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What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

Neuropathy: In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What are the causes of neuropathic pain in the feet?

What are the causes of neuropathic pain in the feet?

Several causes: Foot pain can be caused by diabetes, low back injuries, toxic metals, poor circulation, etc. In traditional chinese medicine, the liver is often prioritized for evaluation and treatment. I have found that foot pain from liver sources often are worse when getting up from bed and then subside. ...Read more

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What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

Arthridities vs nerv: This could be a sign of arthridities such as rheumatoid vs possible nerve associated pathology such as neuropathy. I suggest you see your pcp for proper referrals. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

A variety of things: Osteoarthritis, myositiis, nerve damage, inflammatory arthritis, etc make up a number of things that can affect the joints. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

Tingling: This is serious condition, i would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from stroke, to migrane headache, metabolic conditions and even multiple sclerosis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

Muscle tension: Really, nothing to speak of causes only numbness in the lower spine. All i would surmise would be spasms/tension that could conceivably cause only numbness along with tightness. Address the muscle spasm with stretching, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, core exercises, and the rest should subside. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of pain in my knee?

What are the common causes of pain in my knee?

Many, see list: Common causes of knee pain: 1-arthritis(osteo, inflammatory) 2-meniscal tear 3-chondromalacia 4-patellofemoral pain 5-chondromalacia patella 6-patellofemoral arthritis 7-patellar tendinitis 8-prepatellar bursitis 9-iliotibial band friction syndrome 10-quadriceps tendinopathy. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of pain in the back of the heel?

What are probable causes of pain in the back of the heel?

Many: Achilles tendon injuries can be caused by: overuse, misalignment, improper footwear, medication side effects, and/or accidents. Multiple causes often contribute to the same achilles tendon injury. It depend on the person activity. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a growing pain sensation in the legs from the knee down?

What are the causes of a growing pain sensation in the legs from the knee down?

Needs to be seen: There are a variety of causes. Compromised arterial or venous circulation is common, easy to diagnose, and usually treatable. If this is a peripheral neuropathy, which a physician can detect easily, finding the precise cause is one of the most challenging workups in medicine but needs to be done. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are likely causes of pains in the heel of your foot?

What are likely causes of pains in the heel of your foot?

Plantar fasciitis : The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can become inflamed and cause pain with walking and running. It can be treated by stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and heel cups(can get at pharmacy or sports store). Try a google search for the exercises. Sometimes a cortisone injection may help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

What are the causes of stabbing pains in the hands and feet?

Stabbing pains: This is a tough question to answer without enough medical history. There are many different types of syndromes, metabolic, traumatic, congenital, and disease processes that can present with this type of symptomatology. I would recommend you see your pcp if this is current/worsening issue. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of pain in both feet?

So many: You need to give some help here, what part of the foot, when does it hurt? What does the pain feel like? ...Read more

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What are some causes of the burning sensations in your legs?

What are some causes of the burning sensations in your legs?

Burning leg pain: Burning pain in the legs can be due to vascular claudication or lack of enough oxygen due to a bloodvessel constriction. It may also be due to neurogenic claudication, or pressure on the nerve roots in the lower part of the spine. Sometimes a combination of the two, or just fatigue from working out too hard. Speak to your doctor about the circumstances when it occurs. That is key! ...Read more

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