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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for numbness in the foot

I have a right foot numb for about 6 months we went to the Dr. checked me out and put two injections one in each foot after 2 days the pain came back itls a numbness feeling day and night don't know what to do about it. my e-mai address is
my name is Rebecca McKee
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Most likely cause for numbness in foot is peripheral neuropathy. I would recommend you to get vitamin B 12 levels done.

I would like to know what kind of job you are doing like playing musical instrument/job which makes feet vibratory - then there are chances ofRaynaud's phenomenon. In this condition, people will experience numbness in feet with similar cold feeling. Cold stimulation test confirms it.

We should also rule out hypothyroidism where few patient experience similar symptoms. Get T3, T4, and TSH done.

Sometimes vascular occlusion of lower limb vessels also causes similar symptoms. To diagnose it we need to do Duplex ultrasound of lower limb vessels.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Warm Regards.
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