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Can a cortisone shot cause numbness as since having 1 3 months ago my foot & toes go numb when I walk for more than 30min I have plantar fibromatomis?

Can a cortisone shot cause numbness as since having 1 3 months ago my foot & toes go numb when I walk for more than 30min I have plantar fibromatomis?

I do not think so: Most likely what are suffering from a neuroma between the toes, the symptoms you mention are typical to that. Check it out. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Every time I go 4 a walk as exercise my toes go numb what would cause this? Shoes are not the problem

Every time I go 4 a walk as exercise my toes go numb what would cause this? Shoes are not the problem

Foot vs. Back: Enlarged nerves in between the metatarsal bones (morton's neuroma)can cause the type of symptoms u r experiencing.

Radiculopathy from either central disc or spinal stenosis can cause it as well.

Get evaluated by a neurologist or and orthopedic surgeon is a good start


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My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever I walk. What causes this?

See a doctor: There are many reasons for tingling and numbness in the feet, such as neuropathy of diabetes, thyroid issues, spine issues, nerve irritations among others. See a doctor to help diagnose, then treat this problem. ...Read more

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What cause my toes to go numb every now and than? It hurts to walk when they're numb!

What cause my toes to go numb every now and than? It hurts to walk when they're numb!

Neuropathy: Symptoms of neuropathy can range anywhere from numbness, tingling, or burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. Get evaluated and professionally treated. ...Read more

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When I walk for more than 30 minutes I get severe ankle pain and numb toes and foot it goes away when I take weight off foot what is causing it and why?

When I walk for more than 30 minutes I get severe ankle pain and numb toes and foot it goes away when I take weight off foot what is causing it and why?

It would be: Important to determine why you are getting the numb toes. Is it a neuroma? Tarsal tunnel? Lower back problem? As it sounds like you ahve some form of nerve compression. Similarly "sever" ankle pain - needs to be examined properly by physical exam and possibly x-rays. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation (phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

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My left pinky toe have been numb for 2 days, and when I walk and press on it, it causes some pain and weird feeling. What should I do?

My left pinky toe have been numb for 2 days, and when I walk and press on it, it causes some pain and weird feeling. What should I do?

Make sure your: Shoes are the correct size. Is the toe straight? Or does it lean into the fourth? You May have a hammertoe with an adductovarus rotation that is being compressed in a shoe.
Seek help of foot doctor if shoe modification does not help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?

What does it mean when I have pain in my lower back down my legs and my toes are numb. I can't walk or move around?

Means you: Need to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation before you cripple yourself. You have serious nerve impingement going on. ...Read more

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Get Tingling and numbness in the 3 middle toes both feet. Stopped wearing shoes with heels 3 months. Starting to run/walk. Have good shoes. No help.

Get Tingling and numbness in the 3 middle toes both feet. Stopped wearing shoes with heels 3 months. Starting to run/walk. Have good shoes. No help.

Possible neuroma: Your symptoms sound nerve related. When nerves are compressed in the forefoot region they become inflamed and sometimes injured. This condition is known as a neuroma. You have started conservative tx by getting out of the high heels and into wider shoes. Custom insoles with metatarsal pads will also relieve pressure on nerves. Try OTC NSAIDS. If symptoms persist follow up with foot doc. ...Read more

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My toe always feels numb for sometime when I wake up from sleep & its only the right leg. When I walk it feels like have being choked with needle.?

My toe always feels numb for sometime when I wake up from sleep & its only the right leg. When I walk it feels like have being choked with needle.?

Neuropathy: This could be a sign of neuropaty, a problem with the sensory nerves. There are many causes of neuropathy, the most common is diabetes. Appropriate testing and evaluation will lead to the underlying problem ...Read more

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I do not have any complications as my blood and sugar levels are normal, but my feet feel numb. When I run or walk I cannot feel my toes. What could this be?

I do not have any complications as my blood and sugar levels are normal, but my feet feel numb. When I run or walk I cannot feel my toes. What could this be?

Neuropathy: Your problems are secondary to any one or a combination of a condition known as neuropathy. Without a comprehensive examination as well as several testing modalities, it is impossible to answer your query. I suggest you consult with your primary physician or a competent neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause my toes on both feet to be sore and numb, worse when l walk. Also cant walk barefoot, hurts. Dr said from back but hard to believe?

Sore feet: Misalignment in back can cause pain in legs and feet. Please see a foot doctor who can give you a more specific diagnosis and treatment, perhaps inserts for your shoes. Are you diabetic? That can be the issue also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Small red and purple dots on top of feet and toes, with numbness and major pain when standind can't walk without shoes fatique overall sick feeling?

