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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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
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
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
It could be.: Although the symptoms could represent a neuropathy (nerve issue), other potential problems must be ruled out. This merits a careful history, physical... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
Podiatry 31 years experience
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
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Potential causes: There may be different causes: foot could be peripheral nerve, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, but low back pain may be due to discogenic or lumbar st... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Full evaluation 1st: Let’s not worry about damage quite yet. However, you are correct in that right shoulder issues can be from and irritated nerve in the neck and foot an... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 36 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
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
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
Neurosurgery 25 years experience
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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