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- Fri Apr 11, 2003 3:33 am
I've noticed a numb patch of skin on the outside of my lower leg, perhaps 6-8 inches long and 1-2 inches wide. The patch of skin is not completely numb, but surface sensations are nearly indetectable. I just noticed that there is a small patch of numbness on my "big toe." I recently saw a physician's assistant at my university's student medical center who said it would probably be wise to "wait and see." I know this is not "normal" but am wondering what may be the probable cause, if any is decipherable, and if these things happen benignly for no known reason. Thank you.
- Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:31 pm
I too have experienced numb patches of skin over the past couple of years. It has occurred on my wrist, elbow, knees, and toe. It starts with a painful burning sensation when the area is stretched. After a few days the burning sensation is replaced with a mild numbness. By mild I mean that the area can feel a little sensation but not much. The numbness then persists for months and eventually the sensation returns to the area.
One interesting item of note . . . right now I have one of these numb patches on my left elbow. When I bend the elbow and caress the skin on the front of the elbow, I can feel the caress on the back of the elbow even though there is not contact in that location.
Any ideas what this might be?