The paralysed feeling in the legs’ nerves begins with the feeling of numbness in the legs. If you run your fingers down the leg, you should find the outer thigh muscle and the outer thigh tendon very stiff, very hard, and inflexible. When you press the outer thigh with the finger, there is usually no feeling. Sometimes when you press the outer side of the lower leg muscles, there is no feeling, i.e., you cannot feel the touch on that part of the leg.
Walking is not “smooth” as before. Sometimes, you use your fist to hit the outer thigh to get some feeling back. If you haven’t gotten to that point of wanting to hit the outer thigh with the fist, you will. I have gotten to that point many times over.
This numbness and feeling of becoming paralysed are caused by the tightness of the muscles from over exhaustion, tightness of the muscles due to poor circulation, poor circulation from sitting in one big bad sunken sofa, bad ergonomic chair and bad sunken driver’s side bucket seat in your dwarf automobile for long periods of time, the legs are too cold, etc.
Physiologically, the tense muscles and the tightened muscles actually squeeze at and physically compress the nerves. Although nerves are very small, they still have a physical dimension, and thus are subject to pressure, compression, being squeezed. When a nerve is being squeezed, the neurotransmitters do not transmit smoothly. Neurotransmitters are being physically compressed and they have to transmit while physically being distorted due to physical pressure on them. They decide to not transmit at all. And thus, one looses feeling in the nerves of the legs, i.e., a paralysed feeling of the nerves of the legs.