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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience in Podiatry
Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in in the foot s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Lost that feeling.: Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome may be worsened by marathon running or vigourous jumping. Involves entrapment of posterior tibial nerve at medial ankle. Gett ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Possibly: Conditions involving back, b-12 deficiency anemia, excessive alcohol use as well as other conditions can also be responsible for these symptoms. See y ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
NO : No known relationship between stomach/abdominal surgery and foot numbness. Position of your body on an operating table for a prolonged period of to ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a podiatrist: Very little to,go,on. Tight shoes vs neuropathy would be my guess. Visit a podiatrist for better diagnosis
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neuropathy.: Numbness in feet is often due to peripheral nerve damage and not problems with vessel disease as it is commonly believed. It is reasonable to have a l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Berger
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: There are a number of factors that would influence foot numbness and activity level including pathomechanics, impingement syndrome, peripheral edema, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Most definately: You need to try arch supports or orthotics if you have a flexible deformity. If they don't help = see a podiatrist for further recommendations and tre ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience in Pain Management
It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Multiple Causes: There could be multiple causes ranging from injury of the heal tissue or bone to diabetic nerve pain. You should be evaluated, a podiatrist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
It's possible...: The medial plantar nerve runs right under the plantar fascia in the arch, so it's possible, but i don't commonly hear of this complaint.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience in Neurology
?expected?: I expect the indication for the surgery was already having numbness. Seek the consultation of a neurologist to clarify the symptoms and cause.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes : A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience in Podiatry
Complex question: If the cause is poor venous circulation- elevation of legs frequently, compression hose, salt restriction and and leg toning exercise are all easy to ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience in Hand Surgery
No: Carpal tunnel affects the hands and wrist. Usually the symptoms of numbness, or tingling, and or pain occur at night but can occur with activities dur ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Evaluation: Any time you have these generalized symptoms you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. This could be from something easy to manage as dehydratio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. SANGITA PARAB
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Whitlow or diabetes: The reason could be infection of nails and surrounding skin or damage to the nerves of that toe due to various infections and metabolic problems. You ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Not really: You have to determine the cause before you can treat the problem.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: Both doctors will be able to help you. I am prone to recommend a podiatrist, since that is my profession.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
possible...: Tendonitis implies inflammation/irritation of the tendons - in this case, the extensor ones on the top of the foot. When they become inflamed, they s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
More info: More information would be needed to assist you in understanding the problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience in Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are pers ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ann Holland
27 years experience in Podiatry
Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unable to answer: More details are needed in order to answer your question. Swelling can be caused by many things.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe something else: Neuromas are impingements of the interdigital nerves, and usually cause pain and symptoms and pain in the balls of the feet and toes usually. If a la ... Read More
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