Symptom: Leg numbness

Leg numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
Introduction: Numbness usually arises from damage or disease of nerves. Numbness is often associated with or preceded by abnormal pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations called paresthesias; see leg paresthesias. Any numbness or abnormal sensations need prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Leg numbness:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Leg numbness (7 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Leg numbness (22 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Leg numbness: Foot numbness (9), Toe numbness (4)
    Symptoms related to Leg numbness: leg paresthesia, tingling leg
    Leg numbness type of: Leg symptoms (97), Numbness (69)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Leg numbness: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Leg numbness as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Leg numbness: The following list of conditions have 'Leg numbness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Brain cancer ... Numbness of arms or legs
  • Broken foot ... numb foot
  • Broken leg ... numb leg
  • Broken toe ... numb toe
  • Buerger's disease ... leg numbness, foot numbness


  • Celiac Disease ... numbness (legs from nerve damage)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy ... numbness in toes and fingers


  • Diabetes ... foot numbness
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ... numbness in legs, numbness in toes, numbness in feet


  • Hyperventilation ... numb feet


  • Marfan syndrome ... leg numbness
  • Multiple Myeloma ... leg numbness


  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy ... feet numbness


  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... leg numbness
  • Peripheral vascular disease ... leg numbness
  • Polyneuritis ... limb numbness, foot numbness


  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... toe numbness


  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... limb numbness
  • Spinal stenosis ... leg numbness
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord ... numb feet


  • Transverse myelitis ... leg numbness
  • Type 2 diabetes ... foot numbness

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