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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve,vein or muscle: Are you certain that a vein is the culprit? With associated numbness the problem could be with a pinched nerve from a spinal disorder like a disc prob ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Caution: Whenever there is pain in the calf it is prudent to rule out a deep vein thrombosis or clot. The foot numbness may or may not be related. There are ne ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: DVT pains can linger and at times, a medication to be taken as needed can provide some relief that is compatible with your medications you are already ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher DePorter
29 years experience Podiatry
One or Both?: If you are having swelling and pain while standing and walking, then you probably have something strained like a tendon or ligament. Also, ther is a ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Martin
27 years experience General Practice
Sore foot: If it's one foot you probably have plantar fasciitis or a heal spur (or both) if both feet hurt when walking you need to have your circulation eval ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Unsteady: High heels are an unsteady platform to walk on & in a long walk may cause the muscles to overwork.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Sounds like: A neuritis from inadequate foot support. Limit walking barefoot for prolonged periods.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve impingement : Numbness is a neurological symptom. Numbness in the distribution of the foot you are describing can possibly be coming from a pinched nerve in the fo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Ischemia vs neuropat: Ischemia refers to lack of or inadequate blood flow. Peripheral vascular (or arterial) disease refers to poor circulation to legs such that they can h ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis: You could be suffering from a certain type of arthritis, possibly rheumatoid arthritis. Evaluation by your primary care physician or rheumatologist w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would : Entertain the possibility of a mechanical cause such as a flatfoot or hyper pronated foot. Arthritic possibilities must also be considered. Finally, p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Vascular issue: This is not completely clear. This sounds vascular, and I suspect more likely arterial or venous. Your description does not help clarify the distincti ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Foot hurts pronates: You need to see a Dr. as you may have a fracture or torn tenon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Compressed nerve: Possibly from back.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve root irritatio: Numbness is always a sign of nerve irritation. You need to be examined by a neurologist or rehabilitation medicine specialist for presence of nerve r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Work Quickly.: You my have very well fractured , or at least injured the area of the metatarsal bones and/ or toes. You need to RICE your foot immediately. Rest, Ice ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
2 separate problems: I can't think of 1 disease that would cause both problems. The swelling sounds more ominous - it can be due to kidney, heart or liver disease and need ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Neuropathy: Crawling and warm feelings are not always from a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves are more commonly associated with pain. Neuropathy, which can be injury ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Numbness toes/finger: You may have a Vasospastic disease, such as Raynaud's. You might also have a problem with your nerves. Best thing to do would be to get checked out ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Start of arthritis: The symptoms you complain of are often caused by arthritis of the ankle . A condition where the cartilage surface of the joint is compromised. You s ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srikanth Mahavadi
Specializes in Podiatry
Change foot gear: with your compensatory gait changes to avoid irritation of the injured skin on the Achilles you are straining your calf muscles. Wear comfortable wedg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sehr
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: That is not normal. There can be a variety of causes-both serious and not. There is no way we could diagnose you in this setting. You need to talk to ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. ... Read More
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