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A 31-year-old female asked:

my foot is numb on the right side between heel and big toe if i try to rub it it feels like an electric shock in my foot why?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Nerve irritation: There most certainly is a nerve branch that is being irritated. This is a classic finding when you get "electric shock" sensations. See a podiatrist for an exact diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Nerve entrapment: Sounds like a nerve is being traumatized by surrounding tissue. This may be the result of inadequate foot support or possibly from higher up, even the back. See podiatrist.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2020

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