Small red and purple dots on top of feet and toes, with numbness and major pain when standind can't walk without shoes fatique overall sick feeling?

THIS IS CONCERNING: The dots might represent petechiae, a manifestation of small areas of bleeding due to changes in the platelet count, and the generalized fatigue and malaise even raises concern re. An occult infection, such as rocky mtn spotted fever, or a tick infestation like lyme. Basically, you need an immediate evaluation as I suspect this could get worse. ...Read more

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I have fluid masses in the balls of my feet hurts when I walk can't feel them when I touch it numb toes and balls of feet arch pain?

I have fluid masses in the balls of my feet hurts when I walk can't feel them when I touch it numb toes and balls of feet arch pain?

? metatarsalgia: Metatarsalgia is a condition associated with significant pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot. Symptoms can also be associated with numbness and tingling. Foot pain, numbness, and tingling can be associated with neuropathy as well as other conditions. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot. Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk. Front of leg swollen?

28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot. Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk. Front of leg swollen?

With any: Unusual pain, swelling and numbness in the leg and foot it is highly recommended that you get seen in person by your doctor as soon as possible. You will likely need some lab work done and possibly an xray. Most important is to get a proper history and physical which will give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sensation like pins and needle but not numb, with popping sensation on the top of big toe when I walk and it shoots to top of foot a little, no pain?

Sensation like pins and needle but not numb, with popping sensation on the top of big toe when I walk and it shoots to top of foot a little, no pain?

Bone-nion.: It sounds like the paresthesia is isolated to the area of the great toe and occasionally proximal to the mid foot. The popping is in the area of the dorsal great toe. A common cause for symptoms like these is the middle stage of bunion development. Both the nerve and tendon can become affected by the underlying boney elements. Have it evaluated by a foot specialist. ...Read more

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Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Burning pain, numbness, in feet and toes. What is this, also chronic. Can hardly walk left knee givs out also?

Numbness: Burning, numbness, tingling can be caused by many things. Nerve damage can be mechanical (pinched nerve) or metabolic like diabetic neuropathies.
Your doctor will have to evaluate the causes.
The number one cause of parasthesias is diabetes. Elevated sugar levels cause damage to the covering of the nerve causing over stimulation of the nerve creating the burning and tingling. ...Read more

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I woke up to numbness in my left leg from hip to toe. I can walk, but it tickles in some way. I have only a collapsed arch on my right foot. I massaged my leg and nothing has changed. Sciatica may be what it is. If so, what do I do?

I woke up to numbness in my left leg from hip to toe. I can walk, but it tickles in some way. I have only a collapsed arch on my right foot. I massaged my leg and nothing has changed. Sciatica may be what it is. If so, what do I do?

Numb leg: Sciatica is one POSSIBILITY. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis. If so, you can ask him/her about taking natural aids such as Turmeric, good quality fish oil, or Alpha Lipoic Acid. If you are overweight please ask about a low carb, higher good fat food plan. Peace and good health, ...Read more

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Laptop fell on my foot from a height of 3.5 ft. I have swelling and bruising around the impacted spot and numbness and tingling in toes. I have pain and I walk with a limp; it is also cold. Could my foot be fractured?

Laptop fell on my foot from a height of 3.5 ft. I have swelling and bruising around the impacted spot and numbness and tingling in toes. I have pain and I walk with a limp; it is also cold. Could my foot be fractured?

Possible: It's possible that there could be a fracture. You may need to clinical evaluated and need imaging (x-rays) to determine if there is a fracture and get treatment. Good luck. ...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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My 8 year old son has walks on his toes, complains of numbness in his feet at night and his big toes are starting to curl in.?

My 8 year old son has walks on his toes, complains of numbness in his feet at night and his big toes are starting to curl in.?

Neurologic: The symptoms you have described are suggestive of a neurologic disorder. A pediatric neurologist should be on your child's care team! ...Read more

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Having pain in right foot when I walk or when I stand my foot goes numb?

Having pain in right foot when I walk or when I stand my foot goes numb?

Consult a podiatrist: Numbness on standing relates to entrapment of a nerve under the ball of your foot, this can easily be diagnosed with physical exam, I would recommend a podiatry consult, also try wearing an arch support insole with a metatarsal bump, might help in the mean time. Always wear thicker softer soled shoes to avoid this condition from getting worse. ...Read more

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I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

It could be...: An arthritic lump of bone over a joint that also has a nerve running over it. This could produce the sensations you describe. See a podiatrist for details and a personalized exam. ...Read more

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My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

My foot goes numb sometimes when I walk or sit down I am also type 2 diabetic but the numbness when walking just started?

