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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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I have been having numbness in my right toes, feet, knees, and sometimes in my buttocks. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and I do not have diabetes. I have numbness in my right toes, feet, or knees and sometimes in my buttocks. Not sure if it is normal or not. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, this numbness can be associated with vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin B12, and vitamin D3 deficiencies can cause such numbness, so do not worry it will be fine after a few weeks of medicine. I suggest you to follow a few things ment...  Read Full »

Are my neck stiffness and dizziness caused by disk problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 270 pounds (I recently lost 20 lbs). I am regularly active with CrossFit and weight training. About a year ago, I started getting strange symptoms. I have been to the doctor more in the last ten months than in my life combined. I am extremely fru...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Regarding heat flashes, they could be partially explained by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and atrial fibrillation episodes. However, I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels to exclude possible ...  Read Full »

Glucometer says diabetes controlled. Should I need lab test?

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 »

Why do I feel pins and needles in both legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a neck fusion a few years back. I like to understand more about my MRI. I am going to start Gabapentin for nerve issues soon and also I have Crohn's disease and Lyme. Currently experiencing pins and needles in both legs. I have seen a neurologist and going to see a few surgeons t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Sorry to hear the pain and discomfort you are having and wish you a quick recovery. Please find my observations below. Your MRI scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that there are changes seen in t...  Read Full »

After removing my shoes, I experience a sensation of numbness in my feet. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I consistently notice different numb spots on my foot when I remove my shoes. This does not happen every time, but half of my big toe, second toe and my pinky toe has numbness. The numbness occurs on three toes, the first and second toe on the right foot and the same spots on my left ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I read your query and can understand your concern. The tightness of the shoes interferes with blood flow, causing numbness. I suggest the following: Please wear shoes that are a bigger size to allow for better blood circulation. ...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness in foot and arm for the last six weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am feeling numbness in my left foot and left arm (especially near fingers and hand area) for the last six weeks. Firstly, I just ignored it and thought it will go away with time but now I am getting confused about it and want your opinion on this. Got your medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ardit Tela

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question carefully and I understand your concern. Before we say it is stress related (because it might be), initially we have to rule out other causes. I think that a face to face neurological assessment is warranted. A complete neurological exam will sho...  Read Full »

I am experiencing symptoms of numbness and heaviness in the hip even after multiple consultations. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had previously fallen from my bathroom and had visited a doctor and had X-rays done. The doctor advised me to get it plastered. But, because I refused plastering, the doctor prescribed calcium D tablets and painkillers and advised me to rest for three weeks. After three weeks, the X-...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is very difficult to diagnose this condition without examination, However, according to the situation and also considering your X-rays and MRI being normal, popping sounds in the hip can be due to snapping tendons...  Read Full »

My leg fell asleep two weeks ago with pins and needles feeling. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My leg fell asleep two weeks ago and stayed asleep for days with pins and needle feeling constant. When the pins and needles stopped, the left side of my leg stayed asleep as well as my foot. I have foot drop on that side and it has been almost three weeks with no improvement. I had ur...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The foot drop needs evaluation for the cause. You should get a nerve conduction velocity testing done. Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test suggests that which particular nerve is involved and treatment would be based on that. My recommendations would be to get NCV firs...  Read Full »

What is the cause of numbness in my hands and feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having numbness in hand and feet for three weeks. Brain and cervical spine MRI came normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Review of the MRI scan images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Cervical spine: There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae. There is a likely small osteophyte in the anterior superior end plate of C5 vertebra and is not significant. The cervical...  Read Full »

Can my elevated potassium lead to nausea and numbness?

Query: Hello doctor, My potassium is 5.5. Is that high because I am nauseated a lot, hands and feet get tingly or go numb a lot. I am tired a lot and my heartbeat feels irregular a lot plus I have had diarrhea or very thin stool for past few months. Cancer too runs in my family.  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, serum potassium of 5.5 mEq is a bit high. The usual range of serum potassium is 3.5 to 5 mEq/L. Although 5.5 mEq/L is not that high to produce symptoms, but as your query suggested you are feeling the irregular heartbeat, I would suggest you get an ECG (EKG) done ...  Read Full »

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