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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have sore toes on both feet from trapped nerve in lower back. tried physio but didn't help. what can i do for pain, unbearable to walk with no shoes?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Sore feet: Unusual that both feet hurt from back. If pain barefoot may be plantar faciitis or neuropathy . For plantar faciitis try massage balls ( golf balls for feet), kinesiotape. For neuropathy get testing and check B12 level , also insure no diabetes, lead/ alcohol issues. if it is truly back pain steroids may help as can NSAIDS ( motrin- if not allergic, muscle relaxers and gabapentin f/u /w /doc
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Consider: Injection at the nerve entrapment. Stretching is still important.....

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