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The bottom of my heels go numb when I get home from work. I work 8 hours a day or even more. Is there anything I can do for them?

The bottom of my heels go numb when I get home from work. I work 8 hours a day or even more. Is there anything I can do for them?

Custom insoles: Your are most likely putting excessive pressure on your heels when you are on your feet. A high arch foot structure can cause such pressure in this area. Excessive pressure exerts force on the soft tissue in our feet, such as nerves, blood vessels etc... Custom orthoses can help redistribute this force. ...Read more

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What would cause increase numbness bottom of feet & a tearing sense in left heel when I bend to pick up something?

What would cause increase numbness bottom of feet & a tearing sense in left heel when I bend to pick up something?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament across the arch of the foot becomes inflamed. This generally happens from poor foot mechanics and lack of shoe support. It usually responds to foot inserts and anti-inflammatories. A pinched nerve similar to carpal tunnel could also be to blame. See a podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. They send shocking pains. On my heels and balls. I have numbness. Both of my feet in the same place?

I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. They send shocking pains. On my heels and balls. I have numbness. Both of my feet in the same place?

Abnormal lumps: Should be seen by a doctor. One possibility are plantar fibromas. These may or may not cause pain but usually don't cause numbness. You may have a concomitant case of tarsal tunnel syndrome or issues in your back causing pain to your feet. Best to see a doctor in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bottom sole of my right foot just below the heel fees numb?

Bottom sole of my right foot just below the heel fees numb?

Bottom sole of my: You might have a compression of a small nerve that runs from the inside of the ankle underneath the heel. See your podiatrist for proper diagnosis. The cause could be trauma, flat feet, improper flat shoes, l4l5-s1 spinal compression/herniated disc. ...Read more

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What could cause the heel and bottom of my left foot to feel tingly and numb?

What could cause the heel and bottom of my left foot to feel tingly and numb?

Nerve problem: This may be due to a pinched nerve in the heel from excessive pressure to the area or possibly from a pinched nerve in the ankle called tarsal tunnel syndrome. This is very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the foot.
See your podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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My right heel is numb from the back to about 1 inch forward on the bottom of my foot. YMYM?

My right heel is numb from the back to about 1 inch forward on the bottom of my foot. YMYM?

Nerve damage: Depending how long it has been numb you may have nerve damage. Do you have diabetes or circulation problems? Did you bang your foot? Are your shoes too tight? Look up tarsal tunnel syndrome
Also b12, b6 and folic acid are good vitamins for the nerves ...Read more

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Wore boots (heels) for 4hr+ yesterday. One of my toes on each foot and the bottom of my feet near the toes, feels numb. Never exp this before. Worried?

Wore boots (heels) for 4hr+ yesterday. One of my toes on each foot and the bottom of my feet near the toes, feels numb. Never exp this before. Worried?

Digital nerve: Most likely pressure against digital nerves to your toe (s).Possibly the toe 'box' in your heel is smaller than your foot is used to and pressure on the nerves results in numbness to the toes. Avoid those shoes for awhile...! The numbness will resolve spontaneously. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?

Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?

Maybe: The injection could have also contained a local anesthetic, which can last anywhere between 2 to 12 hours. There is a small chance that a nerve was bruised during the injection as well, which could cause some numbness. Either way, it should return to normal after some time. ...Read more

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I broke my foot a year ago and now im starting to get pains in the bottom of my foot and numbness what could it be?

I broke my foot a year ago and now im starting to get pains in the bottom of my foot and numbness what could it be?

I think you'd be: Best off evaluated in person. The nature of your prior injury would have to be evaluated to see if the two are related or not. ...Read more

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I have a warmness in the bottom of my foot it feel more soothing than hot. What could this be? There is no numbness nor pain no weakness

I have a warmness in the bottom of my foot it feel more soothing than hot. What could this be? There is no numbness nor pain no weakness

Warmness: This could be many things - as already mentioned. The best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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A spot on bottom of my foot feels numb. What may cause that?

A spot on bottom of my foot feels numb. What may cause that?

More info: You may have bumped the area and do to swelling you have pressure on the nerve creating numnbness.

More information such as where on the foot and how long would be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm getting numbness on out side of my left leg just up from knee and pain in knee and bottom half of leg has started to feel hot?

