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Doctor insights on: At Home Remedies For Numbness In The Leg And Foot

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A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, I happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?

A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, I happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?

Nerve, vein or muscle: Are you certain that a vein is the culprit? With associated numbness the problem could be with a pinched nerve from a spinal disorder like a disc problem. It's best to have your physician examine you and order the appropriate tests such as ultrasound of the leg veins or MRI of the spine if necessary.

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I fell onto my right knee and kneeCAP is numb. Calf and foot are NOT numb. Knee is very bruised but still has full range of motion. Treatment advice?

I fell onto my right knee and kneeCAP is numb. Calf and foot are NOT numb. Knee is very bruised but still has full range of motion. Treatment advice?

Tincture of time: It generally takes 2-3 wks for bruising to resolve. The numbness is likely due to the swelling and will probably improve as the swelling goes down. The bruising will probably extend down the leg before it completely resolves.

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Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could I do?

Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could I do?

Ice: Elevation of feet, proper support of the feet when standing. If pain persists it would be wise to fist a foot doctor and get an actual diagnosis and definitive treatment. By not knowing what you have, you could be potentially worsening your situation.

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2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

Ice, rest: I would make sure that you take it easy for the next few days. I would ice your area of maximal pain for 20 minutes at a time for two to three times per day. If you have any weakness or difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder, then I would make sure that you seek medical attention.

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I have a pinched siatica nerve. Does that cause numbness in the whole leg? I get numb in the leg and foot when I run. Also sometimes when I sleep.

I have a pinched siatica nerve. Does that cause numbness in the whole leg? I get numb in the leg and foot when I run. Also sometimes when I sleep.

It's possible: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly.

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What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

Probably nerve: Compression in the spine. Could be another cause but this one is most likely. See a pain specialist for a good physical exam and an MRI which may or may not show disk herniation in the spine.

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What's the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works up your leg?

What's the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works up your leg?

Numbness: In the lower extremities is typically called neuropathy which can be due to a variety of factors. Any patient who is starting to feel any type of numbness or tingling in their toes or feet should get seen by their doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment!

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For what reasons might your foot/leg have a weird pain sensation after the tingly numbness is gone?

For what reasons might your foot/leg have a weird pain sensation after the tingly numbness is gone?

Weird sensation: Depends on what happened when your foot/leg went numb. Most likely it was due to decrease blood-flow to the extermitiy. So when you resume getting blood-flow to the area you may feel some altered sensation to the leg/foot.

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What to do about swelling & numbness in legs/feet?

What to do about swelling & numbness in legs/feet?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause those include allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, fluid overload, vein disease, etc. Swelling and numbness are very non-specific finding and have so many causes that identifying them takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind.

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Pain and numbness in my hands, feet and legs. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Pain and numbness in my hands, feet and legs. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Many possible causes: There are many potential causes for symmetric numbness in the hands and feet. Metabolic disorders like diabetes, neurological disorders, including spinal disorders and even masses compressing the spine can cause numbness. Sometimes circulatory problems can cause numbness in the hands and feet. If the numbness is chronic and unremitting it is best to get it checked out.

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What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

That would depend: On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem. So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example I provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist.

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I have had numbness in my arms and legs and sometimes in my hands and feet what could becausing this?

I have had numbness in my arms and legs and sometimes in my hands and feet what could becausing this?

Lots of possiblities: Numbness could be from diabetes, thyroid disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerves and back problems are some of the more common reasons. I would recommend you work with your doctor and find out the reason. He may send you to a neurologist.

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Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Talk to your doctor: Numbness could be a result of medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disorders among others) or might be a result of nerve irritation (like that seen in radiculopathy). Your doctor can help sort this out for you.

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Leg below knee including feet swells up and feels very heavy and sometimes numbness too, after sitting in chair for 10-20 minutes.?

Leg below knee including feet swells up and feels very heavy and sometimes numbness too, after sitting in chair for 10-20 minutes.?

Blood flow issue: Veins are vessels that bring blood from the feet back to the heart. Veins use valves and the muscles of the leg to aid in moving blood up the body. When veins aren't working properly, legs can swell. Compression stockings may aid in preventing swelling. A phlebologist may be able to repair problem veins and prevent it from returning.

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What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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Sometimes I feel numbness in both feet going up thru legs?

Neurological Exam: You should have a neurological, exam. This is not normal.

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Interested to know how does numbness in legs/feet affect embolisms?

Interested to know how does numbness in legs/feet affect embolisms?

? early sign?: Numbness in legs and feet could be due to peripheral nerve problems or issues in your lower back area, but the presence of these symptoms does not necessarily predict local blood clots which can lead to embolisms unless you also have weakness which leads to immobilization which can promote thrombo-phlebitis.