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When i touch the top of my foot, i have Paresthesia from there + first three toes + medial side. No pain. What could it be? Worth getting it checked?

When i touch the top of my foot, i have Paresthesia from there + first three toes + medial side. No pain. What could it be? Worth getting it checked?

O' Per-o-ne-iii....: It sounds as though you possibly, have caused some damage to a nerve in your leg. The nerve is called the common peroneal nerve. The areas you have paresthesia in, line up pretty well with the areas supplied by this nerve. Sometimes there can be a numbness up the outside of the leg towards the outside of the knee. Protecting the nerve and conservative may help, depending on the cause of course. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Feeling like a small pen tip is being tapped rapidly for 5-15s on the side of the foot and other areas, is this paresthesia?

Feeling like a small pen tip is being tapped rapidly for 5-15s on the side of the foot and other areas, is this paresthesia?

Depends: This may be a minor nerve irritation from some sort of injury or shoe. Paresthesias will typically create numbness and tingling to an area of the foot, that is more persistent. See your podiatrist for proper treatment and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a severe and constant feet paresthesia for the past 6 hours..Help!?

I have been suffering from a severe and constant feet paresthesia for the past 6 hours..Help!?

Compressed nerve: Was there an injury or unusual position involed prior to onset? This is a nerve mediated condition most likely. Could start in the spine , leg, ankle or foot. Need to see a physician if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

A test: Rheumatoid arthritis can cause neuropathy in some patients. It can be experienced as pain, tingling, numbness and other parasthesias. If other causes for the abnormal sensations can be ruled out (such as diabetes, spine issues, thyroid issues, etc) a nerve study such as an emg/ncv might be performed. If the symptoms are severe enough, talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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Last night bottoms of feet hurt, no clue why. Today still hurt. Paresthesias too. These are spreading up my whole legs. What's up?

Last night bottoms of feet hurt, no clue why. Today still hurt. Paresthesias too. These are spreading up my whole legs. What's up?

Need to keep an eye : Often these turn out to be nothing evil. Occasionally symptoms like that are the start of problems with the nerves. If you start to develop any weakness in the legs (feet flopping, hard to climb stairs) you'll want to be seen immediately to be evaluated for guillain-barre. ...Read more