A 35-year-old member asked:
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why is it that my feet always go numb after walking continuously for short distances?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
? pinched nerve back: If the numbness is only while walking which goes away on rest, it indicates pinching in low back. Usually it is also associated with pain shooting down in legs.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
I agree with Dr. Gupta, and recommend evaluation if this is the case. As well, check your shoes for proper fitting. If shoes are too small, the compression during walking can result in foot numbness as well.
Mar 2, 2014

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