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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: For years I have had a numbness on the ball of my feet..they did an emg and it was within normal limits..what causes this numb sensation? I do like to wear higher heeled shoes..not spiked but around 2 inches..anything I can do to improve the condotion.. I also get foot cramps
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Upload reports and previous prescription

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Non progressive numbness over a localized area on sole is not problematic.
If nerve conduction and emg is normal then neuropathy is ruled out.
Local soft tissue injury or injury to small nerve branches may lead to numbness.
Any diabetes, hypothyroidism, renal dysfunction or paraproteinemia?
Any history of trauma?
You can upload reports and prescription having clinical examination findings .
You can take methylcobalamin supplements.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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