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What causes tingling sensation in the sole of the feet?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: Hi I am experiencing some tingling pains in the bottom of my feet ( from time to time).
I am hypertensive but on medication. I am not diabetic. Could you advice me thanks
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Tingling

Detailed Answer:
Sorry to learn about your bothersome symptoms. Tingling can be the result of various conditions such as nerve compression in the spine. Other causes of nerve problems include diabetes, alcohol and vitamin B 12 deficiency. I have noted you do not have diabetes. Seeing a neurologist in person is helpful because a comprehensive evaluation is necessary to determine the cause. When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:

CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your last 3 months' glucose average). Also known by other names such as GlycoHemoglobin or Glycated Hemoglobin or A1c
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
TSH (checks your thyroid)
25 hydroxy Vitamin D   levels   (ideal range 40 to 60 ng/ml =  100 to 150 nmol/liter)     
Vitamin B12 levels. None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day

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What causes tingling sensation in the sole of the feet?

Brief Answer: Tingling Detailed Answer: Sorry to learn about your bothersome symptoms. Tingling can be the result of various conditions such as nerve compression in the spine. Other causes of nerve problems include diabetes, alcohol and vitamin B 12 deficiency. I have noted you do not have diabetes. Seeing a neurologist in person is helpful because a comprehensive evaluation is necessary to determine the cause. When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination: CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts) Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular) HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your last 3 months' glucose average). Also known by other names such as GlycoHemoglobin or Glycated Hemoglobin or A1c Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase) Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine) TSH (checks your thyroid) 25 hydroxy Vitamin D   levels   (ideal range 40 to 60 ng/ml =  100 to 150 nmol/liter)      
Vitamin B12 levels. None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day