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A 31-year-old male asked:

26 yro fem athlete, for last month gotten numbness in lt foot w/ 2-3mile run, lasts 30min then goes away. today numb in lt/rt foot & lt hand? whatisit

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be due to the repetative impact of running, however a big question is whether the numbness is associated with a decrease in blood flow -- this can be due to an anatomic variant called popliteal entrapment, or chronic compartment syndrome. Your physician can help you sort this out with a non-invasive ultrasound exam.
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
See neurologist: Symptoms may indicate transient ischemic attacks or other serious neuro condition. Needs to see neurologist for detailed exam, lab tests and imaging.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Peripheral nerve: First, regarding feet, you might check with podiatrist for over pronation which could contribute to tarsal tunnel syndrome in your feet. The hand issue might be a carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel process. I truly doubt you have a systemic neurological disorder, and this can be handled by your family doctor.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2013

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