Numbness In Feet

Various conditions causing numbness of feet are nerve compression, diabetic neuropathy, vasculitis, frostbite, sitting on legs for more extended periods with pressure on the nerves and blood vessels leading to temporary feet numbness, multiple sclerosis, peripheral artery disease, sciatica, alcoholism, stroke, and fibromyalgia. Numbness is usually associated with tingling, ticking, or pricking sensations.

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My glucometer reading showed that my diabetes is under control. But should I rely on it or undergo a laboratory test for my diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I checked with a glucometer four days ago and found my diabetes under control, but I have numbness and tingling sensations in my feet at night when I lay down. Are the glucometer readings reliable? Should I undergo a laboratory test for my diabetes? Why do I have this tingling sensatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The glucose levels mentioned are excellent, and your diabetes is under control. Today most of the standard glucometers are quite reliable. Many patients are using those for self-management of blood glucose (SMBG). However, numbness might happen due to peripheral neur...  Read Full »

What are the causes of foot drop with slight numbness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male, I have got foot drop perhaps from crossing legs frequently. I first noticed the foot drop when I was walking three weeks back, the dorsum and the end of the foot were slightly numb. The numbness has subsided a week back, but I still do not have any power to do...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common cause of foot drop is if any intramuscular injection is given wrongly, tarsal tunnel syndrome, leprosy and cauda equina syndrome. It is a good sign that the numbness has reduced. I recommend you get the following tests done after consulting your...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fourth toe in the left foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I am overweight but in good shape cardiovascular-wise nevertheless, and I have a weird numbness or dead feeling in my toe closest to the baby toe of the left foot. It does not change color, it is not on both sides, and it is always the same toe. It is on and off...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to ask the following: 1) Could you mention what factors or conditions aggravate or relieve such numbness in the left fourth toe? 2) What is the duration of the numbness? Is it recent in onset or chronic in the course, occurring ...  Read Full »

My 51-year-old diabetic mother has numbness in her legs and pain in her feet. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 51 years old, and she has diabetes. She was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago. Last year, she started to feel numbness in her legs. Her sugar level was 340 to 400 mg/dL. After changing the medicines, her sugar level is 160 to 180 mg/dL. The numb feeling in her legs is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail, and I will surely help you. The numbness and pain are caused by diabetic neuropathy. It is a complication of diabetes commonly seen in patients with long-standing uncontrolled sugar levels. The sugar gets deposited on nerves, thu...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain in my knees and numbness in my leg?

Query: Hello doctor, My left leg is numb when I stand up and walk, and I feel like there is a bruise when I press it hard. There is also some pain in the knee when I bend it.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The information provided is very scanty, and it is rather difficult to give you any important advice. Please let me know the exact symptoms that you have had, and the duration, location and nature of the pain, relieving factors, and injury locally or to the back, as we...  Read Full »

Does my wife require surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 43 years old, is feeling loss of skin sensation on the lower part of the legs. This feeling has started four years ago. But, it did not bother her that time. Two years ago, we consulted a neurologist and he prescribed medicines, which brought her relief. She stopped takin...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Our body parts undergo wear and tear as we age. This is called degeneration. This degeneration varies from person to person. Some people have degeneration in some o...  Read Full »

I have pain and tickling sensation at the bottom of my feet with improper sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the bottom of my feet. It feels stuck and tickling. I am not able to have a proper sleep and feel sleepless.  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Everything is normal except your blood sugar levels, and also you have a mild urinary infection. That is a good sign. But your sugar levels are very high, and you should control that wi...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of uncontrolled hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing pain all over the body, numbness and tingling sensation in the right hand, swollen legs and hands, persistent cough, my ears are ringing, vision is blurred, distended stomach, open sore inside of the ankle, cluster of black beds under my nails. I always feel tired. I am d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you have been suffering from body ache, feeling of numbness and tingling in right hand, ringing in th...  Read Full »

Can stress cause numbness in the leg on prolonged standing or sitting?

Query: Hello doctor,I went here because, you know, we are experiencing a pandemic, and I cannot quickly get out nor can tell about this to my parents. I want only to know why I am experiencing numbness in my legs. It is often, even if I only sit or stand, it gets numb. Then I always feel like I need to bur...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Raihan Uddin Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have tiredness and numbness in the leg, and also you have nervousness, for all these primarily do not get more stress or tension, maintain active life with exercise, do not sit or stand for a prolonged time. I hope your AGN (acute glomerulonephritis) fully...  Read Full »

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