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My left leg, the same leg I had ACL reconstruction surgery

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My left leg, the same leg I had ACL reconstruction surgery on about six years ago, feels asleep or numb after I run any distance over 1 mile. It usually goes away after a few hours, but after my last run it has lasted for close to three days. My foot has also been numb the past couple months. Is this something that is normal or should it be looked at?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Is there any change of color or temperature of the leg?
Do you have any other past illness?
When did you last see doctor?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

There is no change in color or temperature. I have no past illness. I last saw a doctor about 6 months ago for a concussion from a rugby game.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

Numbness of the leg & foot is usually due to any problems with nerve impulse .

Sometimes it may come from abnormalities of blood supply.

But as the temperature & color are normal, circulation is likely to be normal.

The numbness can occur from nerve impingement.

This can occur from disc disease in the spine.

Other nerve conditions or neuropathy can cause it.

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

Doctor can take X ray or MRI scan, nerve conduction tests & others depending on clinical examination.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.