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Numbness in foot due to pressure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
User :   Hi Dr xxxx , I was just wondering what would be the most likely causes of numbness in my left foot for almost 24 hours now. I know recently I put a lot of pressure on it, and my lower back for an hour, and was wondering if that could be related?
Doctor :   yes, it is relate to the pressure
Doctor :   related*
User :   Would it be from the pressure on my foot or my lower back, or possibly both?
Doctor :   it occurs due to pressure on the nerve
User :   Ah I see. Would this be something I should be concerned about that needs to be seen by a medical professional; or is this something that typical goes away on its own?
Doctor :   lower back nerves when compressed will present with numbness in whole lower limb
User :   typically*
Doctor :   it is self limiting
User :   What do you mean by self limiting?
Doctor :   it gets off by itself
User :   So, it should go away on its own eventually?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Thank you for your help. :)
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