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Numbness in toes, sore hips. Family history of diabetes. Concerned

I have noticed, a couple times a week, after driving to work in the morning, or home in the afternoon, my big toes (both) will feel numb for several minutes. Sometimes the sensation is also in my right heel (use my right foot to press gas and brake). I ve also had soreness in my hip region, on the lower (butt) area. I ve had a chiropractor stretch this area, which was very painful. I ve tried stretching myself, but the sensations and soreness seem to still occur semi-regularly. At times the toes feel cold as well. My grandmother had diabetes, so I ve always been concerned about this. Two years ago, out of pure curiosity, I had my glucose level checked, and it appeared fine. But I might not had fasted long enough for the test to be accurate.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Besides diabetic peripheral neuropathy ,there could be various other reasons for numbness in toes like...
....Tight fitting shoes resulting in obstruction of blood circulation or compression of nerves
....Early stages of gout can result in numb toes while in late stages of gout results in pain and inflammation of toes.
....Deficiency of VIT B 12
.....Abnormal levels of calcium,potassium and sodium
.....Excessive use of alcohol and tobacco etc.
You must consult your doctor and get all the relevant investigations done.
Treatment would depend upon finding the cause.
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