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i am having numbness in my left foot i have arthritis the thing is the pain is going to the back of my calve as well what do you recommend

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Yes. Nerves emerging from the low part of the spinal cord go to the leg. If one of those nerves is impaired (either as it leaves the spine or furthe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Nerves=numbness: First consider if there is any swelling present. When someone presents with calf pain, it is important to be aware of the risks of blood clots in thi ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Should see dr: This is obviously not normal a and the etiology must be figured out. A pinched nerve in your back may be the cause.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
See Doc: Symptoms that have gone on for this long should be investigated. Advanced imaging like MRI or ct may be indicated if pt and bt didn't help, more aggre ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is alw ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
35 years experience Podiatry
Numbness: It appears you have a nerve root entrapment most likely at L4,5 and possibly S1,2 on your left side. Try applying ice to your low back. Supportive sho ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
May be compression: The symptom may be related to compression of nerve. This could be from the shoes or stockings/socks. Go to your doctor if these symptoms are chronic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Need more: Are you diabetic? Are your sugars controlled?
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Foot numbness: In this case, you should discuss this issue directly with your surgeon. Foot drop and progressive numbness status post failed back surgery are grave p ... Read More

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