• Gina&Ryan Gina&Ryan
    December 03, 2010
    What does it mean when you have severe pain in your left knee and goes down to your foot and becomes numb?
    Gina&Ryan Gina&Ryan
    December 03, 2010

    What does it mean when you have severe pain in your left knee and goes down to your foot and becomes numb?

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 08, 2010
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 03, 2010

    Numbness usually means that a nerve is unhappy. Which nerve and where might be a good question for a neurologist who can examine the limb and associated nerves.

     

    If the leg/knee is very swollen and the distal limb is going numb, that can represent a limb threatening emergency. Immediate attention may be required because the swelling can literally be cutting off the blood/nerve supply to the rest of the limb, a condition called compartment syndrome.

     

    Seeing a doctor sooner rather than later might be the best course of action at this point.

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

     

     


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