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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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How do I get rid of numbness in the arch of my foot?

How do I get rid of numbness in the arch of my foot?

NCV: Get an evaluation which includes a nerve conduction velocity test. It tests your nerves of the lower extremity. Your problem can originate all the way up in your lower back. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant. The last two weeks my left inner ankle has been slightly swollen and tender with some numbness in the arch of my foot.?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. The last two weeks my left inner ankle has been slightly swollen and tender with some numbness in the arch of my foot.?

Pregnancy : Causes swelling. Try wearing arch supports, and consider compressive knee high socks, elevate legs whenever possible. ...Read more

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Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Left hip and knee, ankle, arch of foot, pain, mussel cramps what is wrong? Numb, tingling, weakness, sitting or standing

Sounds like a nerve: Issue, ie, spine lesion in the lower back. The areas you have problems with are from L1 level down to l5-s1. So get checked by pcp and possible referral to a spine doc /orthopod. You probably have arthritis (spondylitis) with some disc lesions.
Avoid bending, lifting heavy weight, including grand kids. Do regular exercises within limits of discomfort.
Losing wt + nsaids 4 pain, a ms relaxer also. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain on the top of my foot and the arches and sometimes a slight numbness after some time on the elliptical...How can this be solved?

I'm experiencing pain on the top of my foot and the arches and sometimes a slight numbness after some time on the elliptical...How can this be solved?

Check your shoewear: You may want to look at the type of shoes you are wearing. Sometimes undersized shoes, tight laces or thick socks can contribute to overall compression of blood flow or nerves to the foot. Cramping from restrictive circulation can cause pain in the arch. If your symptoms do not improve with simple corrective measures then consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How is the Tommie Copper fit sleeve reliving pain, numbness, in my upper, lower leg, and the arch of my foot?

How is the Tommie Copper fit sleeve reliving pain, numbness, in my upper, lower leg, and the arch of my foot?

Compression,:
improved venous return, distraction & suggestion. See: http://goo.gl/hnlRj6 & http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20940646 for some background and look up "How Compression Apparel Works" on Google for a variety of discussions. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my right foot (between the arch and the toes). In addition, I have a dry and itchy patch there?

I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my right foot (between the arch and the toes). In addition,  I have a dry and itchy patch there?

Numbness: Numbness is almost always associated with a nerve disorder. The affected skin may also be affected by a nerve, as the autonomic nervous system may be involved. See your foot and ankle specialist. Your doctor may consider topical medications, or possibly an injection. If there is significant concern, you might be sent for a NCV (Nerve conduction study) or even an MRI, if necessary. I ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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For twos days I've had slight numbness and tingling in the arch of my left foot, and slightly blurred vision. Now I have a small bump on my calf. bad?

For twos days I've had slight numbness and tingling in the arch of my left foot, and slightly blurred vision. Now I have a small bump on my calf. bad?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without the benefit if an exam and things, there are multiple causes from benign to more serious. I would be seen with particular attention to the complaint of blurring of your vision, which in general is not a normal complaint and can be seen in serious neurological conditions as it's first presentation; ms being one example. ...Read more

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Pain in arch of foot due to fasciitis?

Pain in arch of foot due to fasciitis?

Most likely: Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury. Most present with pain on the first few steps in the am or after sitting for a period of time. If that is the case, treatment consists of reducing inflammation and decreasing stress. Ice massage with frozen water bottle, antiinflammatories, light stretching, good shoes and supports, limit activity and avoid barefoot. See your foot specialist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Severe pain in arch of foot! what will help?

Severe pain in arch of foot! what will help?

Seek medical help: Many times arch pain is an overuse injury. A sports podiatrist can evaluate your shoe gear as well as your form. More severe pathologies such as stress reactions should be ruled out by x-ray. ...Read more

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What does this sharp pain in my arch of foot mean?

What does this sharp pain in my arch of foot mean?

Plantar fasciitis: Is the most common reason. May also be a nerve entrapment or tendon/muscle strain. Try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden and severe pain in arch of foot?

What could cause sudden and severe pain in arch of foot?

Plantar Fasciatis: Or a tear in the plantar fascia. If pain persists see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Anyone experienced sudden pain in arch of foot while walking?

Anyone experienced sudden pain in arch of foot while walking?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on the arch of foot?

What can cause a lump on the arch of foot?

Plantar fibroma: Ganglion cyst and many other possibilities. I recommend you get evaluated. The history is important as well. You may need diagnostic testing such as x-ray, sonogram, or MRI if the diagnosis is not obvious. Do not wait to get this taken care of because a "lump" is usually not normal. ...Read more

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What can I do for shooting pain in arch of foot?

What can I do for shooting pain in arch of foot?

Need more info: Best way to determine what to do for any pain problem is to figure out the cause first and that will include knowing how this pain occurs (spontaneous, only standing, etc) and what it is like, other symptoms (numbness or change in color of foot, swelling, etc). See your doctor to review these things for better guidance. In the meantime, if no medical contraindication, try otc analgesics. ...Read more

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What can I do about sharp, stabbing pain in arch of foot?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain and swelling on arch of foot?

What do I do about severe pain and swelling on arch of foot?

I would visit: A podiatrist or an orthopedic doctor who specializes in foot and ankle. In the mean time, would consider wrapping, elevating, and putting something cold on your foot. It you are diabetic, be careful putting something cold or hot on your body because you may damage your skin and not feel it. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp, stabbing pain in arch of foot?

Black and blue?: Is pain in a specific spot or in a general area? Are you a runner? Did you have a trauma? Is it on the outside or underside of your arch? Here is a reference that might help (note plantar fasciitis and stress fracture)http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050792. ...Read more

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Have quarter size itchy lesion in arch of foot. Irregular shape and very light pink. Skin is dry. Had for almost a year. Should I be concerned?

Have quarter size itchy lesion in arch of foot. Irregular shape and very light pink. Skin is dry. Had for almost a year. Should I be concerned?

Get it checked: If it has been there for that long it is not likely to be an immediate life threatening condition. In order to obtain a better opinion a health care provider must see the rash/lesion. You should see a Dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes pain in arch of foot? (if you flex your foot it's around the thing you can feel on the inside side) i think it's from sport if that helps!

Arch pain: The usual cause for pain in that area - but not the only cause - is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist who can help with the pain , diagnosis , and what you may need in the future. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe pain in arch of foot and ankle?

Need medical advice for severe pain in arch of foot and ankle?

See below: It may be plantar fasciitis.
Try ice, stretching and aleve (naproxen). If this does not help see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more

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When walking all of the sudden I have a severe popping sensation in arch of foot what could it be?

When walking all of the sudden I have a severe popping sensation in arch of foot what could it be?

Ligamentous?: What kind of sports are you into?
Have you been jumping or some type of running?
Might want to stop for a couple of days. If this persist should see an ortho to get a film and see if anything else is going on. ...Read more

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Running barefoot, now pain in arch of foot. Back to shoes?

Running barefoot, now pain in arch of foot. Back to shoes?

Yes: Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and tingly sensation in arch of foot mean?

Nerve: What you are describing sounds like an injury to a nerve or compression of a nerve. If it persists it needs to be examined to find the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in arch of foot. Can OTC orthotic insoles work just as well as expensive custom ones?

Maybe try : Worth a try custom arches are good for people with normal arch shapes flat or too arched. ...Read more