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Leg feeling very strange indeed

(4 Posts)
WeepsInPaleDew Sun 16-Oct-11 14:56:40

This has been ongoing for about a month, just a generalised numb feeling. It does not affect the function at all, I can touch it and I can feel the touch but it's like the numbness wearing off after a dental appointment.

The area affected is from my ankle to my knee, for the past few weeks when I crouched it felt like I had torn my stockings, not a pain as such, more a feeling of something giving. Immediately after this it felt a bit pins and needley, then numb again.

However, when I crouch now the pain is less of a give and more of a burning pain. It only lasts a second or two before it just goes numb again. I can still work, walk the dogs etc, has anybody any ideas what this could be?


Milliways Sun 16-Oct-11 17:50:30

Sounds like a trapped nerve. I get this in my thigh and its called Meralgia Paraesthetica, your nerve probably gets trapped elsewhere so you feel it lower down. Nerves give numb, burning, sharp & pins & needle sensations.

Get your GP to take a look anyway.

Imnotaslimjim Sun 16-Oct-11 17:54:44

Its usually caused by something further up. I get it from hip to knee because of a torn nerve in my back!

Pop to the GP to have it confirmed, but there isn't really much they can do about it

WeepsInPaleDew Sun 16-Oct-11 21:17:14

Thank you Milliways and Imnotaslimjim, will get it checked out!


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