Numbness In The Thigh After A Long Journey?

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, I used to travel far by train. every time I reach the destination my thigh area always experiences numbness. I touch it doesn’t feel anything. felt like blood was collecting in that area. is it dangerous?

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thank you for asking at Numbness or numbness is a symptom that occurs in nervous disorders. This is because nerves are the parts of the body that are responsible for delivering sensations of touch, vibration, heat, cold, pain, itching, and position, so that we know the position or movement of our limbs even when we close our eyes.

Nerves can be impaired in carrying out their functions in the following possible conditions:

Depressed or crushed for a long time by objects or other body parts Viral infections that attack nerves Immune system disorders that attack nerves Injury that cuts nerves connections Stroke or blood vessel disorders in the brain

In your case, the numbness of the thigh that occurs specifically during long train journeys is most likely due to pressure from being in a sitting position for long periods of time. Our advice is that the next time you get on the train, try not to always sit still, and take a walk between the carriages, or stretch in the seats. Avoid putting bags or other heavy objects on your lap as this will put more pressure on the nerves. In addition, try to maintain an ideal body weight because if you have a fat posture, it will be easier for the nerves to be compressed.

If you still feel the complaint, then have your condition checked by a neurologist for further tests. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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