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What causes numbness along outside of right foot?

My daughter is feeling numbness along the outside of her right foot. This numbness has been occurring for about 2 weeks. It started with a tingling sensation, but is now just numb. I see that the Sural Nerve and the Lateral Planter Nerve may serve these areas, but I am not sure. Is there other at home testing that we can conduct to help to isolate the possible issue?
Thu, 24 Sep 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
There is no home testing for these lesions.
You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon.
Electromyography nerve conduction study can confirm the neurological involvement.
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What causes numbness along outside of right foot?

There is no home testing for these lesions. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon. Electromyography nerve conduction study can confirm the neurological involvement.