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Woke up with No left ankle reflex??

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?


  • In my opinion yes it is a worry. I think we all rely on our GP's to have the answer to everything. When you think how intricate the body is how can one person know everything? I wish the internet had been about, and I had not been so wrapped up in my childrens chronic illnesses that I had paid more attention to my back years ago. I too have no reflexes in lower limbs which Dr's and physios shrugged their shoulders at and still do. I believe I now have permanent nerve damage due to all the years my nerves were trapped. If I could do it all again I would be making much more noise and getting answers. Not sitting back knowing something wasn't right.
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