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Numbness in sole & hot pain in feet. Neuroma?

Numbness in sole & hot pain in feet. Neuroma?

Maybe something else: Neuromas are impingements of the interdigital nerves, and usually cause pain and symptoms and pain in the balls of the feet and toes usually. If a larger area of the foot is involved, it could be tarsal tunnel- a nerve impingment at the ankle. See a podiatrist, as he/she can diagnose this, and help to rule out possible medical reasons for it (like in neuropathy). ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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I have painful and numbness in the sole and upper feet, sometimes the numbness goes all the way to my back and legs. I have a lot of foot issues too?

I have painful and numbness in the sole and upper feet, sometimes the numbness goes all the way to my back and legs. I have a lot of foot issues too?

Lower back problem?: It is not uncommon for nerves that are pinched in the lower back, more specifically the lumbar spine area, to cause these symptoms. I believe that a consultation with a spine specialist and an MRI of the lumbar spine would be appropriate. This condition is called lumbar radiculopathy. Hope this helps! ...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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I keep getting the sensation of needle pricks and numbness on the soles of my feet. Pinched nerve?

I keep getting the sensation of needle pricks and numbness on the soles of my feet. Pinched nerve?

Maybe: There are a few things to consider initially. A "pinched nerve" is one. Neuropathy from things like diabetes (or pre-diabetes), alcohol & a few other conditions could be an issue. You might have a foot problem such as a morton's neuroma or plantar fasciitis (which is often painful). This is a partial list; a good history, exam & possibly some testing could narrow things down & give some direction. ...Read more

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Can lower back issues like compressed, bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Can lower back issues like compressed, bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Yes, but: Stop guessing and see your doctor, as you could be correct if you are compressing bilateral S-1 roots, but instead, you could have peripheral neuropathy or even tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?

Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?

Nerve: Most common causes are:

herniated disk causing pressure on one of the nerves going to the foot (radiculopathy). Tarsal tunnel syndrome also can cause these kinds oif symptoms.

See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Broken ankle last year. Numbness on sole of foot and when I raise my toes it feels like block in paw of foot op block damaged nerve. Can it be fixed?

Broken ankle last year. Numbness on sole of foot and when I raise my toes it feels like block in paw of foot op block damaged nerve. Can it be fixed?

Ask your surgeon, or: If your surgeon doesn't think it can be repaired, don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion. Also, was it numb since the surgery or just lately? If lately, you can have a Morton's Neuroma in your foot that causes tingling and pain and can certainly be treated. (It's a painful bundle of nerves.) ...Read more

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Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Cold feet: You don't mention if your feet warm with socks or under a blanket. If they do not, seek medical attention right away. The dry skin can be related to circulation as can the discoloration. See your podiatrist or your dermatologist. ...Read more

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

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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Can spironolactone hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause numbess in soles of feet. I was switched from triamterne hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 3 weeks ago and numbness seems to be escalating.?

Can spironolactone hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause numbess in soles of feet. I was switched from triamterne hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 3 weeks ago and numbness seems to be escalating.?

Spironolactone HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Is not generally known to cause numbness anywhere, but that's not to say it's impossible. But it can cause an adverse reaction that can lead to numbness.

You must discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the spironolactone/hctz. ...Read more

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Skin feels like sun burnt. Palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. Right arm aches. Numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin feels like sun burnt. Palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. Right arm aches. Numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin tightness: MS is a neurologic condition in which symptoms are separated in time and space. Your symptoms do not sound like MS and your MRI was negative. If your neurologist is suspicious of MS, a spinal tap may also be diagnostic. You may also consult a dermatologist regarding possible dermatosclerosis. Otherwise, your doctor may need to perform a physical including serology for thyroid dysfunction. ...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 under foot numbness?

What causes under foot numbness?

Many things: Diabetic neuropathy, tight fitting shoes, nerve entrapment, neuroma. Best bet is see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have found that high voltage electrical stimulation therapy can be helpful with nerve injury and degeneration. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in in the foot should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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I have unexpected numbness in my right foot?

What part of the: Foot? If by 3rd and th toe could be from neuroma, if tips of toes make sure shoes fit right, tarsal tunnel is an option as is low back pain or systemic disease. I.E diabetes. More info is required to help....A foot doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

Hyperventilation: This is a common cause and can include episodic chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, and sense of doom. See a doctor and have some basic tests. Breath holding exercises, relaxation therapies, yoga, biofeedback, and practice at heartmath. Com can help to reverse the problem. Calcium and b- vitamins might help. Avoid coffee. You might need to train your mind to control your body. ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness top of shoulder an foot?

Why do I have numbness top of shoulder an foot?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about numbness on part of my right foot?

What can I do about numbness on part of my right foot?

Depends: Numbness is a nerve issue. This could be a localized nerve problem, but this is rare. Hard to know what part of your foot you were talking about as well. However see your local area podiatrist and go from there. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Foot numbness?

Lost that feeling.: Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory elements of the foot. ...Read more

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Can foot numbness be caused by a change in physical activity?

Can foot numbness be caused by a change in physical activity?

Yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome may be worsened by marathon running or vigourous jumping. Involves entrapment of posterior tibial nerve at medial ankle. Getting off feet may help. A good podiatrist can benefit all of this. ...Read more

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Can foot numbness come from change in level of physical activity?

Can foot numbness come from change in level of physical activity?

Yes: There are a number of factors that would influence foot numbness and activity level including pathomechanics, impingement syndrome, peripheral edema, shoe stability/fit/type, metabolic syndrome, repetitive injury, incomplete rest from previous injury. An examination is indicated. ...Read more

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Random numbness and Buring around the ball of my foot on the inside not the outside any clue?

Random numbness and Buring around the ball of my foot on the inside not the outside any clue?

Could be a neuroma: Pain under the metatarsal heads (Ball of the foot) is very commonly caused by a Morton's neuroma. This occurs between the 3rd and 4th toes, although neuromas can be found between the 2nd and 3rd. In such a case the nerve under the foot supplying the 2 adjacent toes with feeling, becomes entrapped or degenerated. Acute trauma can cause this. Burning and numbness generally tells me nerve! ...Read more

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I am 77 and pretty healthy. I still work 5 days a week. My feet are always cold and I feel a little numbness at the sole. What should I do?

I am 77 and pretty healthy. I still work 5 days a week. My feet are always cold and I feel a little numbness at the sole. What should I do?

You should visit: A doctor for a complete history and physical exam. Feet coldness can possibly be due to raynaud's, on the otherhand, it can be secondary to an under active thyroid. Point is there are many possibilities. Numbness can be a neuroma, a tarsal tunnel, a vitamin deficiency, secondary to a side effect of another medicine, back issues etc....See a doc so they can pin point your problems. ...Read more

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What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

Probably nerve: Compression in the spine. Could be another cause but this one is most likely. See a pain specialist for a good physical exam and an MRI which may or may not show disk herniation in the spine. ...Read more

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What causes numbness from the knee down to the foot?

What causes numbness from the knee down to the foot?

Disc herniation: Most common cause of numbness in the leg is a disc herniation or compression of the nerves in the back. ...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