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Q. When I start walking, the portion below the knee is numb. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Lokesh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 15, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 20, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 44 years old. From the last one month, I have problems with my legs, especially my left leg, when I get out of my bed or chair and start walking, the portion below the knee becomes numb. Sometimes it happens in the right leg as well, but most of the time in my left leg. I want to know the reason behind it and how to solve this issue.

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It can happen due to nerve compression in the spine or below that. Also, it can be due to vitamin B12 and calcium deficiency. So you need to get investigated properly, with vitamin testing and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.


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