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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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I have tingling in right heel on one single spot and also between third and fourth toe. It comes and goes, one day a week, transient but it never goes?

I have tingling in right heel on one single spot and also between third and fourth toe. It comes and goes, one day a week, transient but it never goes?

Hmmmm: That is a tough one, may be nerve irritation any time "tingling" is involved, or could be bone/heel spur that comes and goes as far as the pain/tingling foes? A foot dr. (podiatrist) would be able to best provide you with the most plausible diagnosis and best subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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I've been waking up at night, irritated because the heels of my feet are tingling(like ants). Also, some stretching (lower back) makes me feel dizzy.

I've been waking up at night, irritated because the heels of my feet are tingling(like ants).  Also, some stretching (lower back) makes me feel dizzy.

Feet Tingling: Symptoms like this frequently come from the back, so I would start with a neurologist or physiatrist to check that area. The treatment can be simply rotating your mattress, reducing the hours sitting during the day, to more complicated. Here is a video that talks about it. Dr Rich Blake https://youtu.be/E0E60NpOSHg ...Read more

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Why when i drink (once a month) next day bad joint pain (hips, jaw, ankle, heel) and tingling all day in some fingers. Age 35, female, good health?

Why when i drink (once a month) next day bad joint pain (hips, jaw, ankle, heel) and tingling all day in some fingers. Age 35, female, good health?

Could be a number of: Things. I would recommend avoiding drinking and see your pcp just to make sure there are no other issues you are just noticing when you feel poorly. If it is just related to drinking, it could be related to dehydration, which could cause some joint pain but not normally tingling in fingers. You may also be noticing some increased inflammation which can be aggravated by alcohol. Worse with wine?Ra? ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my heel?

Nerve: Compression, or inflammation to the bottom of the heel such as with a heel spur or plantar fascitiis. Sometimes, nerve impingement in your back or at the level of the tarsal tunnel can cause similiar pain. ...Read more

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Wanting to know why I keep having tingling feeling in heels while I am laying down in bed.

Lower back..: If it is only while you are lying in bed, you would have to consider the increased pressure on the nerves involved in the lower back. This could be as simple as your bed, To remove all doubt, try lying on a firmed bed before visiting a specialist. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on heel of feet?

What causes tingling on heel of feet?

This can be: an entrapped nerve. Sometimes referred to as tarsal tunnel syndrome or a basters nerve entrapment. If its on both feet it may be due to a systemic disease like diabetes. There are many causes, I am just mentioning common ones here. ...Read more

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I am only 16 and have no health conditions. I get an occasional tingling sensation in my heels. What could cause this? Is it a concern?

I am only 16 and have no health conditions. I get an occasional tingling sensation in my heels. What could cause this? Is it a concern?

Should not be concer: If you are in good health and have had medical check ups with your pediatrician, than there should not be a concern.But if it persists and gets worse get it checked. ...Read more

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Tingling in left heel when laying in a semi supine position. What could it be?

Could be many things: Is that the only time it hurts? What about when you arise from laying down? When your walking? It could be plantar fascitiis, tarsal tunnel or even a radiculopathy from your back. More info would be helpful.... ...Read more

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Bottom of heel pops when go onto tiptoe.Feels like strumming of harp strings, followed by cold tingling sensation in heel & ankle. What can this be?

Bottom of heel pops when go onto tiptoe.Feels like strumming of harp strings, followed by cold tingling sensation in heel & ankle. What can this be?

Cord or Chord ??: The cold, tingling sensation of the heel and ankle is be caused by a temporary disruption of normal nerve impulses in a rather substantial nerve supplying the heel and ankle. The cause is no doubt from the harp string strumming and popping of one or more of the various, rather robust soft tissue elements located in that area of the foot. Start the evaluation by a seeing a specialist of foot/ankle. ...Read more

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