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I have tingling in my left foot what causes this? Nerve compression?

I have tingling in my left foot what causes this?  Nerve compression?

Pinched nerve: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, which traditionally will bring on symptoms from a pinched nerve. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What could be the cause, if I am experiencing tingling in my left foot, primarily in the last three toes?

What could be the cause, if I am experiencing tingling in my left foot, primarily in the last three toes?

Nerve impingement: The most likely cause is pressure on nerve. This can be in the foot(neuroma or nerve entrapment), or can be occurring higher up in leg or back. Try a wider last and more supportive shoe. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my left toes on left foot. What causes this?

I have tingling in my left toes on left foot. What causes this?

Several things: This may be due to injury causing a fracture, it could be due to tight shoes compressing the nerve, it could be the beginning of neuropathy. If persists it should be examined. ...Read more

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What causes transient and single little spot tingling under left foot without any other symptoms? One day i feel, one day i don't. 30, male.

What causes transient and single little spot tingling under left foot without any other symptoms? One day i feel, one day i don't. 30, male.

Intermittent: You could have minor nerve intermittent compression affecting aural or posterior tibial nerve, both at ankle and perhaps dependent upon foot posture. Alternatively, might be an issue with blood vessel flow, but far less likely. A podiatrist might check foot and ankle positions and assist with preventative interventions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

Tingling: This is serious condition, i would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from stroke, to migrane headache, metabolic conditions and even multiple sclerosis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Past 3 days between my 3rd and 4th toe on my left foot has been tingling and numbish. Causes? Big deal?

Past 3 days between my 3rd and 4th toe on my left foot has been tingling and numbish. Causes? Big deal?

3/4 toes numbish: Classically this could be a neuroma. There can be other causes , however. See your podiatrist who can take x rays to evaluate boney position and can develop a treatment plan . ...Read more

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Very slight occasional tingling in left foot most prominent when in bed, but not constant. I have a sore back from lifting kids all day. Cause?

Very slight occasional tingling in left foot most prominent when in bed,  but not constant. I have a sore back from lifting kids all day. Cause?

Nerve compression: It sounds like you have inflammation that is compressing a nerve and leading to your symptoms. The position you lay in when in bed is likely exacerbating the issue. Consider treatment with anti-inflammatories AND make an appointment with you physician to be evaluated and ensure that nothing else is going on. Proper lifting techniques are also important! ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more