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Numbness of feet. Taken vitamin B12 and alpha lipoic acid. Remedy?

Numbness of Both Feet (Mainly soles) since 3 years. Started in the lefft foot and withn a week, the other foot also. Finding it to walk with sandals and at time when i each home after a walk there will be only one sandal on my feet. the numbness is not spreading upwards. While in bed I have to raise myself up to see whether my fee are covered with sheet or not. The is no Incontinance of any sort. Took plenty of B 12 and Alpha Lipoic Acid in vain. it is disturbing to see my shuffling gait. Not a smoker. Very poor with Alcoholic drinks. No Hyperension and Not a Diabetic. I used to spend hours in front of my Computer and i think the numbness becomes more severe and bit painfull......ANY remedy ..................................................................................Somanath
Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy- nerve damage of the feet. This has resulted in numbness and lack of sensations.

Alcoholic drinks could be the reason, so, you should try and stop it.

In addition, nerve conduction studies may be required to establish the exact diagnosis.

Please consult a Neurologist.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
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Numbness of feet. Taken vitamin B12 and alpha lipoic acid. Remedy?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy- nerve damage of the feet. This has resulted in numbness and lack of sensations. Alcoholic drinks could be the reason, so, you should try and stop it. In addition, nerve conduction studies may be required to establish the exact diagnosis. Please consult a Neurologist. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist