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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Diabetic neuropathy, tight fitting shoes, nerve entrapment, neuroma. Best bet is see podiatrist.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Foot numbness: There are a variety of causes to neuropathy/foot numbness. A very common cause is diabetic neuropathy in the toes and feet which many patients will be ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Gotman
36 years experience Podiatry
Foot numbness: Many times it is a pinched nerve in the low back. You do not need to have associated back pain. Look up lumbar radiculopathy. Diabetic with feel numb ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Not really: You have to determine the cause before you can treat the problem.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Numbness: As stated determine the cause so you can get rid of the numbness.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Nothing: You need to be seen and evaluated to find out why you have the numbness.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Numbness: The real question is why you have the numbness. See your podiatrist for help who will work with your neurologist
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones. Compression results in inflammation or swelling. W ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Several things: Things which might help could be wearing larger (wider) shoes, spacers between toes, steroid injections and, at last option, surgery.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes...: Neuropathy can be due to nerve damage due to trauma, certain vitamin deficiencies, alcohol consumption, side effects of certain medications, or due to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Try wider shoes that don't pinch your toes, try a pad under your ball of the foot. Use ice to the ball of the foot for 20-30 minutes daily, try aleve ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 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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