Monday, November 04, 2013
Oh Boy I had a numb leg last week I called the orthopedic Dr and asked for an evaluation. The knee was making noises and inside felt like there was something loose behind my Kneecap.
I went there today and it was Xrayed extensively and the joints looked great, I am an X-ray tech from the old school. We were diagnostic Radiographers so I wanted a picture.
The obvious scenario now is I have neuropathy from my back injury.
It might easily be from my being diabetic so I need to determine which it is.
Since it was numb and not painful, I just kept on doing my walking and yard work. Now it is numb from having a cortisone shot because I never felt the prick but boy as usual deep pain was obvious as the steroid went in. Very fast it was pain free.
Now the leg feels very cold and there are some stabbing pains in my leg.The knee is still NUMB to the touch.
I will have to consult with the acupuncturist. He tried last year but at that time I was not exactly certain where the stabbing pain comes from.
I will have to learn about it. I was given some exercises to do and They are exactly what I do with my resistance bands right now.
I have my electric blanket waiting for me so I am off to bed.
I am hoping for 8 hours sleep.
Pat in Maine.