Hi i am a 28 year old female who went to bed last tuesday as normal and woke up last wednesday with no feeling in left leg. The feelings got better but i still can not feel outer hip, decreased feeling in heel and toes and i have been told i have no ankle reflex at the moment in my left heel. My gp says to wait for 6 weeks to see what happens and so no diagnostic tests thus far and no referrals. I have seen an osteopath yesterday who says she doesnt think its a spinal problem but cant be 100% sure. She thinks i have trapped the sciatic nerve with my muscle in my bottom and so did some deep tissue massage but so far it feels weaker and more numb again.
I had a fall 3 days prior to the numbness starting. With this i did the splits and injured the left leg. 2 gps think this is irrelevant. 1 thinks it is the cause and the osteopath does too.
Do i worry about the lack of ankle reflex as the gps all seemed unconcerned? I know it indicates s1 damage but is this a long term worry?