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I've been having slight numbness stiffness & cramping in my middle toes & severe pain in balls of feet especially when walking after sleep?

I've been having slight numbness stiffness & cramping in my middle toes & severe pain in balls of feet especially when walking after sleep?

Pain and cramping: There can be several causes to this, and some may involve subtle changes in your electrolytes for example. Get an evaluation with some routine testing of your Electrolytes (potassium levels, etc). Other s causes can be evaluated and tested for too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Balls of feet feel numb, cold, and swollen, but don't appear to be swollen. Is this an issue?

Balls of feet feel numb, cold, and swollen, but don't appear to be swollen. Is this an issue?

Possibly Neuropathy: Neuropathy is defined as damage to your nerves. This most commonly occurs to the peripheral nerves. The fingers and toes may be affected and can be quite painful. Patients may experience tingling, burning sensations, stabbing, or piercing pain, and numbness. This can lead to ability to move the toes being affected. ...Read more

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I have fluid masses in the balls of my feet hurts when I walk can't feel them when I touch it numb toes and balls of feet arch pain?

I have fluid masses in the balls of my feet hurts when I walk can't feel them when I touch it numb toes and balls of feet arch pain?

? metatarsalgia: Metatarsalgia is a condition associated with significant pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot. Symptoms can also be associated with numbness and tingling. Foot pain, numbness, and tingling can be associated with neuropathy as well as other conditions. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Could pain in lumbar region going down my legs, balls of feet and toes go numb, with upper back burning be caused from a t11-12 bulge pushing thecal s?

Could pain in lumbar region going down my legs, balls of feet and toes go numb, with upper back burning be caused from a t11-12 bulge pushing thecal s?

Seems high: L5 S1 radiculopathy would shoot down your legs. Please see your doctor for further recommendation. As the t12 bulging would only cause nerve related pain above your waist. Good luck ...Read more

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I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. They send shocking pains. On my heels and balls. I have numbness. Both of my feet in the same place?

I have abnormal lumps on the bottom of my feet. They send shocking pains. On my heels and balls. I have numbness. Both of my feet in the same place?

Abnormal lumps: Should be seen by a doctor. One possibility are plantar fibromas. These may or may not cause pain but usually don't cause numbness. You may have a concomitant case of tarsal tunnel syndrome or issues in your back causing pain to your feet. Best to see a doctor in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long a day will I use the foot massager with tens, infrared and jade balls under my feet and the patches at my fingers for my numbness?

How long a day will I use the foot massager with tens, infrared and jade balls under my feet and the patches at my fingers for my numbness?

Numbness: Tens machine 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day should help your symptoms. If you do this and you still are having problems with numbness, make sure to see your local physician. ...Read more

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Balls of feet sore in the morning?

Balls of feet sore in the morning?

METATARSALGIA: Pain in the balls of the feet is common (it's called metatarsalgia).
You best bet is to get a pair of good orthotics to put in your shoes. Orthotics can be custom made or can be found over-the-counter. Remember: buy them in pairs. You have to treat both feet. ...Read more

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Why do palms and balls of feet hurt on awakening. No diabetes?

Why do palms and balls of feet hurt on awakening. No diabetes?

Palm & sole pain: These are very unusual symptorms and may represent a drug reaction or allergic response. Other rare forms are neuropathy. If you have excluded diabetes, I have heard that lyme disease may be another possibilty that may require evaluation. An EMG may provide some information. Vascular/autoimmune causes will need to be examined. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

Pain: Pain is always an indication that an evaluation is in order. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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Last night at freezing cold midnight we ran around the block barefoot and today the balls of my feet hurt badly and feel numb -- like they are asleep.?

Last night at freezing cold midnight we ran around the block barefoot and today the balls of my feet hurt badly and feel numb -- like they are asleep.?

Traumatic injury: You injured your nerves and the tissues in the bottom of your feet. They should recover in time. Minimize any further trauma and let your feet recover. Time heals...... ...Read more

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What would cause balls of feet and palms of hands to itch and cause upper flank pain?

What would cause balls of feet and palms of hands to itch and cause upper flank pain?

I do: Not believe the flank pain is related to the itching. The itching can be from fungus, allergy, diabetes etc. Discuss this with your family dr. ...Read more

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26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night. Possible RA or Lyme disease?

26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night. Possible RA or Lyme disease?

Anything is possible: No need to speculate. Go see your family doctor for evaluation, testing & treatment options. S/he can refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in the feet?

