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Dr said high hormones caused 100lb gain liver not filtering fat & shutting down quickly 4 toes perm numb and feet go numb while walking what's goin on?

Dr said high hormones caused 100lb gain liver not filtering fat & shutting down quickly 4 toes perm numb and feet go numb while walking what's goin on?

Numb feet: There are many systemic diseases that can cause peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities. This condition is basically a sensory loss of the nerves due to a diminished vascularity or lack of necessary nutrient such as folic acid.You need to stabilize your liver condition and then see a podiatrist to have a neurological and vascular evaluation of your lower extremities. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Why is it that my feet always go numb after walking continuously for short distances?

Why is it that my feet always go numb after walking continuously for short distances?

? pinched nerve back: If the numbness is only while walking which goes away on rest, it indicates pinching in low back. Usually it is also associated with pain shooting down in legs. ...Read more

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Both the top of my feet have been numb for over 2 months now what can I do to stop it I work and go on walk and bike ride but done nothing to my feet?

Both the top of my feet have been numb for over 2 months now what can I do to stop it I work and go on walk and bike ride but done nothing to my feet?

Numbness: It is a good idea to diagnose why the numbness exists. There are physical reasons as well as metabolic reasons. The is a very large differential diagnosis here so I would recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I weight 178lbs and one of my feets seem to get numb when I walk a lot what could it be?

I weight 178lbs and one of my feets seem to get numb when I walk a lot what could it be?

Numbness: There can be a number of reasons that you have these symptoms. On a simple level, it may be your shoes. Try to see if you can find something that fits better. After that you have to consider nerve compression such as tarsal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist may help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

See physician.: Could be a problem originating in back. May also be as simple as getting better foot support with shoes and orthotics. This must be evaluated to make the correct determination. ...Read more

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Half my foot has been numb for a couple months and feels like im walking on a golf ball? Should I worry?

Half my foot has been numb for a couple months and feels like im walking on a golf ball? Should I worry?

See a doctor.: Numbness on half a foot is never normal.
There may be many reasons why this is happening. A history of the problem as well as your own medical history will be important. In addition, since numbness involves nerves, you may need to have additional diagnostic tests to determine the exact reason of the numbness. So don't "worry", take action and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having pain in right foot when I walk or when I stand my foot goes numb?

Having pain in right foot when I walk or when I stand my foot goes numb?

Consult a podiatrist: Numbness on standing relates to entrapment of a nerve under the ball of your foot, this can easily be diagnosed with physical exam, I would recommend a podiatry consult, also try wearing an arch support insole with a metatarsal bump, might help in the mean time. Always wear thicker softer soled shoes to avoid this condition from getting worse. ...Read more

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My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

See a doctor: There are many reasons for tingling and numbness in the feet, such as neuropathy of diabetes, thyroid issues, spine issues, nerve irritations among others. See a doctor to help diagnose, then treat this problem. ...Read more

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I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

It could be...: An arthritic lump of bone over a joint that also has a nerve running over it. This could produce the sensations you describe. See a podiatrist for details and a personalized exam. ...Read more

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My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

Not just diabetes: B"sd
By foot, assume you mean one and not both feet. This suggests something other than diabetic neuropathy, which you may have also, since it is usually symmetric.
If the problem persists, then conditions such as "pinched" nerve or spinal stenois or impaired blood supply need to be considered. ...Read more

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Calf down to foot goes numb while sitting. Foot has a lot of pain in it and heat helps but that it. Can't walk or stand on it. What's wrong?

Calf down to foot goes numb while sitting. Foot has a lot of pain in it and heat helps but that it. Can't walk or stand on it. What's wrong?

Leg numbness: Numbness in a limb after being in a fixed position for a prolonged period is not uncommon. It results from temporary compression of the nerve. To avoid this, best to try to stretch your legs, stand up, move your feet. If you do notice that it takes longer for the sensation to return, or this is accompanied by weakness, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What would cause shooting back pain, it goes down into my legs and I can't walk then my feet go numb : (?

What would cause shooting back pain, it goes down into my legs and I can't walk then my feet go numb : (?

? nerve irritation: One of the more comon causes of "shooting pain" is when a nerve gets 'pinched' or irritated, such as that which occurs in "sciatica." if you are getting to the point where your feet get numb, you need to se a dr. And get a clinical exam with possible diagnostic testing performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I walk for more than 30 minutes I get severe ankle pain and numb toes and foot it goes away when I take weight off foot what is causing it and why?

When I walk for more than 30 minutes I get severe ankle pain and numb toes and foot it goes away when I take weight off foot what is causing it and why?

It would be: Important to determine why you are getting the numb toes. Is it a neuroma? Tarsal tunnel? Lower back problem? As it sounds like you ahve some form of nerve compression. Similarly "sever" ankle pain - needs to be examined properly by physical exam and possibly x-rays. ...Read more

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I have mid foot and ankle pain my r side of ankle will go numb hurts to walk I don't think its plantar faiitils b/c my heel doesn't hurt what else?

Could be nerve: You describe 2 sensations of numbness and pain. Compression directly or indirectly of the nerves around the ankle can cause numbness on the foot. This can be from a tendinitis, a sprain, a fracture or can be positional. Hard to know without an exam. See a podiatrist for a proper workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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3 Middle toes are numb all the time on one foot. Lot of pain in ball of foot when walking. Toes also go red and burn when very painful. Mri normal?

3 Middle toes are numb all the time on one foot. Lot of pain in ball of foot when walking. Toes also go red and burn when very painful. Mri normal?

Circulation problem: From your description of the color changes, it sounds like a circulation problem. (MPN nerve problem should also affect the big toe). The MRI is useless in this situation, unless an MRA (MRI Angiogram) is performed in a special high-field MRI machine. Your best bet is to talk to a podiatrist & discuss your ENTIRE medical history, including any smoking history, varicose veins, family problems, &c. ...Read more