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Doctor insights on: Pain And Tingling In Foot

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Pinched nerve: This sounds a lot like a pinched nerve in the neck. The left foot tingling is unusual for a pinched nerve in the neck so it would suggest a different diagnosis or 2 separate unrelated diagnoses. ...Read more

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Twisted ankle 3weeks ago & still in pain. past few days tingling in foot.What would cause tingling/should I go to urgent care or wait 3days to see dr ?

Twisted ankle 3weeks ago & still in pain. past few days tingling in foot.What would cause tingling/should I go to urgent care or wait 3days to see dr ?

Difficult to say: If there is significant swelling, you can be developing compartment syndrome which represents a potentially devastating condition that needs emergent treatment. If there is no significant weakness nor swelling, you can probably wait the 3 days. ...Read more

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Experiencing pain and tingling in left leg/foot. MRI shows herniated disc L4 L5 with L5 nerve impingement but EMG was normal. Get a 2nd EMG?

Experiencing pain and tingling  in left leg/foot. MRI shows herniated disc L4 L5 with L5 nerve impingement but EMG was normal. Get a 2nd EMG?

Physical therapy: In a case where there are symptoms of nerve impingement, and some tests show it (MRI) and others don't (EMG), this may reflect the positional and postural nature of the way our spinal cord and nerve roots move in our body. Rather than get more testing, consider physical therapy. If several weeks of PT had no benefit, then follow-up in person with a neurologist, physiatrist, or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my back pain and foot tingling?

Pinched nerve: An injury to spinal disk or a nerve in the back can create both of the problems you mentioned. ...Read more

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I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot. What's wrong?

I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot.  What's wrong?

Local nerve: trauma? Dear ErikD, I wonder if your sneaker is rubbing your toe in the area where the nerve run. sometimes, tight shoes can cause this or frequent small traumas to the area when running. You might want to change sneakers or protect the area better. Dr. C ...Read more