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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
118 Doctors shared insights

Foot Numbness (Overview)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory elements of the foot.


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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

Dr. Mak Yousefpour
118 Doctors shared insights

Foot Numbness (Overview)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory elements of the foot.


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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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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between your toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
Once
Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist if symptoms persist or do not improve
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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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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can you tell me how do I get rid of foot numbness?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of foot numbness?

Numbness: As stated determine the cause so you can get rid of the numbness. ...Read more

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What causes under foot numbness?

What causes under foot numbness?

Many things: Diabetic neuropathy, tight fitting shoes, nerve entrapment, neuroma. Best bet is see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

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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What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in in the foot should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Foot numbness?

Lost that feeling.: Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory elements of the foot. ...Read more

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Can foot numbness be caused by a change in physical activity?

Can foot numbness be caused by a change in physical activity?

Yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome may be worsened by marathon running or vigourous jumping. Involves entrapment of posterior tibial nerve at medial ankle. Getting off feet may help. A good podiatrist can benefit all of this. ...Read more

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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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What can I take for foot numbness on my right foot?

Numbness: The real question is why you have the numbness. See your podiatrist for help who will work with your neurologist ...Read more

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What helps with the foot numbness caused by morton's neuroma?

Numbness verses Pain: Morton's neuroma can cause a lot of different symptoms including numbness but as long as that does not affect the quality of your life, there may be no need to address this. Most patients do something about "pain, " but you can try a cortisone injection and this may help the numbness but not necessarily. Beyond this, there is nothing much that will help like p. T., shoes, etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do about pinched nerve causing foot numbness?

See a neurologist: First determine the correct cause of numbness. After that it may be possible to successfully treat it or not. ...Read more

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Strange foot numbness, any idea of the cause or if it will go away, what to do?

Strange foot numbness, any idea of the cause or if it will go away, what to do?

Numbness: Anything like this is a reason for an evaluation. See your podiatrist ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can alleviate the foot numbness caused by morton's neuroma?

Can you tell me what can alleviate the foot numbness caused by morton's neuroma?

Wider shoes 1st: Switch to a wider shoe in the same size, and possibly get to see a podiatrist for custom orthotics to be made for you. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of foot numbness?

Numbness: As stated determine the cause so you can get rid of the numbness. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the calf and foot numbness?

What might cause pain in the calf and foot numbness?

Go to the ER: Calf pain with related numbness below can be a serious sign. You should probably go to the er to make sure you don't have a DVT (blood clot.) another possible serious diagnosis is peripheral arterial disease (pad) in which the pain and numbness are the result of the circulation being cut off. Of course many causes can be benign, but you need to rule out the serious causes first. ...Read more

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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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My foot numbness comes and goes from neuroma. Is that bad?

My foot numbness comes and goes from neuroma. Is that bad?

Not necessarily: Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones. Compression results in inflammation or swelling. When the nerve is compressed, inflamed, or swollen, sensation can be altered. Intermittent symptoms mean nerve dysfunction is generally not severe enough to cause permanent damage-but continuing damage can become permanent. Take action before then. ...Read more

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Dizziness, left side improper functioning, foot numbness, heaviness?

Dizziness, left side improper functioning, foot numbness, heaviness?

Left side: There could be a problem located inside the right side of your brain affecting or causing dizziness weakness and numbness to your left side you need to have that evaluated right away. Either go to the emergency department or call your primary care physician right away. ...Read more

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Is having a torn ACL and foot numbness related?

Is having a torn ACL and foot numbness related?

Possibly: Possibly, particularly if they occurred at the same time. The acl tear itself would not cause numbness, but in the same injury that you tore your acl, you could potentially injured the peroneal nerve, which runs right by the knee. The other possibility is it could be coming from the back. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor. A nerve conduction test could be helpful as well. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Yes: A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it can take many months. ...Read more

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Which prescriptions have foot numbness as a side-effect?

Which prescriptions have foot numbness as a side-effect?

Neuropathy: Chemotherapeutic drugs are well known to have neuropathy as a side effect. The benefits of taking these medications often far outweighs this risk. ...Read more

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What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

More info needed: More information would need to be known to give you a definitive diagnosis. These all could be found in ankle instability caused by a sprain. Please go to www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle to find out how I can help you further. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

Numbness: See your orthopedist or neurologist - if it hasn't been treated yet you need to get some help ...Read more

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What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

Can indicate many: Things and may or may not be related. In short - you should see a doctor. The differential diagnosis is long....But, these are signs you should be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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Please advise me what type of knee injury causes foot numbness?

Please advise me what type of knee injury causes foot numbness?

Swelling: Swelling of the knee especially in the back of the knee can put pressure on the nerve and create numbness down the leg and foot.
This is often seen with a bakers cyst of the knee. ...Read more

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Jaw / foot numbness and weakness, is there a connection between the two?

Jaw / foot numbness and weakness, is there a connection between the two?

See neurologist: Jaw and foot numbness are usually not related as part of a clinical picture. Numbness in general is a sign of a neurological problem. Jaw numbness involves a cranial nerve and foot numbness lumbar nerves. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and foot numbness?

What can cause lower back pain and foot numbness?

? ruptured disc: But the back pain could be due to other causes, and the foot numbness could be associated or a co-morbidity, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, or emerging polyneuropathy, This can easily be sorted out using MRI and EMG ...Read more

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What can cause aching pain on the right leg and slight foot numbness?

There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one I would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then I would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

See MD: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis.

If your pmd cannot treat this I would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Hand and foot numbness and very cold, what's the possible cause and how to treat them?

Numbness: This is something a neurologist needs to investigate, you need some tests, see if you can find a neurologist in your area. ...Read more

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Foot numbness, pain, and tingling up to my knees along with chest pain, what could this be?

Foot numbness, pain, and tingling up to my knees along with chest pain, what could this be?

Nervous Overload: It is hard to know if the foot is connected to the chest symptoms. The lower extremity nervous overload sounds like you have back issues with radiculopathy/sciatica. The chest pain part I will leave to a physiatrist/neurologist to put together. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?

I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?

See a physician: You should be evaluated with a careful history and physical examination. This is not the usual course for a standard laceration or other such injury, so best to be seen promptly. ...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