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Numb Toes?

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

  1. Elaine Kelly

    Elaine Kelly Welcome New Poster

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    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.


    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 ?

    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

  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


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