New York, NY
A 62-year-old female asked:
twice in the past week my left foot from the ankle down turned ice cold to the touch & completely numb as i slept. what can it be?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 12 years experience
Depends: You could be putting pressure on a nerve in your foot from the way you sleep but it can also mean there is some nerve impingement as high as your lower back. I suggest you see a Podiatrist first for an evaluation and a possible NCV (nerve conduction velocity) test of the lower extremity might be useful in determining your diagnosis.
Podiatry 28 years experience
An entrapped or: pinched nerve…could be coming from as high up as the lower back...
Last updated Aug 30, 2015
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