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2 Potential Upper Leg Numbness Causes

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.

  1. 1.Repetitive Strain Injury of the Quadriceps

    Repetitive strain injury of the upper leg is caused by consistent repetitive use.

    Resolves with rest

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    upper leg numbness, thigh weakness, thigh pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the quadriceps:
    thigh pain from overuse
    Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the quadriceps:
    upper leg injury, severe upper leg pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Repetitive Strain Injury of the Hamstring

    Repetitive strain injury of the upper leg is caused by consistent repetitive use.

    Resolves with rest

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    upper leg numbness, thigh weakness, hamstring pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the hamstring:
    hamstring pain from overuse
    Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the hamstring:
    upper leg injury, severe upper leg pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Upper Leg Numbness

  • Q.Where on your upper leg is the numbness?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Upper Leg Numbness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced upper leg numbness have also experienced:

    • 12% Lower Leg Numbness
    • 9% Foot Numbness
    • 5% Hip Numbness
  • People who have experienced upper leg numbness had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Day
    • 27% Over a Month
    • 20% 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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