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Numbness in legs and feet, afraid of falling

Condition has gotten significantly worse, when I sit on toilet, I am afraid I will fall due to numbness in legs and feet , especially left leg and foot . I have to hold on to something for support to walk or crawl when I first get up. If not, I have to physically pick my leg up and move it while supporting myself on whatever is near. This last about 3-5 minutes, but making me afraid of falling. Don t want to have to Crawl.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Nov 2013

Numbness in the legs and feet could be because of a peripheral nerve problem (nerves of feet). Short-duration numbness after sitting is common and is not worrisome. However, if numbness persists for longer duration or if it occurs without any pressure on the affected area, a nerve disease should be excluded. You should see a neurologist, who might perform a nerve conduction studies (NCV) test. In addition,he may also check blood tests for diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and thyroid.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad
Answered: Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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