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A 33-year-old male asked:

The top of my left foot is numb but does not hurt. it appears to be very slightly swollen but i don't nitice the numbness until i take off my socks.

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Mild neuropathy: Commonest cause is vitamin b deficiency from consumption of sugar.
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Foot numbness : A detailed history and physical examination will help your physician establish the correct diagnosis and treatment. Your physician may determine if close observation is enough for now. List of possibilities is extensive and include trauma, insect bites, nerve injury from crossing legs, or blood vessel problem. Check with your primary doctor. A podiatrist evaluation may be an alternative.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 23 years experience
Good answer!
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Anatomy: If numb over top of foot suggests either peroneal neuropathy or l-5 radiculopathy. Maybe mild now, but see your doctor and evaluate if this is the start of a systemic process such as diabetes.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Go with the flow.: It sounds like you've managed to slow down the venous return. The blood can flow down to your foot but pressure on the top of the foot has impeded the blood returning up your leg by smashing the veins. of course , it could involve other possibilities. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined, especially if the condition persists.

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