A number of things: They can include tight fitting stockings and/or shoes, overuse, neuropathy from diabetes or other medical reasons, a local nerve issue such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy- nerve issues in the low back or leg (such as sciatica) that refer pain down.

I would suggest that if it persists more than a couple of days and/or gets worse, to seek a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause numbness in the feet?

Do hydrocephalus cause numbness in the feet?

Not generally: Isolated symptoms in the feet would not be common for hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my feet what could be causing that?

I have numbness in my feet what could be causing that?

Nerve irritation: Numbness is often a sign of a nerve being irritated or pinched somewhere. Diabetic patients for example get neuropathy. Vascular issues may cause numbness too, such as when you get "pins and needles" in your feet if you sit on them too long etc. If the problem persists, see your dr. And get evaluated and possibly have an EMG to start the diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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What can be done about numbness on the bottom of my feet?

PN: Sounds like you may have peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, which typically feels like numbness, tingling or burning in your hands and/or feet. Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as injuries, infections, diabetes, metabolic problems, medications, and vitamin B12 deficiency. There are many medications available for this condition. Get evaluated by your doctor! ...Read more

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How can I stop numbness of feet, caused from damaged nerve ends?

How can I stop numbness of feet, caused from damaged nerve ends?

Can not be done: Usually nerve damage in feet is irreversible unless this occurs acutely and the condition is reversible with treatment. If you have pain along with numbness then medications can help. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my butt and feet when I sit for too long, why?

Pressure neuropathy: Any time one is putting pressure in an area where nerves are located in places easily reached by persistent pressure, will cause temporary damage to those nerves (like sleeping in the wrong position, holding arms over head too long, sitting too long--esp hard surface). When the pressure is relieved, the nerve function comes back and numbness goes away. The longer the abnormal pressure, the worse. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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I feel 3 days agotingling and numbness in the soles of the feet 'can bi deeprtion or anxiety? Or my medication?

I feel 3 days agotingling and numbness in the soles of the feet 'can bi deeprtion or anxiety? Or my medication?

Anxiety and tingling: Have you had a recent physical exam? Before diagnosing anxiety it's necessary to rule out medical issues that may contribute to your symptoms. ...Read more

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For the last several months, I have been experiencing numbness and cold in my feet. Is this something to worry about?

For the last several months, I have been experiencing numbness and cold in my feet. Is this something to worry about?

Neuropathy?: Could be early symptoms of a peripheral neuropathy. Often feels like "poor circulation" but is actually due to nerve problems. Symptoms worse at night? (common with neuropathy) a good neurological exam should help differentiate fairly quickly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works it's way up then back down your body?

Can you tell me the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works it's way up then back down your body?

Poss. Guillaine Barr: Guillaine barre disease is infectious or auto immune disease that affects nerves in body from periphery then progresses towards central body and if treated successfully gradually retreats over many months. Perhaps you are referring to this. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of numbness/discomfort in both feet over a week ago. Hasn't gotten worse and feels different depending on use/body position?

I had a sudden onset of numbness/discomfort in both feet over a week ago. Hasn't gotten worse and feels different depending on use/body position?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease is a cause of neuropathy or numbness in the feet and hands. A lot of people with sudden onset numbness have Lyme disease. Other causes include alcohol neuropathy, diabetes, spinal nerve injury ...Read more

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Headaches on my left side only in 3 places 2-5 daily and numbness in either my Hans or feet only one at a time 2-5 daily started about 2 1/2 weeks ago?

Headaches on my left side only in 3 places 2-5 daily and numbness in either my Hans or feet only one at a time 2-5 daily started about 2 1/2 weeks ago?

New: needs eval.: If this were chronic and in an otherwise healthy young person, most common answer would be stress. Complex biology but very common syndrome.

When the syndrome is new possibilities are wider. Pay close attention to where your hands and feet feel numbness (indicates involved nerves). Also pay close attention to when you DON'T have symptoms (at this time illness self-controlled). Report to MD ...Read more

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Numbness in feet?

Numbness in feet?

TWO REASONS: Diabetic and alcoholic are the two most common reasons for neuropathy. There are several others. ...Read more

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What could cause lasting numbness in the foot?

What could cause lasting numbness in the foot?

Neuropathy: There are many causes of neuropathy. Have your dr. Evaluate you. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

Maybe: Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs. Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in feet and calves?

What causes numbness in feet and calves?

Nerve pressure: You may have pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more