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Doctor insights on: Frequent Toe Paresthesia

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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I'm having symptoms of burning, stabbing pain, electric shocks, extreme sensitivity/pain in toes, top&side of foot/ankle lt foot after l5/s1 fusion.

I'm having  symptoms of burning, stabbing pain, electric shocks, extreme sensitivity/pain in toes, top&side of foot/ankle lt foot after l5/s1 fusion.

Depends: If these symptoms were there prior or even after your back surgery, you should see your back surgeon and consult. These are obvious nerve symptoms and despite your back symptoms may be resolved, more distal symptoms may persist. If these symptoms are new, they may be local (tarsal tunnel syndrome-look it up) or yet originate from your back. ...Read more

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Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Get evaluated: See a rheumatologist. Sometimes psoriatic arthritis appears before the classic skin changes. Nail pitting can be associated with psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Likely nerve compres: Since your symptom is one-side and in hand, it is more likely carpal tunnel or ulnar neuropathy (compressed nerve in wrist or at elbow). Diabetes can cause tingling in hands as well, but often starts in feet first and usually symmetrically-- both sides (stocking-glove pattern). This is relatively easy to sort out by a thorough history and clinical exam by your doc. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?

Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?

Get another opinion: Unless there is also intense swelling and redness you can rule out gout. Rheumatism is a vague term that has no real significance in this situation. See an orthopedist to start. ...Read more

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Sudden, random numbness mostly on side of feet/pinky toes, numbness sometimes spreads to other toes?

Sudden, random numbness mostly on side of feet/pinky toes, numbness sometimes spreads to other toes?

S1 nerve irritation: Can be caused by high heeled shoes which are too tight. Nubness on the outside foot and small toe can also be caused by irritation of the S1 nerve root, sometimes by a disc protrusion at L5-S1 which can give back pain, or leg pain or both. ...Read more

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Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?

Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?

? TOS: 37 yo w. recurrent shoulder dislocation suggest Hypermobility Syndrome. "Sharp pain, prickly, cold & numbness" suggest peripheral neuropathy w. parasthesias from brachial neural plexus impingement within shoulder girdle; arousing shoulder splinting & superior trapezius guarding/atrophy. Net effect is closure of costoclavicular dimension (true thoracic outlet) with shoulder abduction, i.e., TOS. ...Read more

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Elevated crp, ulnar nerve trapped, low.Back pain, cavovarus feet, weak hands and fingers. Diagnosis fibromyalgia despite no tender poin is this right?

Elevated crp, ulnar nerve trapped, low.Back pain, cavovarus feet, weak hands and fingers. Diagnosis fibromyalgia despite no tender poin is this right?

Criteria: A diagnosis of fibromyalgia should be made based on the american college of rheumatology 1990 criteria: at least 11/18 defined tender points (requires full body exam of those 18 sites), pain above & below the waist, both left & right, for more than 3-6 months, other associated symptoms and other similar conditions must first be ruled out. Consider 2nd opinion with a rheumatologist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Frequent severe throbbing or pressure headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, hand tremor(both hands more visible in right), tingling right hand. help?

Frequent severe throbbing or pressure headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, hand tremor(both hands more visible in right), tingling right hand. help?

Migraine: Migraine explains most or all of your symptoms. You should also be evaluated for essential tremor and carpel tunnel syndrome. All of these are very treatable conditions! Feel free to consult me to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have Blurry eyes, bone pain, muscle fatigue, insomnia , mentally dull, tripping , pins/ needle sensation in feet .. S/s of MS?

I have Blurry eyes, bone pain, muscle fatigue, insomnia , mentally dull, tripping , pins/ needle sensation in feet .. S/s of MS?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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Frequent night time urination , erectile problems, insomnia and tingling and numbness in face legs and arms?

Frequent night time urination , erectile problems, insomnia and tingling and numbness in face legs and arms?

See your doctor: Do you have any known medical problems? Your symptoms are suspicious for diabetes but many health problems can present in this way. You should see a doctor so he can take a proper history and consider the need for blood tests. ...Read more

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Would myositis cause a constant, permanent foot cramp?

Would myositis cause a constant, permanent foot cramp?

Unlikely: There are diseases of the distal (e.g., leg/foot) muscles, but these are quite rare. Calcium, magnesium deficiency would be more likely. ...Read more

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Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Burning foot : Burning on side of foot could be nerve being compressed in foot but doesn't sound like interdigital nerve compression. Depending on the final diagnosis there are options available like medications which work on nerves ( amitryptyline , nortyptiline) , or decompression surgery or nerve block . Please see your doctor . ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more