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Doctor insights on: I Am Having Numbness In My Left Foot I Have Arthritis The Thing Is The Pain Is Going To The Back Of My Calve As Well What Do You Recommend

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Left foot feels numb & cold but is warm to touch & back of left leg feels numb as well. Could it be a nerve issue?

Left foot feels numb & cold but is warm to touch & back of left leg feels numb as well. Could it be a nerve issue?

It could be.: Although the symptoms could represent a neuropathy (nerve issue), other potential problems must be ruled out. This merits a careful history, physical exam and possibly special imaging to clarify the underlying cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have pain stemming from the back of my left leg (calf) down to the ankle and numbness like pins and needles in my toes on the left foot.?

I have pain stemming from the back of my left leg (calf) down to the ankle and numbness like pins and needles in my toes on the left foot.?

Nerves=numbness: First consider if there is any swelling present. When someone presents with calf pain, it is important to be aware of the risks of blood clots in this area. This would most likely present with swelling of the leg. Many times people feel numbness in their foot in such a scenario. Such pain could also be due to injury to the Triceps Surae. If swollen, I send my patients for a doppler study. ...Read more

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Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Should see dr: This is obviously not normal a and the etiology must be figured out. A pinched nerve in your back may be the cause. ...Read more

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My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

See Doc: Symptoms that have gone on for this long should be investigated. Advanced imaging like MRI or ct may be indicated if pt and bt didn't help, more aggressive therapy like trigger point injections, or various spinal injections or more conservatively osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic might help. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling and numb-like sensation on my left foot heel only. It is located at the very back and under the back part of the heel. It is a?

I have slight tingling and numb-like sensation on my left foot heel only. It is located at the very back and under the back part of the heel. It is a?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Work on my feet for 13 hrs. After my shift laying down my left foot went numb. Happens also when I sot down after 5 mins back is tight also pain?

Work on my feet for 13 hrs. After my shift laying down my left foot went numb. Happens also when I sot down after 5 mins back is tight also pain?

Numbness: It appears you have a nerve root entrapment most likely at L4, 5 and possibly S1, 2 on your left side.
Try applying ice to your low back. Supportive shoes are important. You may want to see a back specialist. ...Read more

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Both big toes are numb but only half of them and the left foot, lower part of the leg is staring to be numb as well, this is the 3rd day, what to do?

Both big toes are numb but only half of them and the left foot, lower part of the leg is staring to be numb as well, this is the 3rd day, what to do?

May be compression: The symptom may be related to compression of nerve. This could be from the shoes or stockings/socks. Go to your doctor if these symptoms are chronic and have been going on for 3 days or more. This needs to be examined properly. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with nerve damage, as a complication from back surgery which then led to (left) foot drop. The outside of my right foot is now going numb. Wh?

Diagnosed with nerve damage, as a complication from back surgery which then led to (left) foot drop. The outside of my right foot is now going numb. Wh?

Foot numbness: In this case, you should discuss this issue directly with your surgeon. Foot drop and progressive numbness status post failed back surgery are grave prognosis. Immediate attention to this matter is warranted. ...Read more

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The middle fingers of both of my hands are painful and numb, and part of my left foot. My lip is swollen as well—all after I ate too much sweets.

The middle fingers of both of my hands are painful and numb, and part of my left foot. My lip is swollen as well—all after I ate too much sweets.

Swollen digits: If you can pinpoint the swelling and pain to the joints of your fingers, you are dealing with a type of arthritis. Lip swelling is suspicious of angioedema which is an allergic reaction to something internal or external. A physician will examine you and determine whether a referral to a rheumatologist or allergist is indicated. ...Read more

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I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

See a doctor: You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some form of compression wither at the cord or at the nerve root level. See your doctor and possibly be evaluated by a neurologist and possibly by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how I solve this

I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how I solve this

Sciatica: Go to your doctor and have an evaluation with an emg. It can detect if there is some nerve compression either from the back area or from the leg area. ...Read more

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I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes, then I get pain and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes, then I get pain and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

From what you: Share you may have a few issues or you may have one issue and it really needs to be examined. It is plausible you have a tarsal tunnel syndrome. It is plausible you have a neuroma and plantar fascitiis together. A good foot doc should be able to get to the bottom of your problem. ...Read more

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Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Left foot/toes: Numbness with pain is not normal. Did you do any activities on it or injured it? Are you on your feet a lot in shoes all day? Are shoes tight? You may have a pinched nerve in the foot. I would suggest you see a podiatrist who can examine your foot and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Have a numbness/tingling on my left foot on only the last 2 toes. Happened while I was lying down 10 minutes ago, hasn't gone away yet?

