Loss of sensation in foot and crazy skinny legs. What is the cause?
Every year, since he turned 45, Thomas Clark Semmes, visited his physician for a checkup. The physician would prick the soles of Semmes’s feet with a pin but Semmes, now 56, never felt anything. In the last year of his life, his son noticed his “crazy skinny” legs and by how much his father’s hands shook. Semmes had begun to notice that his own feet were increasingly tingly or numb. In August 2013 while doing yoga, felt something in his knee pop. A day later he could barely walk. Can you find out the cause?
Clue 1: He had hammertoes.
Clue 2: He had torn the meniscus.
Clue 3: Doctors diagnosed arthritis.