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weak and numb thighs

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  • Posted By: josa1121
  • March 17, 2007
  • 03:35 AM

hi im 21 years old im epxeriencing weakness and numbness in my thighs. I can't sit up from a chair without the support of my upper body...same with going up the stairs. I can no longer walk normally because if I slightly bend my knees, it feels like my knees are going to give up on me since my thighs are so weak. This has been going on for 3 weeks.

I went snowboarding twice in January and was extrememly sore. I also consistently went to dance practices not giving my sore legs a rest. I went to the doctors and said to rest for 2 weeks, so I did and now the soreness is gone however my thighs are extremely weak and it is also numb. I hope I didnt do any permanent damage. I want my normal life back...Im home all the time since I have difficulty walking =(

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  • First of all how much do you weigh? Do you excersise at all? Not dancing or anything like that, but do you do any kind of stretches on your legs and/or body? I had my leg go numb once, but I had irritated my Sciatic nerve. If you know what that is, you'll also know it's extremely painful. I got it from bending and lifting wrong. Now if I feel like I might get it, there's excersises I can do to keep it from getting irritated. I know it may not be the answer you're looking for, but excersising and stretching goes a long way into healing yourself.
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  • im male 5'10 and weight around 165lbs. I used to work alot my freshmen and soph yr. of college. Now that Im a junior, Im hardly have time to go to the gym. Yes, im numb but its isnt painful. It's just an irritant feeling. Also, im more concern about the weakness of my thighs than anything. One doctor said i might have strained my hamstrings. While another doctor thinks it might be in the spine, so Im having an MRI this week. here's my symptoms:-soreness in my legs for a month-doctor told me to rest for 2 weeks so I did, now soreness is gone but thighs became EXTREMELY weak.-numbness and tenderness on my thighs
    josa1121 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • it is a good idea to get the MRI as you may have a bulging disc or herniation causing your numbness...if that is the case please try to go to an acupuncturist or chiropractor to help you. Some physical therapy may also be helpful. Most docs don't offer very good choices for this, and surgery should always be the last possible option. Pain management drugs and muscle relaxants don't help your body to heal and just mask the pain. Since it has only been 3 weeks I really suggest trying acupuncture as you will most likely feel results very quickly. If you let this go longer it becomes a bit harder to treat. To find a practitioner near you please visit www.acufinder.com it is a great resource on this form of medicine. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • should I go to an acupuncturist after my MRI or should I go see one soon? And yes, the doctor gave me muscle relaxant and ibuprofein but Im not seeing any improvement. It just makes me drowzy
    josa1121 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would explain to the practitioner that you are getting the MRI done, and then just explain all your symptoms and your history of injury. They should be able to help even without the MRI results.DOM
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