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I have had a swooshing feeling in my foot for

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: I have had a swooshing feeling in my foot for one week. It feels like a pulse, but it is not painful. There is no swelling and it occurs all the time.
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably peripheral neuropathy, more details are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to peripheral neuropathy.

There are many medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.

Diabetes is a common cause.

More details are needed to help me through the diagnosis.

Do you have any medical condition such as diabetes or kidney dysfunction?

Are you the taking any current medication?

Have your symptoms been continuous?

When did your symptoms begin?

I will be waiting for your response to help you better.

Meanwhile, I recommend using over the counter anti inflammatory medication such as Naproxen 500 mg three times a day.

I also recommend using a cream for local application at the feet such as Capsain cream.

I suggest to eat healthy, exercise daily and check regularly the blood sugar levels.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
I am taking medication for high blood pressure.

Symptoms have been continuous for one week.
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probably peripheral neuropathy, I suggest Acetaminophen for relief.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again dear,

In my opinion, it can be peripheral neuropathy.

I would recommend to use Acetaminophen to relieve the symptoms instead of Naproxen.

Acetaminophen is a painkiller less likely to increase your blood pressure.

If the symptoms continue you should consult a neurologist for further evaluation.

There are several tests that can be done to confirm the diagnosis and take property treatment.

Take care dear,

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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