Not just diabetes: B"sd
By foot, assume you mean one and not both feet. This suggests something other than diabetic neuropathy, which you may have also, since it is usually symmetric.
If the problem persists, then conditions such as "pinched" nerve or spinal stenois or impaired blood supply need to be considered. ...Read more

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Calf down to foot goes numb while sitting. Foot has a lot of pain in it and heat helps but that it. Can't walk or stand on it. What's wrong?

Calf down to foot goes numb while sitting. Foot has a lot of pain in it and heat helps but that it. Can't walk or stand on it. What's wrong?

Leg numbness: Numbness in a limb after being in a fixed position for a prolonged period is not uncommon. It results from temporary compression of the nerve. To avoid this, best to try to stretch your legs, stand up, move your feet. If you do notice that it takes longer for the sensation to return, or this is accompanied by weakness, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have mid foot and ankle pain my r side of ankle will go numb hurts to walk I don't think its plantar faiitils b/c my heel doesn't hurt what else?

Could be nerve: You describe 2 sensations of numbness and pain. Compression directly or indirectly of the nerves around the ankle can cause numbness on the foot. This can be from a tendinitis, a sprain, a fracture or can be positional. Hard to know without an exam. See a podiatrist for a proper workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, I happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?

A vein in right calf n thigh pains with foot numbness, I happens when I walk and goes off after taking rest, please advise medication/remedy please?

Nerve, vein or muscle: Are you certain that a vein is the culprit? With associated numbness the problem could be with a pinched nerve from a spinal disorder like a disc problem. It's best to have your physician examine you and order the appropriate tests such as ultrasound of the leg veins or MRI of the spine if necessary. ...Read more

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My foot feels numb in the heel of my left foot. When I walk maybe once are twice it felt like maybe plastic was on my foot. It only happens when I lay down. Also when I hold things to long it feel like my hand may go numb (not all the time but sometimes)

My foot feels numb in the heel of my left foot. When I walk maybe once are twice it felt like maybe plastic was on my foot. It only happens when I lay down. Also when I hold things to long it feel like my hand may go numb (not all the time but sometimes)

DependsOnLottaThings: We all get funny feelings now & then Like just last night I felt like I was being choked by a Bigfoot. Turned out to be a bad dream. But in your case it depends on how long this has been happening and if the symptoms vary. Also your age & if you have any other medical problems. If this has been going on for more than, say, 2 months, see a doctor, preferably a neurologist, but your regular doc will do ...Read more

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Started having severe leg, foot cramps with burning sensation. Hurts to walk OR rest. Legs keep going numb...should I be worried????

Started having severe leg, foot cramps with burning sensation. Hurts to walk OR rest. Legs keep going numb...should I be worried????

You should be: Seeking a medical evaluation, is what you should be. I don't know what you have, but if you're not sure whether you should be worried, then you should be at least concerned. Could be minor, could be serious, but you won't find out sitting in front of a computer. An actual live doctor needs to lay actual hands on you in an actual brick-and-mortar office. ...Read more

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For a week my right foot and leg felt numb. It went away then comes and goes. Also popping feeling in right knee when I walk. Happens in right hand too?

For a week my right foot and leg felt numb. It went away then comes and goes. Also popping feeling in right knee when I walk. Happens in right hand too?

Numb leg: It is likely you have damaged one of your discs in the lower back. Be careful with bending and picking up heavy items. Prolonged sitting is also not good. Walking is best. ...Read more

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Foot has no blood circulation, no pulse, ice cold and numbness and it's painful when trying to walk?

Foot has no blood circulation, no pulse, ice cold and numbness and it's painful when trying to walk?

PADS: Check peripheral arterial doppler studies. If significant obstruction, your vascular surgeon will decide if bypass is indicated or medical management. If smoker may quit smoking. ...Read more

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When I sit and lean. Forward my lower back really hurts, and when I walk allot my foot is getting really numb... What could it be?

When I sit and lean. Forward my lower back really hurts, and when I walk allot my foot is getting really numb... What could it be?

Not sure: The info given is limited and not specific to one problem. Possibilities include low back disk problems (like a rupture or herniation), spinal stenosis (narrowing of the nerve channel in the back causing nerve irritation). Foot numbness can also be caused by nerve problems unrelated to the back. ...Read more

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The past few days I've had pain in my outer ankle and foot area. It's not severe, but uncomfortable. Only hurts when walk or stretch. My calf is numb?

Possibly neuralgia.: The area you are describing is pretty much the same area that the sural nerve is located. The symptoms can include pain, burning, numbness on the outside of the ankle and foot as well as numbness of the calf. The cause can vary. Included is ankle sprain or pressure to the outer leg or knee. Massaging the area helps sometimes but if the symptoms increase it should be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more