Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

139 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Paralyzed toe with numb and cold feeling. Is there any medicine to improve this condition?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Piyush Ostwal

Neurologist

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 349 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 in Sleep Disorders
Question: I am a 90 year female. The problem is in my left leg. Since i had polio at the age of 16, i have had paralyzed toes on the left leg. About a year and a half ago i developed another problem in my left leg. It gets numb and cold, so im relating it to a circulation problem. When I had polio all those years ago, I could only walk two or three steps before falling down. Is there a vitamin/mineral/medication to improve my condition? A friend is wondering if it's possible that singular sclerosis could be the cause.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Piyush Ostwal 7 hours later
Hello,
The numbness and cold feeling in limb usually indicates neurological involvement. The involvement could be in the form of nerve compression or nerve inflammation. It could also be spinal cord involvement of the sensory nerves. Before starting on any medication the cause needs to be ascertained. You need to consult a neurologist for evaluation.
It is unlikely to be 'singular sclerosis', however it is difficult to tell without complete investigations.
As you had strokes in past, so this symptom could be a residue from a stroke.
Hope that answers your query. If you have more queries, I will be happy to answer.
Good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Stroke

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, My name is Careyanne Johnson I am a 21 year old female. I am growing concerned with my well being because I have been experiencing some foreign symptoms. Starting with today the right side of my mouth has been partially numb for going on several hours now & I am having throbbing headache that comes and goes behind the back of my lower head & temples. Just a couple days ago my toes (on the right side again) were numb as well. I have also been having sharp, deep chest pains for a few months now. At first I thought it could maybe be heart burn but realized it is a much different ache. I think its safe to say the chest pains have grown more frequent because I m counting them every day now instead of once or twice a week. The only other symptoms I can think of is my ears will ring every now and then but still more so then I would think is normal. & I feel like I have poor circulation to my legs cause sometimes they feel stiff, however I also have a job where I stand without sitting for up to 8 hours a day. I have had Health issues in the past where I would become very light headed, my vision would go black, and I sometimes would faint. the fainting spells never lasted more then 5 mins. I was only unconscious for 30 seconds to 1 min. I have seen a neurologist and he conducted many tests, an MRI or brain scan being one of them. My results were all negative. The dr. did refer me to a cardiologist that I never went to. My fear is I may have a stroke or heart attack please help!

doctor1 MD

The question is about my son. 18 yr old athlete. He was lifting weights doing an overhead press. He felt a pop or crack in his neck and some pain. very soon after that he got a Migrane headache. He has got them before when he didn t have good sleep habits. This Migrane seemed stronger than previous ones but he did not throw up. The next day he woke up with a very sore neck and numbness on the left side of his body. The numbness was in the back of his arm and down his leg. We took him to the hospital and he started a bunch of tests. MRI s, Echo, ect. Things they found were. The possibility of two very small dots on the occiptial lobe of the brain which they said could be there and if so could represent a stroke but also could not really be there. They said he has Chiari Type 1 which could be the cause. They don t believe there has been a disection of arteries in the neck according to MRI s. He did not have a PFO. We left the hospital yesterday with a wide range of possibilities from very scary to no big deal. He continues to have numbness in his left arm and leg. Also he hasn t had a stool movement for a couple of days which is atypical. My questions are 1. If its just a pinched nerve then how long would the numbness typically last. 2. from looking at the information on the web is it possible he had a Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine (SHM) and if so how long does the numbness usually last in those cases. 3. Does the Chiari have an effect on the nervous system after an injury. The web seems contradictory in this area. 4. Can a stroke or mini stroke be associated with a minor neck injury. 5. How do we know if the chiari is affecting his nervous system. My son is a college football player and its a big part of his life. So this has the family very concerned.

doctor1 MD

hello doctor, while I was on my vacation in India I had a stroke there. I was standing in my balcony at that time and my mother called me from behind, as soon as I turned back I fell to ground. I regained my senses after around 35 40 minutes and I didn t remember what happened to me at that time. my whole body shock for few minutes with a liquid coming out of my mouth. All the scans(MRI, ECG, EEG) were done as per directed by doctors there. After the results they told me about having a clot in my brain because of high cholesterol levels. I am taking crestor 10 mg with aspimed 75 mg daily one tab after dinner. Even after having these medicines I am having unbearable head ache sometimes at night and I am not able to sleep properly. Please advice......

doctor1 MD

Our 92 year old mother is in a deep sleep like state, then she will pop out for 30 sec - 2 min and suddenly fall back into the sleep like state from which it is impossible to arouse her. She had a bad headache last night, took Tylenol and then slept for 11 hours before our father realized that he could not wake her up. What could this be? Acc to the hospital, she has not had a stroke or major brain bleed or heart attack. Her blood pressure was high also.

doctor1 MD

Can testicular torsion cause LOW grade pain?

doctor1 MD

I am experiencing a partial vision loss - probably a TIA - what will happen when I go to the emergency room?? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

My left testicle has been giving me slight pain and discomfort for around a week now. Especially when I lay on my side to go to sleep, it floats substantially in front of my right testicle. When I m standing it is more elevated than my right, and...