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A 67-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with idiopathic neuropathy in b feet: sensation/motor control are normal; constant tingling without numbness; no trouble at night; feet always ice cold or burning hot. could yrs of tying shoes tightly across high arches cause this?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Although sometimes difficult to uncover, there is always an underlying cause for a polyneuropathy. Your description is confusing, but would wonder about a small fiber neuropathy, which could be evaluated by skin punch biopsies. Shoelace tying was unlikely a contributor. A neurologist with neuromuscular focus might be a good source for further evaluation.
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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
50% of the Peripheral neuropathies are idiopathic or don’t know the cause of the neuropathy. I recommend seeing a neurologist for a work up and diagnosis and treatment.
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Last updated Jul 19, 2022


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