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Why do I have numbness in my knee?

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Published At January 15, 2018
Reviewed AtApril 18, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 44-year-old. For the last month, I have had 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.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan
Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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