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Can a spider bite make your leg and foot go numb

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Dr. Eric Lullove answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes: The toxins that are injected from a spider bite can easily cause a local numbess if the venom in the bite was near a major nerve root. Also, if there is something else in your history that can cause leg and foot numbness (i.e. Herniated disc in back) then that could be a coincidence. Spider bites usually just cause local swelling and redness in the soft tissues.

Answered 6/7/2016

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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes: Toxin from a bite could cause swelling that could cause numbness.

Answered 1/5/2016

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Dr. Johnnie Alston answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Typically no: Most spiders in the us do not have the toxicity to make your leg go numb. You would see a tremendous amount of tissue destruction before numbness to that extent.

Answered 10/13/2017

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