I started getting branch-like shooting pains in my right thigh last summer, then went through a period of numbness to the touch in the same place, with much less often occuring pains. My doctor checked my leg and ankle pulses and they were excellent. Now my symptoms are occasional not severe shooting pain also some numbness and pain when touched. I know this is not normal and that SOMETHING is happening, but have no answers as yet. The numbness starts in mid-thigh and extends about 8 inches upwards. Help!