Have a numbness/tingling on my left foot on only the last 2 toes. Happened while I was lying down 10 minutes ago, hasn't gone away yet?

Nerve irritation.: This is likely due to irritation of one of the nerves in your distal foot. See doc if this persists. ...Read more

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My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! What can the be?

My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! What can the be?

Two problems: These are likely not related. The foot numbness may be due to neuropathy, or a pinched nerve. For the thumb pain, sounds like it may be arthritis. Where in the thumb is the pain? Is it painful to touch all over or over a specific area? Loss of strength can be related to joint pain. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

Neuroma: It is possible to have the interdigital nerve be compressed in that area. This refers to a neuroma. The symptoms may cause pain, numbness and tingling in the toes. Try wearing wider shoes and otc supports. If symptoms persist seek medical care. ...Read more

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I get numbness every night in left foot only happens at rest?

I get numbness every night in left foot only happens at rest?

How are you: Resting? Laying down? Sitting? The diagnosis is neuropathy. The reason - I am not sure. I wonder if you are positioned a certain way or if by the end of the day you possibly have some swelling? ...Read more

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Numbness in left foot and arm, should I be concerned?

Numbness in left foot and arm, should I be concerned?

Sure: Its not normal and something is wrong. See a doctor. Certainly you want to guard against worsening of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have numbness by the side of my left foot, almost to the ankle. Irritating, sometimes I don't sleep due to changing position of the leg.

I have numbness by the side of my left foot, almost to the ankle. Irritating, sometimes I don't sleep due to changing position of the leg.

Lumbar spine: Consider l-5 disc protrusion or spinal stenosis. This is also the distribution of the sural nerve - check to see if you have an irregularity in the shape of the ankle area (lump?) that could represent something impinging on this nerve or if this numb feeling changes with movement of your foot/ankle versus movement of your spine/sleep position. Does it stop when you sleep in fetal position? ...Read more

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The pinky toe on my left foot went numb about 3 weeks ago and now its spreading to the next toe, numbness never goes away. What could be causing this?

The pinky toe on my left foot went numb about 3 weeks ago and now its spreading to the next toe, numbness never goes away. What could be causing this?

Any associated pain?: Possibly the start of a pinched nerve. If the third toe becomes involved get it checked out for sure
good luck. ...Read more

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I have numbness on my left foot is it curable?

I have numbness on my left foot is it curable?

Depends: On what is causing the numbness. Have you pcp evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have a numbness of the little toe of the left foot for some days now. Please, can you tell me what may be the reason and what can I do?

I have a numbness of the little toe of the left foot for some days now. Please, can you tell me what may be the reason and what can I do?

Pressure on nerve: If you had tight shoes on or injured your foot you may have compression of the nerve.

See a podiatrist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Pain+numbness upper left foot also left thumb. Movement feels like something may snap. Toching feels like the skin is chapped.

Pain+numbness upper left foot also left thumb. Movement feels like something may snap. Toching feels like the skin is chapped.

See a doctor: You have multiple medical conditions and medications that could cause a number of different side effects or new conditions. Please see a doctor as this will take a thorough exam and history to adress ...Read more

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I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I would: Get an x-ray of the joint bothering you. The numbness is a separate problem that you need to be worked up for. This neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness in my middle toe on my left foot for 48 hours now. I have recently changed to a retail job where I have more stand

I have been experiencing numbness in my middle toe on my left foot for 48 hours now. I have recently changed to a retail job where I have more stand

Pressure.: IT goes without saying, standing, especially for long durations or for lengths that you are not accustomed to, will be hard on the feet. Numbness in the third toe signifies the that activity is causing an irritation of a sensory nerve supplying the toe. This irritation may proceed to pain if steps are not made to accommodate it. Shoes must allow the foot to splay and not compress the forefoot. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more