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I am feeling numb in my feet. What should I do?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nerve vs vessel
My primary concerns would be a problem in the nerves (spinal cord versus nerve roots versus nerves in the legs and feet) or in the blood supply to the feet.
That being said, sensation is a very complicated process requiring a wide range of body systems to be working together, and numbness can reflect a problem at any stop along this pathway. See your pcp to narrow down the possibilities!

In brief: Nerve vs vessel
My primary concerns would be a problem in the nerves (spinal cord versus nerve roots versus nerves in the legs and feet) or in the blood supply to the feet.
That being said, sensation is a very complicated process requiring a wide range of body systems to be working together, and numbness can reflect a problem at any stop along this pathway. See your pcp to narrow down the possibilities!
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibilities
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.

In brief: Many possibilities
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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Nerves/circulation
It can be caused by nerve damage (neuropathy) or a pinched nerve from a bulging disc.
Spinal cord problems can cause numbness too. So can poor circulation. Raynauds is intermittent numbness usually precipitated by the cold.

In brief: Nerves/circulation
It can be caused by nerve damage (neuropathy) or a pinched nerve from a bulging disc.
Spinal cord problems can cause numbness too. So can poor circulation. Raynauds is intermittent numbness usually precipitated by the cold.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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In brief: Neuropathy
Numbness is caused by many things.
The number one reason is because of diabetes. Other common causes are alcohol, vitamin b deficiency, injuries. Get it checked out.

In brief: Neuropathy
Numbness is caused by many things.
The number one reason is because of diabetes. Other common causes are alcohol, vitamin b deficiency, injuries. Get it checked out.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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