A 38-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about diabetes numbness in toes on left foot , how can i ease pain?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
If 1 foot only: Doubt related to diabetes; must make sure you don't have other cause- gout, infection, arthritis, sciatica etc.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment.
Answered on Mar 18, 2014

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