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What causes numbness in toe and nerve heel pain in left foot?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I have begun to have numbness in my big toe and second toe. It does not hurt but feels more like the toe is asleep. This is on my right foot. I have been seeing a podiatrist for nerve heel pain in my left foot and am on Diflenac for the pain. What do I need to do.


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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Mecobalamine is helpful.

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are having numbness in great and second toe. Mecobalamine is helpful in relieving from numbness. You need to see cause of this numbness by blood sugar test( for diabetes). Whether you are also having back pain? If you have backache also then you need to got your MRI of lumbar spine to see for cause( lumbar spondylosis with neuropathy) .

You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (24 hours later)
I already take b12 tablets and magnesium. Is this different? Should I suggest to my primary care doctor about diabetes or mention to my podiatrist?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Mecobalamine is a form of vitamin B12.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome back
Mecobalamine is a form of vitamin B12 i.e. it is same as vitamin B12. You should suggest your primary care doctor to exclude diabetes by blood sugar test.

Everything else already discussed.
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Wishing you good health
Take care

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What causes numbness in toe and nerve heel pain in left foot?

Brief Answer: Mecobalamine is helpful. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are having numbness in great and second toe. Mecobalamine is helpful in relieving from numbness. You need to see cause of this numbness by blood sugar test( for diabetes). Whether you are also having back pain? If you have backache also then you need to got your MRI of lumbar spine to see for cause( lumbar spondylosis with neuropathy) . You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.