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My feet have been going numb; can this be from my spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it may be due to your stenosis, but other problems can cause foot numbness.
Another common cause is peripheral neuropathy, a condition of the small feeling nerves in your feet. There are many causes of neuropathy; perhaps the most common is diabetes.

In brief: Yes

Yes it may be due to your stenosis, but other problems can cause foot numbness.
Another common cause is peripheral neuropathy, a condition of the small feeling nerves in your feet. There are many causes of neuropathy; perhaps the most common is diabetes.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Spinal stenosis can put pressure on nerves, which can result in numbness and pain.
It would be worth checking your situation with a doctor, as other things can cause this symptom as well.

In brief: Yes

Spinal stenosis can put pressure on nerves, which can result in numbness and pain.
It would be worth checking your situation with a doctor, as other things can cause this symptom as well.
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology

In brief: Check for neuropathy

If numbness is only in both feet without back pain radiating to the feet, then it is more likely that there could be disease of nerves in feet.

In brief: Check for neuropathy

If numbness is only in both feet without back pain radiating to the feet, then it is more likely that there could be disease of nerves in feet.
( peripheral neuropathy).
Dr. Prem Gupta
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Diabetes is a concern when both feet go numb.
Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Spinal stenosis numbness tends to worsen with straightening of the spine (i.
e. Standing, walking) and improve with spinal flexion (i.e. Bending forward, fetal position, sitting slouched). If your symptoms are bothersome enough, your primary care provider can help evaluate.

In brief: Yes

Spinal stenosis numbness tends to worsen with straightening of the spine (i.
e. Standing, walking) and improve with spinal flexion (i.e. Bending forward, fetal position, sitting slouched). If your symptoms are bothersome enough, your primary care provider can help evaluate.
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