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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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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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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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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

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A sharp tingling pain in my left foot and down to the ankles and toes. I have a history of sciatica but there was never any pain on the left side?

A sharp tingling pain in my left foot and down to the ankles and toes. I have a history of sciatica but there was never any pain on the left side?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Doctor ever night pain right knee and tingling feeling right foot what could it be?

Doctor ever  night pain right knee and tingling feeling right foot what could it be?

Many things: Your symptoms could be many things. Ranging from muscle spasm in your lower back to inflammation of your knee. Best, to discuss your symptoms with your doctor and have a comprehensive examination of your leg. ...Read more

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Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle,pain shoots in leg,achy,can't walk on long.

Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle,pain shoots in leg,achy,can't walk on long.

Get a repeat x-ray: There may still be a fracture, especially if there is point tenderness. Of course, it is also possible there is a ligament or tendon injury but it may be hard to get your insurance company to OK an MRI. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot tingling?

What is the definition or description of: Foot tingling?

Paraesthesia: This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related to small fiber nerves in the feet. ...Read more

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Why is my foot tingling?

Why is my foot tingling?

Tingling: Tingling in the foot/feet has a lot of causes. If in one foot, it could be a neuroma or disc problem. If in both feet it could be neuropathy from medication or a disease process. Check with a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my bottom of my foot tingling today?

Why is my bottom of my foot tingling today?

Tingling: Is it one foot or both? Do you have back problems? Diabetic, vitamin deficiency? I need more info. Could be you slept on it wrong and it just fell asleep. ...Read more

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Is it common for foot injuries to cause foot tingling?

Is it common for foot injuries to cause foot tingling?

Yes: Injuries will cause swelling that will often create pressure on the nerves. ...Read more

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How do I stop the foot tingling sensation i get from a damaged nerve?

How do I stop the foot tingling sensation i get from a damaged nerve?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why is my right foot tingling on the top when i touch it its been like this for 2 days?

Why is my right foot tingling on the top when i touch it its been like this for 2 days?

Nerve related: Issues are usually the problem when complaining of tingling. The exact location of the tingling would help one differentiate which nerve is involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Gianni Persich
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Foot Tingling (Definition)

This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related to small fiber ...Read more