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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes numbness in the right foot along with tight sensation in the calf?

If I m standing upright, and try to lift my right foot from the heel, the foot won t cooperate. If I m sitting and try to raise my foot, I can lift it up about 50% of the way. Feels like dead weight and as if my foot is just about to fall asleep. Tightness in calf muscle close to the shin.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
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-Apply an ice pack in 20-minute intervals may also help.
-take OTC medications: Calf pain can also be soothed from taking common pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
-Light stretching can help ease calf pain. After the symptoms subside slightly, you should stretch your calf muscles.

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