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Have a numbness/tingling on my left foot on only the last 2 toes. Happened while I was lying down 10 minutes ago, hasn't gone away yet?

Have a numbness/tingling on my left foot on only the last 2 toes. Happened while I was lying down 10 minutes ago, hasn't gone away yet?

Nerve irritation.: This is likely due to irritation of one of the nerves in your distal foot. See doc if this persists. ...Read more

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Work on my feet for 13 hrs. After my shift laying down my left foot went numb. Happens also when I sot down after 5 mins back is tight also pain?

Work on my feet for 13 hrs. After my shift laying down my left foot went numb. Happens also when I sot down after 5 mins back is tight also pain?

Numbness: It appears you have a nerve root entrapment most likely at L4, 5 and possibly S1, 2 on your left side.
Try applying ice to your low back. Supportive shoes are important. You may want to see a back specialist. ...Read more

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My left foot started hurting like something smashed it and it keeps going numb. All I was doing was sitting down. What causes this and what can it be?

My left foot started hurting like something smashed it and it keeps going numb. All I was doing was sitting down. What causes this and what can it be?

Sitting and nerves: This sounds like nerve pain. Neurological problems like the spinal nerves getting compressed in the lumbo-sacral region or from pressure on the sciatic notch can cause this. Also sitting can cause pressure on the leg nerves. Try getting up and moving around. Problems of the feet like nerve intrapment or planter fasciitis may cause this. Have a doc exam. ...Read more

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I have had a numb left foot, right side from toe to half way down. Has lasted 2-3 months so far- anything to worry about?

I have had a numb left foot, right side from toe to half way down. Has lasted 2-3 months so far- anything to worry about?

The Mapping Game.: It is not so easy to come up with a reason for the type of numbness your having without being able to clinically examine the foot. More than likely the numbness is related to an irritation of a nerve in the foot, caused possibly by acute or chronic pressure. Map out the areas of numbness with a marker. Take a picture of it. Wait and see if the area reduces or increases. Then decide to see a doc. ...Read more

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Twice in the past week my left foot from the ankle down turned ice cold to the touch & completely numb as I slept. What can it be?

Twice in the past week my left foot from the ankle down turned ice cold to the touch & completely numb as I slept. What can it be?

Depends: You could be putting pressure on a nerve in your foot from the way you sleep but it can also mean there is some nerve impingement as high as your lower back. I suggest you see a Podiatrist first for an evaluation and a possible NCV (nerve conduction velocity) test of the lower extremity might be useful in determining your diagnosis. ...Read more

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My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and I experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

See Doc: Symptoms that have gone on for this long should be investigated. Advanced imaging like MRI or ct may be indicated if pt and bt didn't help, more aggressive therapy like trigger point injections, or various spinal injections or more conservatively osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic might help. ...Read more

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My foot feels numb in the heel of my left foot. When I walk maybe once are twice it felt like maybe plastic was on my foot. It only happens when I lay down. Also when I hold things to long it feel like my hand may go numb (not all the time but sometimes)

My foot feels numb in the heel of my left foot. When I walk maybe once are twice it felt like maybe plastic was on my foot. It only happens when I lay down. Also when I hold things to long it feel like my hand may go numb (not all the time but sometimes)

DependsOnLottaThings: We all get funny feelings now & then Like just last night I felt like I was being choked by a Bigfoot. Turned out to be a bad dream. But in your case it depends on how long this has been happening and if the symptoms vary. Also your age & if you have any other medical problems. If this has been going on for more than, say, 2 months, see a doctor, preferably a neurologist, but your regular doc will do ...Read more

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When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I would: Get an x-ray of the joint bothering you. The numbness is a separate problem that you need to be worked up for. This neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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My left foot keeps getting a tearing electrical pain down the center lasting 1-3 minutes almost everyday. My hands are numb and tingling up to the elbo?

My left foot keeps getting a tearing electrical pain down the center lasting 1-3 minutes almost everyday. My hands are numb and tingling up to the elbo?

You need: A complete evaluation starting with your Primary Care Provider. The numbness is probably not associated with your leg pain but both symptoms may be from pressure on the nerves in your SPINE!!!! (called "Radiculopathy")
See your PCP who may refer you to a Neurologist or a Spine expert!
Hope this helps
Good Luck
BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Left foot numb back of outer calf sore down to ankle. Sometimes stumble when walk. Came on suddenly no injury and no over extertion?

Should see dr: This is obviously not normal a and the etiology must be figured out. A pinched nerve in your back may be the cause. ...Read more

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I have pain stemming from the back of my left leg (calf) down to the ankle and numbness like pins and needles in my toes on the left foot.?

