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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for numbness in leg

hi...for a few days i have numbness just above the toe to halfway to the knee and the upper part of my toe itself.this has happened on my right leg only. im a student and i sit alot with one leg on another,by kinda freaked out now since my lower right leg has no sensation and i want to know any cure+preventive measures.thanks.
Mon, 8 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to:
1. Compression of nerve fibers at the knee region due to maintaining inappropriate sitting posture.
2. Inadequate hydration status & electrolyte imbalance of the body
3. Dietary deficiencies of certain nutrients like Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, etc. which help in blood formation & nerve conduction.
4. Peripheral neuropathy caused due to any fluctuation in blood pressure or blood sugar level.

Symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of nervigenic agents (like Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid) as well as multivitamin & multimineral supplements including iron, calcium & Vitamin D needs to be added in your diet.
Physiotherapy & postural exercise will also be helpful.

If symptoms still persist, kindly consult a Neurologist & get a complete Neurological examination done.
Certain investigations like complete blood count, serum electrolyte estimation, fresh estimation of blood pressure & blood sugar levels & nerve conduction studies will be helpful to rule out any pathological cause for the symptoms.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
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