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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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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...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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June left foot numb then calf, knee thigh and 2 months arm did mri xray, bugling disc on right side pain getting worse and numbness spreading why?

Cervical disc: Not unusual for patients in their 50-60s to have wear of their discs in both neck and low back which as they wear produces narrowing of the bony tunnels leading away from the spinal cord., When this occurs the nerves in both the neck and low back become pinched, This can lead to pain, numbness and tingling, weakness So this is not a case of spreading, Rather it's a process occurring simultaneo ...Read more

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Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

What the heel is it.: Continuing to exercise at this point may inadvertently do further damage to the nerve involved. Would be best to get a evaluation to safeguard against prolonging your condition. ...Read more

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I'm 34 F have pain &tingling in left back knee, calf, hamstring & back (No swelling/redness) Numbness on heel & last 2fingers in arm. Have mild scolios?

I'm 34 F have pain &tingling in left back knee, calf, hamstring & back (No swelling/redness) Numbness on heel & last 2fingers in arm. Have mild scolios?

Too much: In all those anatomic distributions, I don't believe there is any one single diagnosis that can be invoked as an explanation. I'm afraid you have numerous areas of rheumatism and arthritis - I don't think your mild scoliosis is a factor here. ...Read more

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Why is my left calf and foot and toes numb?

Why is my left calf and foot and toes numb?

Knee compression: Sound like a possible nerve compression. See a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon for treatment fast. ...Read more

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I was kneeling for over an hour and my legs kept going numb. It's been over 24 hours and my left calf and foot is still partially numb. Suggestions?

I was kneeling for over an hour and my legs kept going numb. It's been over 24 hours and my left calf and foot is still partially numb. Suggestions?

Neurapraxia: Neurapraxia is the mildest form of crush injury to a nerve, where the axon and myelin sheath are still intact. The transient reduction of blood flow from repeated crush injury (i.e. Kneeling for over an hour) leads to loss of sensory +/- motor function, which may take up to 8 weeks to completely recover, but happens earlier in most cases. The sensation will come back, give it time to heal. ...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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I have numbness by the side of my left foot, almost to the ankle. Irritating, sometimes I don't sleep due to changing position of the leg.

I have numbness by the side of my left foot, almost to the ankle. Irritating, sometimes I don't sleep due to changing position of the leg.

Lumbar spine: Consider l-5 disc protrusion or spinal stenosis. This is also the distribution of the sural nerve - check to see if you have an irregularity in the shape of the ankle area (lump?) that could represent something impinging on this nerve or if this numb feeling changes with movement of your foot/ankle versus movement of your spine/sleep position. Does it stop when you sleep in fetal position? ...Read more

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The skin over my left calf is numb and I have a vibration sensation in my left lateral foot. Symptoms started last evening not resolved with rice?

The skin over my left calf is numb and I have a vibration sensation in my left lateral foot. Symptoms started last evening not resolved with rice?

Vibration Feeling: This is just a description of the sensation and could be from a circulation problem or a nerve problem.
It could also be from nothing none and many patients have this without any underlying condition.
Have a good neurological exam from your gp or from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have lumber nerve root numbess in left leg foot right foot did epidula speriod shot pain, numbness got worse dr said shot not working what may help?

Have lumber nerve root numbess in left leg foot right foot did epidula speriod shot pain, numbness got worse dr said shot not working what may help?

Stretching: Try lower back stretching exercises and do them daily and religiously. Even yoga can help. There are many YouTube videos that will get you started. Flexibility and strength will surely help. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have numbness on my left leg from the knee down and it's been like 2 months already and tonight it just spread to my foot what's happening?

I have numbness on my left leg from the knee down and it's been like 2 months already and tonight it just spread to my foot what's happening?

You need a test: If your numbness is only on the left side, you may have a pinched nerve. You should get a nerve test from a podiatry office or a neurologist. ...Read more

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