Tags: leg | feet | numb | pain

Why Are My Legs, Feet Numb?

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 11:35 AM

Question: I am having some strange pains in my legs and feet. My right thigh often becomes numb when I'm standing, but not so much when sitting or lying? I also get numbness and cramping in my feet. Could it be sciatica, or a circulation problem?
 
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
One-sided leg, thigh, and foot pain with numbness that comes on when you’re standing, but not sitting or lying down, must be evaluated without delay. It could be from sciatica (sciatic nerve irritation), circulation problems, spinal stenosis, or even a spinal tumor.
 
Similarly, other tumors of the pelvic and back area can produce these same complaints. So can degenerative disc disease or primary nerve disorder. You should see your primary care physician or a specialist for an evaluation of these complaints.
 
It’s always better to seek advice and management early, when your condition is manageable and likely curable with little effort. Delays in evaluation are unwise and could leave you with a potentially permanent lower limb disability that may not be as correctable later on.

© 2017 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Hibberd
Pain and numbness in the legs and feet could be from sciatica, circulation problems, spinal stenosis, or even a spinal tumor and should be evaluated without delay.
leg, feet, numb, pain
174
2014-35-19
Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 11:35 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved