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What can be done about numbness on the bottom of my feet?

What can be done about numbness on the bottom of my feet?

PN: Sounds like you may have peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, which typically feels like numbness, tingling or burning in your hands and/or feet. Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as injuries, infections, diabetes, metabolic problems, medications, and vitamin B12 deficiency. There are many medications available for this condition. Get evaluated by your doctor! ...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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What can cause the front of my leg on the bend of my foot to be numb?

What can cause the front of my leg on the bend of my foot to be numb?

Nerve entrapment: Nerve may be entrapped or compressed in this area. Could be a biomechanical cause or trauma. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain at the back of my heel?

What can be done about pain at the back of my heel?

Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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I have cold spot about the size of a quarter, on the tops of both my hands and feet. What could causing this?

I have cold spot about the size of a quarter, on the tops of both my hands and feet. What could causing this?

Arterial disease: The sensation of cold on the hands and feet may signify the development of a condition called raynaud's phenomenon, a small vessel arterial disease characterized by an interruption in the blood flow to fingers and toes (and sometimes nose and ears), due to spasms in the blood vessels. If its not raynaud's, then a more definitive exam is needed. ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable numb area on my back, about the size of my palm and to the left of my spine near the bottom of ribs. What could be the cause?

I have an uncomfortable numb area on my back, about the size of my palm and to the left of my spine near the bottom of ribs. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Is there a change in the skin in that are? Have you had any injury to your back.? It coud be something as simple as a dry skin. Have your doctor evaluate you that is the best way to solve this misery. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain under the skin from bumps on the bottom of my feet?

What can I do for the pain under the skin from bumps on the bottom of my feet?

Depends on the bumps: Treatment varies depending on the reason of the "bumps". Some may be due to callus build up underlying prominences. Others may be due to skin overgrown due to a skin virus. Other lumps and bumps may be soft tissue overgrowths or tumors. Have the feet looked at to determine the cause of the problem so that it can be addressed properly. ...Read more

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My feet have been swelling on the bottom and the sides what could this be coming from?

My feet have been swelling on the bottom and the sides what could this be coming from?

Poor shoes: Are your shoes fitting properly? Poor footwear is a common cause of foot swelling/discomfort. Make sure your salt intake isn't too high. Stay hydrated as well (water is appropriate). If the swelling persists, see your physician. They may want to do some blood work. ...Read more

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The toenails on my right foot have started curving under on the sides and the skin around them is peeling. What causes this and what do I do?

The toenails on my right foot have started curving under on the sides  and the skin around them is peeling.  What causes this and what do I do?

Toenails: From your description it sounds like ingrown nails that may be complicated with bacterial infection or fungal infection. Seek the help of a podiatrist . Good luck ! ...Read more

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The tips of my fingers on my right hand are becoming numb what could be the cause of that?

The tips of my fingers on my right hand are becoming numb what could be the cause of that?

Nerve impingement: Carpal and cubical tunnel are nerve impingement syndromes that affect the hand. First line treatment involves night-time splinting. ...Read more

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Are veins in my wrists supposed to be seeable? Also, what could be the cause for the tip of my ring finger being numb?

Are veins in my wrists supposed to be seeable? Also, what could be the cause for the tip of my ring finger being numb?

Wrist veins: Wrist veins are normally visible and may be quite prominent, but those normal veins collapse when you raise your arm above your heart level. Numbness of just a fingertip is usually due to a disturbance of a superficial nerve in the finger from some kind of impingement possibly from a ring. However if numbness spreads to other parts of the hand, get checked for impingement elsewhere like the wrist ...Read more

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What would cause a burning sensation on the bottom of my foot?

What would cause a burning sensation on the bottom of my foot?

Nerves: Most burning type of pain is caused by a nerve problem. Depending on the location of the pain on the bottom of the foot it may be caused by plantar fasciitis entrapping the nerve at the side & bottom of the heel. If at the level of the toes it could be a neuroma. If you are a diabetic it could be neuropathy. If it persists you need to see someone. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot? I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.

What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot?  I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.

Foot blisters: They may occur from friction and rubbing or, depending on the type of blister, could be caused by a fungal infection or dermatitis. A podiatrist can help you with this. ...Read more

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