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What to do when a diabetic foot is in sort of numb and feels weird?

What to do when a diabetic foot is in sort of numb and feels weird?

Multiple factors: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. Narcotics will mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

A diabetic foot is a simply the foot of a person with diabetes. Because of the nature of diabetes, a diabetic foot has certain risk factors that make observing and practicing good ...Read more


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When walking I have a strange, sensation from the ball of my foot and it goes to my 4th toe. Is this serious?

When walking I have a strange, sensation from the ball of my foot and it goes to my 4th toe. Is this serious?

Neuroma: It sounds like you have a 3rd interspace neuroma also known as a morton's neuroma a scarring and enlargement of the common digital nerve. See your podiatrist who can perform sclerosing injections and rid you of all the pain.Thesee are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate and remove the conductive covering on the nerve and will not allow painful nerve transmissions. Better than surgery. ...Read more

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It feels like I have a lump in my throat and it sometimes burns. And tingling sensation in legs and arms. Do you know what it could be wrong ?

It feels like I have a lump in my throat and it sometimes burns. And tingling sensation in legs and arms. Do you know what it could be wrong ?

Symptoms are vague: Really difficult to give an authoritative answer with this info and no physical exam. Many more questions need to be answered. Do you smoke or not? Your past medical history, do you presently take any medication? what is your occupation?, do you have any allergies?, what does your throat exam look like? If your problems continue make an appointment with a Dr. for an exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tingling numbness in my feet when i wake up. Is this a sign of diabetes?

What to do if I have a tingling numbness in my feet when i wake up. Is this a sign of diabetes?

Could be...: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

What to do if I have to walk about or exercise my leg and foot goes numb. I can still feel my legbut that feeling in the leg and foot instead. What could that be?

See physician.: Could be a problem originating in back. May also be as simple as getting better foot support with shoes and orthotics. This must be evaluated to make the correct determination. ...Read more

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Quite often, for some strange reason I get pins and needle in the tip of my fingers that lasts a day or just under, do you know what this could be?

Quite often, for some strange reason I get pins and needle in the tip of my fingers that lasts a day or just under, do you know what this could be?

Get an eval: Several things can lead to hand tingling Cervical disc or cord compression, brachial plexopathy, compression at cubital, carpal tunnels or guyan canals, or neuropathy. See a PMR doc or neurologist for evaluation ...Read more

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My leg and foot is still numb and tingling a week after an epidural and other foot is just tingly. What can I do to get my feeling back?

My leg and foot is still numb and tingling a week after an epidural and other foot is just tingly. What can I do to get my feeling back?

Epidural : If you had epidural for a herniated disc, 1 week is long enough to start feeling the difference, if it was done properly by a qualified physician. If the disc is physically pressing on the nerves, it may not help and you either wait or get surgery. Avoid prolonged sitting. Get regular therapy. Walk. Avoid lifting, bending. ...Read more

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Why do I do for a sore pain in the center of the ball of my foot that is going into my? I don't have diabetes or flat feet.

Why do I do for a sore pain in the center of the ball of my foot that is going into my? I don't have diabetes or flat feet.

Metatarsalgia: Most likely, if the pain is under the second metatarsal bone. Important to wear a comfortable soft flat shoe. A cortisone injection in the area will jumpstart the healing process. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my neck it burns and gets very like pins and needles? This is driving me crazy. I get numbness in the hand also please help

What could be wrong with my neck it burns and gets very like pins and needles? This is driving me crazy. I get numbness in the hand also please help

Neuropathy: You may have neck- cervical spine disc disease causing a nerve root compression. Get an MRI of neck and consult your doctor. Depending what your evaluation will reveal, treatment will be recomanded, sometimes only physical therapy. ...Read more

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The vein on bottom of my foot gets constricted and it pulls my toes a certain way... I am in extreme pain when this happens, what is this?

The vein on bottom of my foot gets constricted and it pulls my toes a certain way... I am in extreme pain when this happens, what is this?

May not be vein: It may not be a vein issue, but more like a tendon/muscle issue. You also may just be dehydrated or low on potassium. Try increasing potassium foods like bananas or baked potatoes, and try drinking more noncaffeine fluids (water is good). If this does not help, see your pcp. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad as when i first hurt it. And you can look at the outer part of my ankle where that little ball joint is ( i think its called a talus?

What do you suggest for bad as when i first hurt it. And you can look at the outer part of my ankle where that little ball joint is ( i think its called a talus?

I think: Your referring to the lateral malleolus or distal fibula not the talus. If you have pain there from an injury i would visit a doctor.You may have ripped ligaments, or had an avulsion fracture which may or may not have healed properly.....You may need xrays or MRI in addition to clinical exam. ...Read more

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Im recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft i need to know what i need to worry abou?

Im recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft i need to know what i need to worry abou?

Pressure sore: if the skin is red, a bit numb, and starting to feel mushy then this could be the result of too much pressure to the area. Be sure not to rest the heel in the same position to avoid a wound developing ...Read more

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I have a lot of foot pain, and numbness in my toes along with severe swelling troubles walking tingling. I really want to get to the bottom of this :(?

I have a lot of foot pain, and numbness in my toes along with severe swelling troubles walking tingling. I really want to get to the bottom of this :(?

Begin the task.: All it takes is a thorough exam and probably a few tests including an x-ray or two and you're on your way to finding the cause of your concern. There are many possibilities and only by exam can some of the be eliminated. ...Read more

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What can I do to help numbness in ms? At the moment i just have vague numbness in an arm and a very numb finger but i'm scared of it getting worse

What can I do to help numbness in ms? At the moment i just have vague numbness in an arm and a very numb finger but i'm scared of it getting worse

Treatments??: You say you have ms, have had optic neuritis, and now numbness. Am perplexed, as you do not list any specific disease modifying therapy. Are you seeing a neurologist, are you on medication? If not, you should be. Is your numbness secondary to a peripheral nerve comorbidity, such as ulnar nerve issue? Has this been checked with emg? This requires management by an expert neurologist. ...Read more

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My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

Could be: The symptoms you are talking about suggest a small nerve branch that is pinched on the side of your thumb. These do not sound like much to worry about. Give it some time. Most often this symptom is caused by a mild injury to the nerve in the thumb that heals in 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms last longer than it would be appropriate to have more evaluation. ...Read more

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