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Ive been walking hiking about 40 to 70 miles a week for past

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Ive been walking hiking about 40 to 70 miles a week for past 2 months! Feels great but I get this numbness above my left knee. If I apply heat or rub it goes away! it is intermitent! Ive dropped about 30 lbs so may be a nerve issue! any advice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
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I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
The symptoms can be due to pinched nerve.
It can occur in the back spine.
There may be degenerative disc disease.
The sensation can be referred down along with numbness or tingling.
Other possibilities can be neuropathy, diabetes, thyroid disorders, deficiency of vitamins, calcium, or other nerve diseases.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
He can take scan, NCV, EMG, metabolic panel.
Treatment would follow accordingly.
I hope this information helps.
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