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numbness and tingling in my legs, no nerve damage

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Hi, I've been having numbness and tingling in my legs and feet for about 3 months now. It started out with just numbness/tingling in my right foot. It then expanded into my leg and then my left foot. Currently I'm having numbness, no tingling, in my right leg, primarily from my ankle to my knee, and numbness and tingling in my left foot. I've been seeing an orthopedic. I've had an MRI and an EMG nerve study. I have no nerve damage. The MRI showed I had a little more wear in my cartilage than in normal at my age, 25, but the doctor said it wasn't anything too bad. I also went to physical therapy for 6 weeks with no change. I currently have an appointment set up for a Cortozone shot which the doctor didn't seem too confident it would help. So right now I'm kind of in "wait and see" mode and hoping it works itself out. The orthopedic said there wasn't really anything else he could do. So my question is should I see another orthopedic or a different specialist altogether. Thanks alot


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replied June 28th, 2014
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A48028
Thank you for asking!
Numbness and tingling are paresthesia seriously not for your age unless some nerve is getting compressed. if the labs have all cleared out then i am sure something is left out. compressive neuropathy need to be sorted out. take vitamin b12 and nutritional supplements as nutritional neuropathies are most likely in adults these days due to perversive diets. Seek a neurologist and let them sort it out for you. Some thing is wrong and needs to be sorted out. Nerves never lie. if there is paresthesia there is a cause. Needs to sort out.
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