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Old 01-22-2009, 10:45 PM
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Default Extensive play, leg numbness?

Hi.
Every Wednesday, I have a Jazz ensemble practice at my school. The practices are 3 hours long. Yesterday, after two hours, I stood up and noticed that a patch of skin on my right leg was numb. It's about 6" along the length of my thigh, and 4" wide (partly on the side of my leg). I couldn't stab myself there and not feel it, but it has little feeling.
This has happened once before, at this practice, same time, same place, though it only lasted for that night.
I've pretty much ruled out a pinched nerve or blood flow issue - I did some stretches and slept naked (I thought it might have been tight socks, shoes, or something), but the patch remained.
Any advice? I already plan to see a doctor tonight today or tomorrow... but I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar problem, and if I should be very worried about it.
No tingling has accompanied the numbness.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

your throne is probably too high or too low.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

Is your leg rubbing against your snare as you play?
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:29 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

Playing too long on an older or uncomfortable chair can numb your leg a bit but not how you describe.
It could be that you are sitting too far back on the chair.
I would see a doctor because either of the above would not cause a patch.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

Yeah, it's an uncomfortable throne. The snare wasn't rubbing up against my leg, either.
I've gotten advice that it could either be a pinched nerve or the vibrations jostled something out of place. I plan to do regular yoga and back stretches, and if I don't improve soon, I'll be sure to see a doctor.
If I become a paraplegic I'll be sure to tell you guys.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

Dude, the inside of my theighs used to go numb for hours after i'd been playing, but as soon as i bought a softer more comfortable throne, it went away instantly, try and shop around for a new throne top, or you could just buy a very small soft pillow about the same size as your current one and use a staple gun to staple it to the chair :)
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

After a couple of hours fo playing I notice the foam on my chair bottoming out and loosing its suspension. I guess its time for a new chair. Anyone have any recommendations, I'm
6' and weigh 2 bills.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Extensive play, leg numbness?

roc n soc nitro hands down, besides that I have had this exact problem too, I was told it was a pinched nerve and i lasted for a couple weeks but it eventually went away. I think you just gotta wait it out.
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