Any injury?: This sounds a bit suspicious for blood clot, though not at all typical. If you have been traveling, sitting for prolonged period of time or have been injured, better get checked out. ...Read more

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Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

BetterSafeThanSorry: You're 49 If you were 29 I'd say"quit whining, "but I'll tell ya, after 45 it's that long slow slide to oblivion. So, if you're feeling like this after3 days, you might want to get checked-out just to be on the safe side. You're probably OK but based on the mechanism of injury as you described it, I'd suggest you see your doctor. You didn't say where the numbness is. If it or anything gets worse, don't wait ...Read more

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I have pain on the top of my right foot. I also have numbness in my middle toe and some burning on the bottom of that foot, what could be causing this?

I have pain on the top of my right foot. I also have numbness in my middle toe and some burning on the bottom of that foot, what could be causing this?

Pain with burning: And numbness into your toe sounds like a neuroma. A nerve which might be irritated or compressed. Wear loose shoes and seek a podiatrist help if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

Vascular issue: A vascular issue such as arterioschlerosis or peripheral vascular disease can cause the above symptoms. This happens when an artery becomes occluded and the areas downstream do not receive enough blood/nutrients. Another possibility is raynaud's disease which leads to focal abnormalities in the blood vessels that leads them to have spasms and the symptoms you descibe. You should have a dr. Evaluat. ...Read more

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Bottom of R foot just below toes feels numb. Three middle toes are numb on right foot. Slightly swollen in that area. This is for my husband age 46

Bottom of R foot just below toes feels numb. Three middle toes are numb on right foot. Slightly swollen in that area. This is for my husband age 46

Neuritis related.: It is always nice to know if this problem happened quickly, over night so to speak, or slowly over along period of time. With no history of acute trauma, more than likely the nerve or soft tissue, in the area, has been subtly irritated. The possibilities could be shoes, standing or any related activity. The best way to get to the bottom of the issue is to be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Why is the skin at the bottom of my foot/arch getting harder and harder? The skin is super thick and feels numb.

Why is the skin at the bottom of my foot/arch getting harder and harder? The skin is super thick and feels numb.

Debridement method: If you're using a metal debrider such as ped egg, then this might be your culprit. Instead I would suggest using a pomice stone after a shower/bath. If that is not enough, then see your local Podiatrist for an evaluation and a prescription of a mild debridement cream such as 40% Urea. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

Topical medication: From what you are describing is an area on localized on your foot, which is referred to as a dermatome. It is an area supplied by nerves that originate in the lower back. There are topical preparations (usually a formulation of 3 or so compounds) that relieve such symptoms. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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If my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? Did receive 50 mg decadrone today. Some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2

If my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? Did receive 50 mg decadrone today. Some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2

Black is not normal: Gout shouldn't cause black discoloration. It suggests some form of bleeding issue, whether it be related to bruising or an abnormality with the blood vessels in that area. Or, it can suggest death of tissue in that area, so called necrosis. Alternatively, if you are using a silver based dressing in that location it could discolor your skin. Nonetheless a healthcare provided should assess this! ...Read more

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I injured lower back. Currently, I have numb areas on the bottom of my rt foot and can no longer stand on my toes on that foot. Is this an emergenc?

I injured lower back. Currently, I have numb areas on the bottom of my rt foot and can no longer stand on my toes on that foot. Is this an emergenc?

Yes, if new symptoms: Numbness, tingling, strange pains, or electrical sensations mean that the nerve to the skin is compressed or already damaged. Inability to do muscle movements (that one used to do) can mean the nerve to the muscle is compressed or already damaged. If the symptoms are new and not already under treatment by a doctor, then it is an emergency and needs evaluation and treatment right away. ...Read more

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When walking on the treadmill or hiking for longer than 45 minutes, I get numbness on the bottom of one foot.  it feels like its asleep. What is this?

May not be so simple: Exercise related foot numbness can be a presenting symptom of sciatica, although more commonly would also be expected to be painful. Another possibility is peripheral vascular disease, meaning decreased blood supply to the lower leg. If you have weakness in your foot, your leg gives way or have any wounds on your foot you did not feel, consult your physician soon. ...Read more

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I have a lot of foot pain, and numbness in my toes along with severe swelling troubles walking tingling. I really want to get to the bottom of this : (?

I have a lot of foot pain, and numbness in my toes along with severe swelling troubles walking tingling. I really want to get to the bottom of this : (?

Begin the task.: All it takes is a thorough exam and probably a few tests including an x-ray or two and you're on your way to finding the cause of your concern. There are many possibilities and only by exam can some of the be eliminated. ...Read more

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The bottom of my left foot has turned white and is numb hurts to walk feels like it was stuck in snow very worried been a week no change. Prop my foot?

