Jaime Ruth
By Jaime Ruth Latest Reply 2014-03-11 06:41:51 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 07:27:25 -0500

Woke up this morning with the feeling of the circulation being cut off from the knee down in left leg. I did sprain knee in Christmas eve. But haven't had the feeling of circulation being cut off till now. It hurts really bad. Could it be a diabetes complication

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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-11 06:41:51 -0500 Report

I have a similar problem, with previous damage to my knee. I also had a disc in my lower back crumble several years ago. At that time I wasn't diabetic. I woke up one morning with no feeling in my whole left leg. After exrays in the ER I had to have a couple of shots in my lower back. I haven't had any more problems due to that for a long time. But to make a long story short now every time I try to talk to the doctor about the numbness in my knee, leg and toes he just wants to increase my pain med. and says it's probably due to sciaticia and dismisses it. Geeze I wish I had a specialist within driving distance. I still don't know if this new problem is from the disc damage, the knee injury, diabetes, or nerve damage. It's so frustrating. I hope you can find out what is causing yours.

jayabee52 2014-03-10 14:17:43 -0500 Report

I agree with MJ (and the others too) this isn't something to mess with, especially if it is more than just a feeling. Get to ER ASAP!

mjhorgan 2014-03-10 09:36:46 -0500 Report

Get to an emergency room or Dr office right away. You want to make the the knee sprain is not causing Compartment syndrome, something that require immediate intervention. Could also be a blood clot. These are the worst case situations but only a Dr or emergency room can be sure.

tabby9146 2014-03-10 07:46:31 -0500 Report

speaking of circulation, not in this more urgent case, but for those who can't exercise much, but can do some leg stretches, good idea to do quite a few of them throughout the day, they increase circulation. if possible, one I like to do for thse that can, is lie down on the floor, put legs straight up in the air, flex feet, and move feet around one at a time in a circular motion. but in this case of course, I hope you see your doctor, let us know what he/she says. hope it will be okay

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