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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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Numbness (Definition)

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


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Had chiropractic treatment on 16/1/14 now my left calf and all my left foot is numb I have fibromyalgia but never had this numbness this bad before?

Had chiropractic treatment on 16/1/14 now my left calf and all my left foot is numb I have fibromyalgia but never had this numbness this bad before?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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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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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What is going on? When i bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so i don't know what's going on. Am i having a s

What is going on? When i bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so i don't know what's going on. Am i having a s

Is trigonum: This is likely tendon related. By moving your big toe open down, you're using the long flexor to the toe. You may have an extra bone behind your ankle called an os trigonum. This can literally shoot pain up into your leg. Otherwise, this could be related to carpel tunnel syndrome. Read about both on the internet. See local podiatrist. ...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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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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I have been experincing numbness in my right foot and I'm trying to determine if I'm feeling tingling or chills in my left upper part of my leg. ?

I have been experincing numbness in my right foot and I'm trying to determine if I'm feeling tingling or chills in my left upper part of my leg. ?

Neuro Exam: of legs is in order. Have vibratory sense, temperature sense, strenght , gait and reflexes checked as part of the assessment . May need EMG-NCV as well. ...Read more

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