I have pain stemming from the back of my left leg (calf) down to the ankle and numbness like pins and needles in my toes on the left foot.?

Nerves=numbness: First consider if there is any swelling present. When someone presents with calf pain, it is important to be aware of the risks of blood clots in this area. This would most likely present with swelling of the leg. Many times people feel numbness in their foot in such a scenario. Such pain could also be due to injury to the Triceps Surae. If swollen, I send my patients for a doppler study. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen. Have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot. Had cramp on inside of lft thigh. Hands and legs get numb.

Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen. Have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot. Had cramp on inside of lft thigh. Hands and legs get numb.

Vein problems: You are having vein problems beside your varicoses vein, your deep vein system is not working as good as it supposed to be, that why you are having the swelling and the discoloration.
you need to wear knee high pressure stocking all the time, you can takes them off while you are in bed and while you are keeping your legs elevated.
avoid long standing, and sitting, walk frequently. And keep your legs up. ...Read more

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Left foot is going numb and is staying that way. What could this be?

Left foot is going numb and is staying that way. What could this be?

Few things: Back issues are one thing that this could be. But, there are a few causes that it could be. You should see a doctor soon and let them check it. ...Read more

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I suffer from pes planus and now the left foot goes numb?

I suffer from pes planus and now the left foot goes numb?

Numb = nerve: Pes planus, or flat feet, can be normal in some people & cause no problems. In others, it can cause issues. Numbness is not commonly linked to pes planus, but think nerve such as Morton's neuroma or referred nerve symptoms to the foot from the tarsal tunnel, lower leg or low back. Talking to a doc can give you more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I have numbness on my left foot is it curable?

I have numbness on my left foot is it curable?

Depends: On what is causing the numbness. Have you pcp evaluate you. ...Read more

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Numbness in left foot and arm, should I be concerned?

Numbness in left foot and arm, should I be concerned?

Sure: Its not normal and something is wrong. See a doctor. Certainly you want to guard against worsening of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I get numbness every night in left foot only happens at rest?

I get numbness every night in left foot only happens at rest?

How are you: Resting? Laying down? Sitting? The diagnosis is neuropathy. The reason - I am not sure. I wonder if you are positioned a certain way or if by the end of the day you possibly have some swelling? ...Read more

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My left foot went numb. Only half of my left foot. The left side of my left foot. What could cause this?

Numbness: Numbness is most commonly caused by a nerve entrapment of inflammatory issue. Get an evaluation for your numbness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is mini stroke? If I'm stressfull, I feel numb in my left feet, but it's gone by itself. Could it be a ministroke?

What is mini stroke? If I'm stressfull, I feel numb in my left feet, but it's gone by itself. Could it be a ministroke?

TIA: Mini stroke or TIA is when you get an ischemia (not enough oxygen)in small part of your brain, for a brief period of time that creates stroke like symptoms, usually weakness or numbness in a part of the body for a brief period of time usually up to 1-2 hrs, and then completely resolves. It is also usually a sign that you more likely to develop stroke in a future. Go get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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2 days ago til now, I suddenly felt my left foot became a little numb, but when pinched, I can still feel it, it‘s somewhere in tibia going to midfoot?

2 days ago til now, I suddenly felt my left foot became a little numb, but when pinched, I can still feel it, it‘s somewhere in tibia going to midfoot?

Nerve compression?: Definitely have this looked at any weakness with it? What part of your foot. This sounds like a nerve compression sinc started suddenly family doctor can start but may send you to specialist. ...Read more

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I had an epidural over a week ago and my left foot is completely numb still is that normal?

I had an epidural over a week ago and my left foot is completely numb still is that normal?

Answer: No, not normal, as most people do NOT get a numb foot following an epidural steroid injection. Suggests that there may be progressive nerve root compression over the past week. This needs aggressive evaluation, and would contact the doctor who performed procedure. ...Read more

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Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Numbness, pain and prickliness on toes. (Left foot). No other symptoms. Just happened randomly. Is this normal?

Left foot/toes: Numbness with pain is not normal. Did you do any activities on it or injured it? Are you on your feet a lot in shoes all day? Are shoes tight? You may have a pinched nerve in the foot. I would suggest you see a podiatrist who can examine your foot and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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What could cause the heel and bottom of my left foot to feel tingly and numb?

What could cause the heel and bottom of my left foot to feel tingly and numb?

Nerve problem: This may be due to a pinched nerve in the heel from excessive pressure to the area or possibly from a pinched nerve in the ankle called tarsal tunnel syndrome. This is very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the foot.
See your podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ...Read more