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What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

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In brief: Neuropathy

In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common.

In brief: Neuropathy

In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common.
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several causes

Nerve impingement may be causing these, anywhere from where the nerve exits the spine to somewhere along your leg.
Watch your posture and how you sit. See a rehab doctor (physiatrist). Diabetes and certain deficiencies in vitamins and minerals may be other contributors. See a functional medicine doctor (institute for functional medicine) or naturopath to investigate those.

In brief: Several causes

Nerve impingement may be causing these, anywhere from where the nerve exits the spine to somewhere along your leg.
Watch your posture and how you sit. See a rehab doctor (physiatrist). Diabetes and certain deficiencies in vitamins and minerals may be other contributors. See a functional medicine doctor (institute for functional medicine) or naturopath to investigate those.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

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 such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities

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 such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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