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Please Help: Numb Legs!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Hello, guys. I've searched around for my problem, and I just can't seem to find a solid answer. Both of my thighs are numb, with my left thigh the worst. It feels like what your lips would go through after getting the numb shot from a dentist. I have been eating paleo for two months, and this has never happened until recently. So, I got it checked out at six docs. None of them have an answer. Is this just part of my detox phase? Has anyone ever had numb thighs? I am growing quite worried about this. I know that it is not MS or a pinched nerve. In fact, the neurologists did not even know what it was. If you guys could offer some help, I'd really appreciate it.

Just some extra info in case it helps: I am not going low carb. I do light activities, such as walking and playing outside with my younger siblings. I also experience very sore arms and back. I get hungry quickly.

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on July 24, 2013
at 12:28 PM

Just go at your own pace but do try to push yourself for each sprint.. Maybe just start out with a light 10 minute warm up jog and then try and get through 6 - 10 sprints of 100m or 10 seconds with 2 - 3 minutes of slow walking between each sprint to catch your breath. You'll find with this method your cardio capacity and leg strength will improve quite rapidly and then you can extend the sprint time to keep progressing. Try fit in two sessions a week but no more to start out. I hope this helps :)

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on July 24, 2013
at 05:39 AM

Thanks, Tim! You are right. Paleo itself would be like a sin for the usual doc. I will try interval sprints, but it's going to be a challenge. I hate sprinting. :( But if this is what it takes, then I will. Thanks.

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at 05:38 AM

Ah, thanks for the suggestions! Lotus, perhaps that is so. I do not think that I am lacking Vitamin E, as I track my intakes, but I will experiment with me eating a tad more. Kevin, oh, no! This may be the root! I AM ALWAYS in front of the comp! It's an addiction, all right! I will definitely have to stop laying on my abdomen all the time!

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I would also recommend trying a chiropractor. I had some bilateral numbness in my arms for months due to a subluxation of the c5 vertebrae. My years of slouching in front of the computer screen finally caught up with me. I was skeptical about chiropractic treatment but it did work. Exercises in the office and at home have eliminated the problem.

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Hey SUSTAINEDfitness, do us all a favor and stop coming here. You're not helpful in the slightest.

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on July 24, 2013
at 02:35 AM

If 6 doctors can't figure it out, I doubt paleohacks will help much either.

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on July 24, 2013
at 03:26 AM

numbness is not a detox symptom. You could potentially have some sort of vitamin deficiency though. I am not a doctor, but I did read in a nutrition book about how vit E deficiency can cause numbness. Can you tell me some of the foods you eat of a regular basis?

Seeing a naturopathic doctor or a chiropractor could help - they can help when medical doctors are clueless.

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on July 24, 2013
at 04:00 AM

I would also recommend trying a chiropractor. I had some bilateral numbness in my arms for months due to a subluxation of the c5 vertebrae. My years of slouching in front of the computer screen finally caught up with me. I was skeptical about chiropractic treatment but it did work. Exercises in the office and at home have eliminated the problem.

448856e75f0af457a37c3f6b912ab9e0

(278)

on July 24, 2013
at 05:38 AM

Ah, thanks for the suggestions! Lotus, perhaps that is so. I do not think that I am lacking Vitamin E, as I track my intakes, but I will experiment with me eating a tad more. Kevin, oh, no! This may be the root! I AM ALWAYS in front of the comp! It's an addiction, all right! I will definitely have to stop laying on my abdomen all the time!

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on July 24, 2013
at 03:22 AM

I had sore/numbish thighs for a while too.. Since I've started implementing more interval sprints and kettlebell training into my workouts they've eased up! Maybe you could give that a go? I'm getting a lot better results from HIIT vs long drawn out cardio (running) which I found just ended up ruining my legs. Despite general perception, docs don't have all the answers, if they did then none of us would be here!

Peace :)

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on July 24, 2013
at 05:39 AM

Thanks, Tim! You are right. Paleo itself would be like a sin for the usual doc. I will try interval sprints, but it's going to be a challenge. I hate sprinting. :( But if this is what it takes, then I will. Thanks.

55b5a02fd471809dfe871acad7aed558

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on July 24, 2013
at 12:28 PM

Just go at your own pace but do try to push yourself for each sprint.. Maybe just start out with a light 10 minute warm up jog and then try and get through 6 - 10 sprints of 100m or 10 seconds with 2 - 3 minutes of slow walking between each sprint to catch your breath. You'll find with this method your cardio capacity and leg strength will improve quite rapidly and then you can extend the sprint time to keep progressing. Try fit in two sessions a week but no more to start out. I hope this helps :)

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