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numbness in feet and legs and pain when lying down

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Question: numbness in feet and legs and pain when lying down
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably peripheral neuropathy, more details are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

There are many medical conditions that can cause numbness in feet and legs.

Do you have any other medical condition such as diabetes?
It can be peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes.

Do you have any other symptom such as back pain?
It can also be sciatica.

Does anything seem to improve your symptoms?

Meanwhile,I recommend you to use noninflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day.

I also recommend you to use heat compresses for relief.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important to relieve the symptoms.

Waiting for your response to be able to help you better.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Brief Answer: Probably peripheral neuropathy, more details are needed. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. There are many medical conditions that can cause numbness in feet and legs. Do you have any other medical condition such as diabetes? It can be peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes. Do you have any other symptom such as back pain? It can also be sciatica. Does anything seem to improve your symptoms? Meanwhile,I recommend you to use noninflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day. I also recommend you to use heat compresses for relief. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important to relieve the symptoms. Waiting for your response to be able to help you better. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.