The bottom of my left foot has turned white and is numb hurts to walk feels like it was stuck in snow very worried been a week no change. Prop my foot?

Why wait longer??: It is time to stop worrying and get to your doctor. You didn't mention a temperature change in the foot and that is good. The whiteness and numbness can be caused by several things. Rather than waste time trying different treatment plans based on a non-examination, it is better that you seek help from your doctor or a specialist. Sooner than later is my recommendation. ...Read more

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I got a deep cut on the bottom of my foot and now one toe is numb. Is this due to a nerve injury?

I got a deep cut on the bottom of my foot and now one toe is numb. Is this due to a nerve injury?

Probably: Nerves carry sensation from the cells receiving a stimulus. If the feeling is lost it is likely that the nerve carrying that sensation has been damaged. Sensation may return with time, but nerves take a long time to heal. ...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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Bottom&left side of second toe on left foot is numb. The second toe on my right foot isn't numb, but doesn't feel quite right. Not diabetic?

Bottom&left side of second toe on left foot is numb. The second toe on my right foot isn't numb, but doesn't feel quite right. Not diabetic?

Ywo Shoes.: Numbness or strange feeling on the same toe of both feet usually means that the shoes are likely involved. The shoes can cause a low grade chronic irritation to the nerves. This can lead to disruption of normal nerve impulses and numbness. ...Read more

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Why is the bottom of my foot numb after a total ankle replacement surgery?

Why is the bottom of my foot numb after a total ankle replacement surgery?

Numbness in Foot: It could be a number of factors that go along with the big picture of total ankle replacement.
It may be numbness that has been present for a long time that has gone un-noticed b/c of the pain in your ankle joint. It may also be due to post-operative swelling at the surgical site.

I would discuss the numbness with your surgeon, continue with physical therapy and give the numbness time to resolve. ...Read more

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Why might the bottom of my foot be numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Why might the bottom of my foot be numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Numbness: There are a number of reasons for this. Seeing your treating surgeon is most beneficial as he knows what was done in the operating room. ...Read more

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Please explain why is the bottom of my foot numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Please explain why is the bottom of my foot numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Nerve issue: This is a nerve issue. Most likely involving the posterior tibial nerve and/or its respective branches. Consult your original surgeon and ask for an MRI to determine the integrity of this nerve. Ask for a copy of the MRI results. ...Read more

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The bottom of my right foot has had a numb spot which is now covering 2/3 of the bottom of my foot. I am not diabetic. No pins and needles. Just numb?

The bottom of my right foot has had a numb spot which is now covering 2/3 of the bottom of my foot. I am not diabetic. No pins and needles. Just numb?

Numbness: Numbness of a small area like this is usually caused by pressure on sensory nerves, usually in a place close to the area of numbness. Sometimes it can be caused by shoes applying pressure to certain areas, or by repetitive motions like biking or running. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my foot. Swelled up and bleed under the skin. Sciatica now and numb foot top and bottom. Could the hit cause the sciatica pain?

I hit the top of my foot. Swelled up and bleed under the skin. Sciatica now and numb foot top and bottom. Could the hit cause the sciatica pain?

No: I think the numbness in the foot is related to the injury you describe. Ice the foot. If a hematoma is present (collection of blood) you may need it drained. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on the bottom of my foot near the arch. My big toe is numb on the inside of the same foot. Is this related? Should I worry?

I have a small hard lump on the bottom of my foot near the arch. My big toe is numb on the inside of the same foot. Is this related? Should I worry?

Might be related: The lump could be a fibroma. This can possibly pinch a nerve branch leading to the numbness. Have your foot evaluated by a local physician ...Read more

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F/U prev (?)...l4 collapse w/o herniation, 2 days post epdrl, (L) leg numb when walking more than a few feet, bottom of foot tickle sensation. Worry??

F/U prev (?)...l4 collapse w/o herniation, 2 days post epdrl, (L) leg numb when walking more than a few feet, bottom of foot tickle sensation. Worry??

Not if present prior: If the symptoms are similar to prior to epidural steroid injection, then no need to worry. If they are new, the injection may have irritated a nerve specifically S1 nerve. Even then unless you have horrible and intractable pain, I would simply watch it. Most likely will slowly go away. If terrible pain, see you spine surgeon and think of repeat MRI of lumbar spine. ...Read more