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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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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...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 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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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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What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

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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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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What can I do to try to alleviate numbness in my toes/feet/shins? I've had it for 3 years. Started as toes & has grriwn to include feet/shins.

What can I do to try to alleviate numbness in my toes/feet/shins? I've had it for 3 years. Started as toes & has grriwn to include feet/shins.

Exam: You need to be seen by a Physician to evaluate your symptoms. You will need blood work, x-rays, possible MRI of your lower back. I would start to evaluate also your foot structure to see if your feet need a biomechanical evaluation and orthotics to balance out your gait. But first make an appointment and start to get answers. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in toe and foot. Could I have neuroma?

Pain and numbness in toe and foot. Could I have neuroma?

+Mulder's sign: If the pain and burning is primarily at the base of the 3rd and 4th toes, then neuroma is highly likely. If pain is aggravated by tight shoes or tight stockings this would also be an indication. If the pain is relieved when you remove shoes and it feels better by rubbing the area, a neuroma is highly likely. Try wider shoes. Cortisone/alcohol sclerosing injections are helpful, then surgery. ...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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Numbness in right foot (toes primarily) for 2 days. What could be the cause? I'm a 25 y o females w/ no health problems.

Numbness in right foot (toes primarily) for 2 days. What could be the cause? I'm a 25 y o females w/ no health problems.

Check right shoe.: With no health problems and only affecting the right foot toes, a nerve in the area of the ankle or lower leg has been irritated and is allowing inconsistent conduction. Give it it a couple of days to see if is stops. If no, t then you may have to consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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Bilateral numbness in my feet from the ball to the ends of my toes for about 2 yrs. I am on my feet a lot and I wear flats no heels or flip flops.

Bilateral numbness in my feet from the ball to the ends of my toes for about 2 yrs. I am on my feet a lot and I wear flats no heels or flip flops.

Neuropathy: Although there can be a lot of reasons for numbness to your feet, having numbness to both feet can come from menopause (assuming your age and gender are correct from the history above). There can be other causes of your neuropathy associated with back issues, other medical ailments, alcoholism, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After riding bike in 50 degree temps, noticed big toes getting dark and numbness in feet. Recently noticed feet looking mottled when cold. Cleared up.

After riding bike in 50 degree temps, noticed big toes getting dark and numbness in feet. Recently noticed feet looking mottled when cold. Cleared up.

See below: Could have been from the temperature causing a mild hypothermic reaction but closing down the blood supply.
Good that it is cleared up, but keep the feet warm. ...Read more

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I've had consant pain in my lowet leg I also have numbness and pins and needls in my foot snd num toes?

I've had consant pain in my lowet leg I also have numbness and pins and needls in my foot snd num toes?

Vascular vs Neuro?: The problem could be either vascular or neurological. I am guessing that you have a history of back pain and the pain in the leg is from a lumbar nerve root causing pain to the spinal nerve. Visit your spine specialist to see what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What can I take for numbness in my fingers

What can I take for numbness in my fingers<feet, and toes?

Numbness: First need to clarify why you have these symptoms as such see a neurologist ...Read more

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What are the potential causes of almost daily numbness in the fingers/toes and cold feet?

Autoimmune Diseases: Diabetes is the most common cause of sensory changes in hands/feet. However, more often as not, diabetes starts out with burning pain, leading to numbness. Another possiblity is circulatory disturbances, caused by autoimmune disorders, such as reynauds or buerger's diseases. You may want to visit with you family physician about testing to see if you are haveing vasoconstrictory episodes. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how I solve this

I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how I solve this

Sciatica: Go to your doctor and have an evaluation with an emg. It can detect if there is some nerve compression either from the back area or from the leg area. ...Read more

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Help! I just have sudden pain/tingling/numbness in big toe & unusual discomfort on soles of feet.?

Pain: Any description such as this merits an evaluation. See your podiatrist for that evaluation and a treatment plan. There are many possibilities here and may well encompass more than one problem. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in one foot along with burning, excruciating pain in two toes of that same foot?

Probably a neuroma: These symptoms in between the 2 toes are usually classic symptoms of a morton's neuroma- a pinched nerve in between the metatarsal/toe area. See your podiatrist so that the neuroma symptoms do not get worse or grows larger. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has walks on his toes, complains of numbness in his feet at night and his big toes are starting to curl in.?

My 8 year old son has walks on his toes, complains of numbness in his feet at night and his big toes are starting to curl in.?

Neurologic: The symptoms you have described are suggestive of a neurologic disorder. A pediatric neurologist should be on your child's care team! ...Read more

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Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Foot massage: Foot massage is extremely helpful for foot numbness because it increases circulation. Numbness is due to decreased circulation especially to nerves which alter sensation. It's not likely a pinched nerve per se but compression of all your foot structures. A soak and massage should be good....And laying off the high heels may be good too. :-). ...Read more

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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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I've had transient numbness in 2-3 toes on each foot for 5 years. I think it's expanding to my calves. Is that weird? Is that even possible?

I've had transient numbness in 2-3 toes on each foot for 5 years. I think it's expanding to my calves. Is that weird? Is that even possible?

