A 64-year-old female asked:
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how can you tell cause of tingling feet(painful) & fidgety legs. had b12 deficiency in the past, back injury l4/l5 stabilised, acd and 22yrs insulin?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Many explanations.: In your case, the most likely explanation for numbness, tingling and strange pain in both feet, is peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes. Often the simplest explanation is the most likely, but sometimes there are other factors involved. My best suggestion is to discuss this with your regular doctor so you can be treated, as well as have causes explored and fixed where possible. Health is wealth!
Answered on Aug 4, 2016
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Neuropathy: You have listed multiple problems contribute to the development of neuropathy. It could be multifactorial in your situation. Nerve conduction study might help to some extent to find out the type of injury to the nerves and the possible cause.
Answered on Jul 29, 2016

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