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    Old 09-22-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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    Numbness and Burning Pain

    I am 53 years old and have numbness and burning pain in about a four inch area just above my kneecap slightly toward the outer portion of the knee.

    It feels as if a tendon is rubbing over the area.

    Does this sound like spinal stenosis or a pinched nerve in my back?

    I do not have any back pain.

    The pain is worse when I exercise - it feels as if a rubber band is rubbing in the area.

    I thought this might be IT band syndrome but I read that does not have any numbness and is on the outside of the leg.

    Thanks for your help.

     
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    Old 09-23-2019, 06:50 AM   #2
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    Re: Numbness and Burning Pain

    Nerves can become pinched or compressed as a result of certain repeditive forms of exercise, and extra body weight is often a contributing factor.

    You might try avoiding the same type of repeditive exercise until your leg feels better. The human body is great at healing itself when given a chance.

     
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    Old 09-23-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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    Re: Numbness and Burning Pain

    The only way you will know is have appropriate investigation such as nerve conduction testing, physical manipulation/range of motion testing, x-ray or CT, etc.

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    Old 09-23-2019, 05:10 PM   #4
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    Re: Numbness and Burning Pain

    Go see an orthopedic or neurologist..they can both preform nerve conduction tests to see what is going on.

    Meanwhile, baby it..dont try to do anything which aggravates that area.
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