Yes weird: Most numbness is do to a nerve problem but it would usually involve the total foot and ankle and not just be 2 toes and the calf separately.
May want to see a neurologist ...Read more

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My 23 months old baby, was injected on the buttocks and 5 week now is experiencing pain at the toes, numbness of the feet and coldness at the feet?

My 23 months old baby, was injected on the buttocks and 5 week now is experiencing pain at the toes, numbness of the feet and coldness at the feet?

Buttock: Injections are given in the upper-outer quadrant of the buttocks in order to avoid injury to the sciatic nerve. I assume this is where the injection was given. But we doctors don't have x-ray vision (yet), and not all sciatic nerves follow the anatomy book, so it's possible, on rare occasions, to injure the sciatic nerve even if the injection is given properly. ...Read more

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For 5 years I've had numbness in the three middle toes on both feet. It come&goes but is present most of the time. What is this? I wear proper shoes!

For 5 years I've had numbness in the three middle toes on both feet. It come&goes but is present most of the time. What is this? I wear proper shoes!

Possible nerve issue: You may have a neuroma, which is an injured nerve between the toes. Also, lower back problems can sometimes cause numbness in both feet. Follow-up with a podiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have pain on the top of my right foot. I also have numbness in my middle toe and some burning on the bottom of that foot, what could be causing this?

I have pain on the top of my right foot. I also have numbness in my middle toe and some burning on the bottom of that foot, what could be causing this?

Pain with burning: And numbness into your toe sounds like a neuroma. A nerve which might be irritated or compressed. Wear loose shoes and seek a podiatrist help if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness and cold in my feet for several days. It started as my whole foot but now it is only my toes. Should I be of concern? If so from what specialist should I seek attention and if not what are my next steps

I have been experiencing numbness and cold in my feet for several days. It started as my whole foot but now it is only my toes. Should I be of concern? If so from what specialist should I seek attention and if not what are my next steps

Neuropathy, Raynauds: Sounds like it can be either neuropathy or Raynaud's. Either one can be treated with medication. Seek out the help of either a podiatrist or neurologist. Make sure you wear shoes that are not too tight. This can make things worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

What is effective for numbness in feet & toes & legs?

That would depend: On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem. So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example I provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

Neuroma: It is possible to have the interdigital nerve be compressed in that area. This refers to a neuroma. The symptoms may cause pain, numbness and tingling in the toes. Try wearing wider shoes and otc supports. If symptoms persist seek medical care. ...Read more

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Numbness in my right foot especially in my big toe two weeks after epidural; procedure?

Numbness in my right foot especially in my big toe two weeks after epidural; procedure?

Call your doc: This I not normal, assuming, it is a new problem. Call, the doc who, performed this, injection for a reevaluation. Occasionally nerves become, irritated during the procedure, and you need a correct diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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I have this weird come and go tingling and numbness in my right foot throughout 3 toes at the ball of my foot...What is it?

I have this weird come and go tingling and numbness in my right foot throughout 3 toes at the ball of my foot...What is it?

Probable neuroma: There is a high probability you have the symptoms of a morton's neuroma. A neuroma often causes tingling and numbness, as well as, shooting pain in the ball of the foot. Removing shoe pressure or placing a metatarsal pad behind the metatarsals on the bottom of the foot may help. A podiatrist may also try a cortisone or sclerosing type injection for relief. Surgery may be an option later. ...Read more

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For the last 5 days my second and third toe are numb on my right foot. I feel nO pain just numbness. What could this be? I have no other symPtoms.

For the last 5 days my second and third toe are numb on my right foot. I feel nO pain just numbness. What could this be? I have no other symPtoms.

Morton's neuroma: An enlarged nerve (morton's neuroma) commonly will give symptoms as described.

See a foot specialist (pediatric or orthopedic) for an evaluation. MRI or ultrasound will help confirm.

If numbness becomes more generalized then I would start with a neurologist's evaluation. ...Read more

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I experience numbness and tingling pain in my toes when my feet get cold (had untreated frostbite 40 years ago. Is there anything I can do for this?

I experience numbness and tingling pain in my toes when my feet get cold (had untreated frostbite 40 years ago. Is there anything I can do for this?

You may speak to: Your pcp regarding calcium channel blockers or topical nitropaste or possibly even viagra (sildenafil) (seriously) or another long acting nitrate. Avoid caffeine, smoking and get some warm socks (seriously) make sure you do not also have new onset of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy due to that or another issues such as thyroid disease or some neurological issue you are blaming it all on frostbite. ...Read more

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On 4 drug TB trtmnt started in feb'15. 7-8 days ago started feeling mild numbness n tingling in both feet and toes. What is it? Should I be worried?

On 4 drug TB trtmnt started in feb'15. 7-8 days ago started feeling mild numbness n tingling in both feet and toes. What is it? Should I be worried?

Don't know what -: -drugs U R on. My wife was on 3 meds for TB and had no such complication, so U can Google the drugs and read about the side effects. If it is a side effect but transient, it will go away when treatment is over. 2 B sure call Ur treating infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes, then I get pain and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes, then I get pain and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

From what you: Share you may have a few issues or you may have one issue and it really needs to be examined. It is plausible you have a tarsal tunnel syndrome. It is plausible you have a neuroma and plantar fascitiis together. A good foot doc should be able to get to the bottom of your problem. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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