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Suggest treatment for numbness in the left knee

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Dr. Ajay Panwar


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hello Doctor,
From last 3-4 months, I have been feeling numbness on part just above left knee all of a sudden. I noticed that it's happening when I walk more in a day or stand for long time. I see that it's happening from almost an year but from last 4 months it turned out to be more frequent that I can notice. I have visited Doctor and came to know that there is a problem with reflexes in legs and was advised to get stimulus in nerves tested. As prescribed by Doctor, for now I started using Gabafin 300 to see if it helps. Can you please suggest if it's something serious or can be cured by medicines. Also please suggest next steps if some quick treatment need to be done.
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get the tests done.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr.Ajay Panwar, a neurologist, here to answer your query.

In presence of numbness in proximal lower limb region(above knee,as you said) in association with impaired reflexes may be due to nerve related problems or nerve radicle compression due to lumbar disc disease. So, Nerve conduction studies and/or MRI of Lumbosacral spine can help to establish the diagnosis. Besides, the investigations should be guided by the neurological examination. Meanwhile, you can continue Gabafin.

Hope that helps.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to answer them.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,
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