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21 Dec 2004

Numbness tingling
I have experience numbness tingling feeling in my lower right leg *below my knee. My leg gets tired and i walked with a limb. What can this be. Do I need to see a doctor???
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01 Jan 0001

Lizel, it is probably due to inflammation in or around the nerve that supplies the affected area, but it might be due to something more serious like something pressing on the nerve in your back, a neurological disorder or even a blood supply problem. You can try taking anti-inflammatories for a couple of days, but if it doesn’t clear up the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.
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