Posted by: Jenn | 2010/01/24

No Feeling in Leg

I am a 28 yo female. I remember when I was about 16 I squatted down to pick up a heavy box and felt a ripping sensation in my left leg. (Left side of left leg about mid-thigh) This happened a few times in my teenage years. Sometimes there would be a prickling sensation and the ripping sensation would often follow. After the " ripping"  sensation I would feel heat in my leg and it would feel warm to the touch. This happened quite a few times since then. A couple of years ago I felt a very sharp rip on one occasion and that seemed to be the last time it happened. Now however that section of my leg has no feeling. I realized that when I rested a cold can of soda on my leg...I could only feel half of the can...when moving the can I realized I couldn' t feel it at all on that part of my leg. Sometimes I feel discomfort and heat there but no pain. What caused this?

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It is possible that there is severe trauma in your quadriceps that is causing nerve impinchment. This will explain the numbness and lack of sensation. I therefore, suggest that you consult a neurologist to have tests done, to establish the real reason.


Dr Anrich Burger

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