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Cause of numbness in one heel?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Nerve entrapment: The most common cause of numbness in the heel is due to a nerve entrapment. A condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome can cause the the heel and possible the foot to become numb. Orthotics and steroid injections are usually treatments used to alleviate the symptoms. If the symptoms persist surgery to release the tarsal tunnel is needed. Please seek medical attention for this condition.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013
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Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience in Podiatry
Great strides in neurolysis have been made by Lee Dellon MD...and the doctors he has trained over the years....surgical results have improved. Dr. Teichman is right...seek medical attention.
Mar 18, 2012

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