Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause

Numb Legs (both legs) Overview

Another name for Numb Legs (both legs) is Leg Numbness (bilateral).

What is leg numbness (bilateral)?
A person with leg numbness (bilateral) has a loss of sensation, or feeling, on the skin of the legs. The most common cause of bilateral leg numbness in the elderly is peripheral neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of leg numbness (bilateral)?
Symptoms that occur with leg numbness (bilateral) may include tingling, burning leg pain, and leg weakness.

How does the doctor treat leg numbness (bilateral)?
Treatment for leg numbness (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause.

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