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my feet go numb when i sit or stand

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Could really be 3 reasons. 1. Nerve compression in you back causing pinching in the sitting position. 2. Could be decreased blood flow when your kn ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Metatarsal syndrome?: Using elliptical machines forces the flexion/extension of the ankles many time during your exercise...I suspect you may have a problem with metatarsal ... Read More
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Don't worry, but check it out with a doctor's help. You need to know if you have obvious nerve problems to your feet or blood sugar issues. You need t ... Read More
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
More information: No way to answer without more information. If you're older, have cholesterol problems and bad circulation it's probably lack of blood supply. If you a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See full answer: Diabetes can cause a peripheral neuropathy or numbness often this is associated with suboptimal dm control pernicious anemia can be associated with nu ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression: The most common reason for numbness during activity is nerve compression. It could be as simple as tight or mismatched shoes (which just means you nee ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
48 years experience Hand Surgery
Pinched nerves: The nerves exit the spinal column and go to your hands and feet. Imagine that a nerve is like a water hose. If you step on it, then less water comes o ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
36 years experience Podiatry
Nerve issue: Numbness in both feet, is a symptom of neuropathy. The causes of neuropathy can because by many different things including but not limited to, back is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Poss. Guillaine Barr: Guillaine barre disease is infectious or auto immune disease that affects nerves in body from periphery then progresses towards central body and if tr ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Multiple causes: When you exercise your muscles and your feet swell during a workout, they press against your sneakers and the nerves can become slightly compressed ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Needs exam: See your podiatrist for evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience 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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