Welcome to the Podiatry Arena forums

You are currently viewing our podiatry forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view all podiatry discussions and access our other features. By joining our free global community of Podiatrists and other interested foot health care professionals you will have access to post podiatry topics (answer and ask questions), communicate privately with other members, upload content, view attachments, receive a weekly email update of new discussions, access other special features. Registered users do not get displayed the advertisements in posted messages. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our global Podiatry community today!

  1. Everything that you are ever going to want to know about running shoes: Running Shoes Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Have you considered the Critical Thinking and Skeptical Boot Camp, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
Dismiss Notice
Have you liked us on Facebook to get our updates? Please do. Click here for our Facebook page.
Dismiss Notice
Do you get the weekly newsletter that Podiatry Arena sends out to update everybody? If not, click here to organise this.

Numb Toes?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Elaine Kelly, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Elaine Kelly

    Elaine Kelly Welcome New Poster


    Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up.
    Hello, My name is Elaine, I am new to working alone in Private Practice and am baffled by the symptoms of a male patient in his late 40's. He is presenting with 3 numb lateral didgits on his right foot. He has pess cavus feet, is a keen golfer and is healthy and takes no medications, he is a moderate drinker. He has had blood tests from his doctor and seen a neuropathy expert and has been told nothing can be found?
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Elaine,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    Thank you for introducing yourself :good:

    RE: your question. If you post again in General Issues and Discussion Forum your question will appear on the right hand side of the home page & is likely to generate a better response.

    Although I am usually wandering the corridors of the introductions area ;) not all members regularly view the introductions.

    :drinks

    Regards, Mandy
     
  3. Elaine

    Elaine Member

    Hello from another Pod called Elaine.
    Welcome to Podiatry Arena.
     
  4. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    Hi Elaine:
    Where exactly are they numb? Plantar, dorsal, interdigital, all...
    Are they anesthetic ?
    Pain?

    If it's unilateral it most likely is not systemic.
    Next you need to r/o any etiologies historically (cold injury, lumbar pathology, post knee surgery, etc....)
    Clinically one needs to determine what dermatome or peripheral nerve is affected and go from there.

    Depending on his area of "numbness" here's a quick list to rule out.
    R/O sural and or common peroneal N (secondary to pes cavus)
    R/O sup peroneal Neuritis
    R/O Morton's neuroma
    R/O Tarsal Tunnel syndrome
    R/O lateral plantar N entrapment


    Hope that helps

    Steve
     
  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    :welcome::D I agree with Twirly, Hi Twirly, sometimes just best to let us know about yourself, where your from etc on this forum and then be brave and post again under a specific forum.
    Good that Dr Sarbes has joined in with his experience thanks.;)

    Good Luck with your diagnosis

    Cheers
     
Loading...

Share This Page