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numbness/loss of feeling

Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
edited 26. Oct 2014, 13:08 in Living with Arthritis archive
Morning all.
Do any other OA people get a numbness or loss of feeling around their joints? This has been going on a while and includes my hip and knee. No pain associated with this loss of feeling other than the usual OA stuff. My doctor asked if I had it but we didn't have time to say more.

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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,942 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello airwaves the only numbness I get from my OA is in my foot , this is coming from a couple of disc in my back, have you got OA in your spine or pain, it might be worth getting checked out.
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,998 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think you should go back to the GOP, Airwave. It might be something or nothing but should be investigated.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have to agree, go to GP and explain as he might want to send you for an MRI
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My GP is not pro activ in this respect, he says any further investigation of my aches and pains won't change the way he treats me (painkillers-yuk!!!). Yes I do get a lot of pain in my back, as I do all over.

    Hail the two minute GP visit!!! March em in and march em out........ no decision needed!!
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,942 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    this is my GP, but one day I had enough, so I just walked in there and made sure he listened..you have to get across how worried you are about the numbness, and make sure they listen , don't forget they get paid very well for looking after your health..
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,998 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    But this isn't an ache or pain. Airwave. Numbness can mean that the nerve endings are being compromised. I think you really should see your GP. If the GP is not pro-active then you must be. It's your body.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • GraceBGraceB Posts: 1,598
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, I have some numbness in my right knee but this is because I have had a partial replacement. I knew when I agreed to the op that this could happen. Just a shame that my numbness is only on the skin and not affecting the natural part of the joint that's left. Never mind.

    I agree with the others - GP needs to be seen.

    Good luck.
    GraceB
    Turn a negative into a positive!
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