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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Definition)

Foot numbness is a symptom in which a person's foot may feel heavy and has less ability to sense being touched.

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Does having surgery on stomache cause foot numbness?

Does having surgery on stomache cause foot numbness?

NO : No known relationship between stomach/abdominal surgery and foot numbness. Position of your body on an operating table for a prolonged period of tome can rarely bring out an underlining nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Can foot numbness come from change in level of physical activity?

Can foot numbness come from change in level of physical activity?

Yes: There are a number of factors that would influence foot numbness and activity level including pathomechanics, impingement syndrome, peripheral edema, shoe stability/fit/type, metabolic syndrome, repetitive injury, incomplete rest from previous injury. An examination is indicated. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

Haiku: foot health foot health very important, see your podiatrist yearly if you have diabetes. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more

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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...Read more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

Moisture will increase the risk of getting "athlete's foot". So keep the feet dry. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Change shoes daily
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Disinfect shoes
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Consider soaking in betadine/water solution 2-3x weekly
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Start with a topical anti-fungal
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What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have found that high voltage electrical stimulation therapy can be helpful with nerve injury and degeneration. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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

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