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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...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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Numbness on left side?

Numbness on left side?

Numbness: Which part of body is involved?. Onset sudden or gradual?. Any other symptoms?. ...Read more

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Can wintergreen cause numbness?

Yes: When applied to the skin it can cause a warm and numb feeling. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fhand numbness?

What is the cause of fhand numbness?

Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could produce numbness in back?

What could produce numbness in back?

Neuropathy: Really depends upon where in the back you're talking about. It can be due to a neuritis which is an inflammation of the nerves. We sometimes see this after someone has had an epidural. Your numbness could also be due to disk or facet disease. Only a proper history and physical exam by your physician can shed light on the subject. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about numbness?

Should I be concerned about numbness?

Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more