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hi, i sat in a weird position for a long time will working

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i sat in a weird position for a long time will working at my computer and now my shin and foot have been numb for the past three days. do i need to go to the emergency room or see my primary care physician when hes available? thank you
Hi--has this ever happened to you before? Any weakness in your lower leg?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no, but i was born with minimal nerve damage in the left side of my body. the affected area is my left leg.

OK No need for the ER but do see your regular doctor. This could be just a peroneal nerve compression problem that will resolve soon but it could indicate a disk problem in your lower back so I would get an MRI of the lumbar spine if it doesn't resolve soon.
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