tingly

I was wearing just socks and my toes and bottom of feet felt fine. I put on my shoes and the bottom of my feet felt hot and my toes started to feel tingly. They felt that way all the way to work with is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. I got to work and took off my shoes and socks and put on sandals. 2 hours later my feet still feel hot and toes still tingly. I have gone to 4 doctors already and none of them know what the problem is. I hate to go to another and not get any answers. This is so uncomfortable. I am getting very frustrated.

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    I have seen several patients with the same complaints and it can be very frustrating. Tingling, numbness and burning are all symptoms of nerve disruption. Have you had any nerve conduction studies? Initially a doctor will order what’s called an NCV or EMG. These tests only assess the large nerves, but in the foot most disruption is actually found in the small nerves. This can only be tested through a biopsy. Many adults experience minor or mild nerve disruption which eventually can lead to weakness, instability and numbness. I recommend these patients start a vitamin regimen that supports nerve health.

    Some of the recommended supplements include alpha lipoic acid, L-methyl folate, L-arginine and acetyl-l-carnitine. Before starting any vitamin regimen, I recommend consulting with Physician.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    I have had an EMG and neuropathy has been ruled out and so has diabetes. No one has mentioned a biopsy. What kind of doctor do I need to see for that?

  3. Foot-com

    To test the small nerves you will need a skin biopsy. This skin biopsy can be performed by either a Podiatrist or Neurologist. It requires a special lab to process it. If you have further questions please let me know!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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