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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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numb sensation in both feet mainlly toes and heels

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numb sensation in both feet mainlly toes and heels
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--how long has this been going on and do you have any other medical conditions? Have you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Slowly increasing over last two months


 


Not seen doctor about this specifically


 


Have had angina in the past No problems at moment


 


Take statin and asprin

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Stephen. This is what's called a peripheral neuropathy or nerve inflammation and it can have several causes--diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, magnesium deficiency, liver or kidney disorders, and--unlikely in your case--autoimmune disorders like lupus. You need to see your doctor about this so he can evaluate it with blood work and nerve conduction studies and treat the cause appropriately