Knee Numb After Accident?
Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. One month ago I had an accident. I fell and my motorbike hit me so that my left leg was swollen and bruised (but not injured). After 1 week the bruises and swelling have healed. However, until now, the lower right knee is numb and if you press it, it hurts a little (like a bruise). R nWhat causes it? thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The body's ability to feel certain sensations, such as touch, feeling hot, cold, burning, pain, itching, vibration, etc., is possible because there are nerves that receive impulses or stimulation throughout the body. So it is clear when someone experiences numbness, something is interfering with the performance of these nerves.
Among the causes of nerve disorders are:
Inflammation of the nerves
The nerves are compressed by certain structures around them
Lack of vitamin B12
Spinal cord injury
In your case, with your history of accidents, there is a high probability of damage to your nerves. To be more certain, regarding whether it is permanent or not, and what actions should be taken, we suggest that you first check your condition at a neurologist or orthopedist. Your doctor will likely ask you to do an X-ray or MRI of the injured area so that it can be seen that there is pressure on the nerve structure or something similar. The treatment you will receive will depend on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, you can use a warm compress on the numb area to improve blood circulation, consume more protein-rich foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, beef and chicken breast, consume more water, and immediately consult a doctor. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa