Hit knee and cap has been numb. What can I do about it?
In a recent softball game I slid in the outfield to retrieve a ball. The ground was pretty hard and I hit my left knee flat on the ground. Since then, the skin just below the knee cap has been numb. I can scratch the skin s surface and it feels numb. Did I damage the nerve endings in that area? I also got tripped during a basketball game last year and fell on my right knee. It became numb for a long time but over time the feeling has come back. I am a 44 year old man who still likes to participate is sports and am just wondering why my knee becomes numb.