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Tibia Numbness Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your tibia numbness symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

This symptom can also be referred to as: numb shin

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Tibia Numbness Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Tibia Numbness Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced tibia numbness. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a chronic condition characterized by uncomfortable sensations while lying down and a strong urge to move the legs. Leg movement relieves the unpleasant sensations temporarily, often resulting in poor quality sleep. RLS is com...

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Chemotherapy-induced nerve damage

Chemotherapy has many effects on the body. Some types of chemotherapy can cause irritation of the nerves in ones hands and feet, resulting in symptoms like pain, numbness or tingling.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: muscle aches, distal numbness, pain in both hands, pain in both feet, numbness

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by longstanding or poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (DM). Other risk factors for developing diabetic neuropathy include obesity, smoking, cardiovascular disease, and abnormal lipid levels.

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Chronic idiopathic peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy refers to the feeling of numbness, tingling, and pins-and-needles sensation in the feet. Idiopathic means the cause is not known, and chronic means the condition is ongoing without getting better or worse.

The condition is most often found in people over age 60. Idiopathic neuropathy has no known cause.

Symptoms include uncomfortable numbness and tingling in the feet; difficulty standing or walking due to pain and lack of normal sensitivity; and weakness and cramping in the muscles of the feet and ankles.

Peripheral neuropathy can greatly interfere with quality of life, so a medical provider should be seen in order to treat the symptoms and reduce the discomfort.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination; blood tests to rule out other conditions; and neurologic and muscle studies such as electromyography.

Treatment involves over-the-counter pain relievers; prescription pain relievers to manage more severe pain; physical therapy and safety measures to compensate for loss of sensation in the feet; and therapeutic footwear to help with balance and walking.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: distal numbness, muscle aches, joint stiffness, numbness on both sides of body, loss of muscle mass

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tibia Numbness

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Are you sleepy during the day?
  • Have you been experiencing an unpleasant urge to move your legs?
  • Are your symptoms worse during the late afternoon or night?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Tibia Numbness Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced tibia numbness have also experienced:

  • 8% Tingling Lower Leg
  • 7% Foot Numbness
  • 5% Shin Pain

People who have experienced tibia numbness were most often matched with:

  • 40% Chemotherapy-Induced Nerve Damage
  • 30% Restless Legs Syndrome (Rls)
  • 30% Diabetic Neuropathy

People who have experienced tibia numbness had symptoms persist for:

  • 42% Less than a day
  • 21% Over a month
  • 21% Less than a week

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.