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A 69-year-old member asked:

it has been suggested that i take vitamin b12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't. i do not have diabetes. what dosage?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
B12: You should not take vitamin B12 withut getting evaluated for numbness of your feet.You should have b12, methymelonic acid levels and if you are found to be deficient in vit B12 then you need to be treated either with injectable vitb12 or nasal spray in therapeutic dases followed by maintainance doses, the numbness may due to other causes.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

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What causes severe pain in the sole of your foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Usually : Plantar fascitiis, this is the road banded ligament that helps support the arch. Try applying ice and wearing an over the counter arch support. Before getting out of bed in the morning massage the heel.
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What could cause me to have no reflex reactions in the soles of my feet, ankles or calves?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Everytime I stand up I have pain and burning in my left foot that starts at my 3rd toe all the way to my ankle. What can that be?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Nerve related: Sound like a nerve related condition: ie: neuroma, neuritis.
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Morton's neuroma, versus other neuropathic condition. Fracture not likely.
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A female asked:

My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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Dr. Brandon Macy
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Blisters under: Toenails are quite common in sports participants. If you're able to drain it, apply a topical antibiotic and wrap it in a band aid, that's about the best you can do short term. You might want to check on the size of the soccer boots. If too small, they can be making things worse. Also, i hope the coach/trainer has them wearing running shoes for the pure running workouts.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
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A 44-year-old male asked:

My right ankle is a little pain after running for 30 minutes. Should I stop running for a while?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe...: We suggest rest, ice, elevation, compression and NSAID of choice. You don't necessarily have to stop, but you may need to back off some. If it worsens, you may have to stop and get it checked out.

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