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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Overview)

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. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Overview)

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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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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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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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 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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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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