When I stand for a few minutes, say about ten to fifteen, I will begin to feel pain in my right knees and thereafter numbness in the leg from the knee downwards, as if there is no life there again. It will be cold as if not part of my body again, until I sit down for a while and keep rubbing it till I start to feel life again especially in the right knee. I feel the pain even sometimes when I sit driving. Please help me out here! What is happening to me?
Sometimes pain and numbness like this can actually be referred pain coming from a problem in your back like spinal stenosis. Some people with back problems have NO back pain only referred pain in the legs. My dad started out having pain in his heel. He was unable to believe it was actually a problem with a pinched nerve in his back. The nerve caused pain in his heel only. Later on as things got worse, he started getting back pain too. Nerve pain can be funny. Some people describe it as burning and some desribe it as a cold feeling. It is possible to be circulation too. Have they done any doppler studies for your circulation? Dont rub your legs. Especially around the calf area. It can cause small clots to move which can cause a stroke or TIA-never a good idea to rub your calves. Talk to your Dr about checking your back for pinched nerves or spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the bones that squeezes the spinal cord causing leg pain and numbness especially when standing or driving)
I was wondering if your pain starts in the middle part of your knee cap? My son used to play soccer, and his pain was the same as you've described, he was diagnosed with "Osgood Schlatters Disease" , it affected him from his knee down, there is a tendon that pulls away a small chip from the front of the knee cap causing horrible pain, numbness,and loss of feeling from the knee down. It's just a thought, and I was wondering if any doctor has checked you for this condition. His finally went away after being on some meds for awhile, and he had to quit soccer, now this was some time ago when he was in the 8th grade, and he is 36 now, he just recently started having knee problems again with same symptoms, he may have to have surgery on his knee, but they are using physical therapy first, and other methods to avoid the surgery. I wish you well and pray you find a diagnosis. Good luck to you. God bless, midwestma
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