
Right after the fall I went to the orthopedic physician who x-rayed them and told me to put hot and cold compresses on it. Later I had to have a second x-ray because I was having problems with the right knee, and he said the bone was bruised but that it should heal itself. I continue to have some swelling in the knee along with a numbness around the area and it is quite sore to the touch. Is this normal after almost a year?
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