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What causes numbness in toes?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: I have developed numbness in my toes I am not a diabetic
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You require evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. These are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy (a disease of nerves of feet).

I agree that you do not have diabetes, however, peripheral neuropathy can be the first manifestation of diabetes in a person not known to have diabetes. Therefore, you would require glucose tolerance test (GTT) to pick up pre-diabetes stage.

Also, you should undergo vitamin B 12 level estimation and thyroid profile testing to exclude their deficiency.

The severity of neuropathy can be assessed by doing nerve conduction studies.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What causes numbness in toes?

Brief Answer: You require evaluation. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. These are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy (a disease of nerves of feet). I agree that you do not have diabetes, however, peripheral neuropathy can be the first manifestation of diabetes in a person not known to have diabetes. Therefore, you would require glucose tolerance test (GTT) to pick up pre-diabetes stage. Also, you should undergo vitamin B 12 level estimation and thyroid profile testing to exclude their deficiency. The severity of neuropathy can be assessed by doing nerve conduction studies. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in