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Old 12-21-2004, 01:38 AM   #1
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numb soles of feet, any help?

Hey I posted this in the foot board and someone suggested to ask in Neuropathy...

The soles of my feet go numb/get a tingling sensation periodically throughout each day. What could cause this? It mainly occurs on the part of my feet near the toes.

any ideas?

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Old 12-21-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

that is definately neuropathy but you should seek medical advice to be sure are u any change a diabetic thats very common in diabetics its called peripheral neuropathy it is a complication from diabetes its nerve damage and it is not reversalbe .
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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Have you seen the Dr. yet???

Old 01-03-2005, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

Yes your symptoms are Neuropathy. Neuropaty is a word that describes a "symptom or a sensation one feels" when a nerve or nerves are not operateing properly.. The trick is to find the cause of the symptom.

Actually I know a person who "claims" she had the tingly toes...because she is diabetic and she said it DID go away. (I take what she claims with a grain of salt because she tends to say a lot of things though and she does exagerate)

There are a lot of diff kinds of Neuropathy as well as a huge long list of possible sensations from Neuropathy.. There are literally hundreds of causes and being Diabetic is one possibility. If that is your problem then you MUST gain control of your diabeties ASAP.

BUT you may also have something entirely diff causing it. Perhaps even something physical causing the disruption of the nerve message in your foot.

Since it's you foot, you need to see a Podiatrist. (Foot specialist) as a starting point. He will advise you where to go from there, depending on weather he finds something physical (like a Cyst) or not. I'm sure some blood tests are in order.. for the Diabetic problem, B-12, minerals and vitamens, ANA, RA.. and the search begins.

I am not a Diabetic. I have had Sensoral Axonal Periphal Neuropathy in my limbs for over a decade and it seems to have moved in permanently. There was never anything "periodic" about mine. The cause of mine has never been discovered.

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Old 01-08-2005, 11:27 AM   #5
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

I used to get similar symptoms. Can't say my cause was your cause, obviously. I found out mine was due to the shoes. I got a better pair of shoes. I also forced aerobic exercise into my routine to improve the circulation and that helped too.

Good to talk to you all again.

Old 01-12-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

This sounds familiar, my Mom (80) complains that the soles of her feet feel like she's walking on rocks. She also complains of a burning sensation under her skin that can be brought on by just about anything. Eating, effort, going to the bathroom, anything can start this 'burning' feeling. She's not diabetic, having been tested recently. This foot thing makes me wonder if there's a connection though.

Old 01-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

I've also experienced painful feet from Neuropathy. I have to put heat on them in the winter and ice on them in the summer. Shoes are diffinetly an issue. No more high stiletto's.


Old 02-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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Re: numb soles of feet, any help?

And so it begins...

I started with inability to walk on small pebbles on a beach, then went down hill from there. I have bad pain in both feet, legs, arms, fasciculation, trembling, lack of balance, wrist ankle pain etc. Watch your mother closely, although I think you may be lucky, mine is in arches/soles not toes... If she had an infection and neuropathy spreads like mine it could be guillane barre or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneoropathy
(cidp) which leads off from gb. However this seems exremely unlikely. whatever she has sounds mild... in which case the more common illnesses are more likely...

Good luck.

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