Tingly left foot

Tingly left foot

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Tingly left foot

My left foot when sitting mostly gets tingley and a bit numb feeling. My lower back doesn't hurt or anything. Just a tingely foot. Any suggestions on if this could be due to a protruding disc that's torn? I don't know the terminolgy. Please any advice would be nice. been about 1 week steady now.

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Tingley Foot ...

I don't know about others .... But my PM doc says that my foot symptoms (Tingle - Numbness - Coldness -Swelling) are all from a combo of pressure from my L5 blown disc with nerve root compression and/or peroneal nerve issues. So yah could very well be!! You may want to Google peroneal nerve and learn more as it is related.

I trust my PM doc who is also a Board Certified Neurologist.

Hope you get better!

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Sounds like Dave is probably right on. I have stenosis at the L5/S1 and my three middle toes go numb if I stand still, and when sitting. My right foot toes went numb twice now when walking (new). Last EMG, "Moderate radiculopathy L5, left and right."

What part(s) of your foot are tingling? L5 covers (top and bottom) of your foot and the three middle toes. The L4 on the inside and the big toe, and S1 the outer side of the foot and the pinkie toe...

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

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Thanks lots. I kind of thought it was my back. I do have a buldging disc on l-5 but I guess I thought I would have painful back symptoms too. My back aches sometimes but this tingley foot thing is very irritating. down below my calf and shin and whole foot tingle. Yes my 3 toes do go numb sometimes to while sitting for the most part. It's wierd how the body works. am truly falling apart spine wise. My neck is all fused c3 thru T1 and now this stuff. Maybe it's coming from my neck? lol. Thanks so much for the imput.

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Howdy Gail,

That bulge could very well cause it, and without pain in your back! Think of it similar to if you leaned on your elbow too long and your hand started to go numb - but the elbow where you're compressing the nerve doesn't hurt. Your bulge at this stage might be so subtle on the exit nerve, it isn't hurting (or causing pain is better stated) at this point.

I went the other way. I got the back pain, then the numb issues started. Could it be your neck, sure, but not likely. If it where your neck (myelopathy), I would figure both feet would be affected since the cord would have to be directly involved. Of course "both sides" probably isn't etched in stone. On my first cervical hernia, it was on the cord so I researched (a little) about myelopathy, but never developed it - my issues from the neck stayed in the radiculopathy and neuropathy side of the house.

You might want to mention this new symptom to your spine specialist. They might have some exercises or stretches that might help with reducing the bulge, and too backing off the nerve that is being affected, and as such affecting your toes if that is what is causing it.

When my middle toes started going numb first was when standing. I naturally thought it was my boots, but experimented and found bare feet or with shoes it happened. Within a month or so it started happening when sitting. My doctor didn't have me get an MRI until I had both the back pain and the numbness issues.

Please let us know how it goes. *HUG*

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

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Thanks Brenda,

I'm going to ask as you suggested. I had a pretty fun time back in the day as I was a gymnast in high school and took a digger head first off the uneven bars and dislocated my elbow. The doctors felt that was the beginning of my life as we know it today. A few fender benders and wear and tear!! A fun life I do say so myself. I'm going to see what my therapist says about this and go from there I guess! I'll let you know and HUGS back to you too!

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Thanks Brenda,

I'm going to ask as you suggested. I had a pretty fun time back in the day as I was a gymnast in high school and took a digger head first off the uneven bars and dislocated my elbow. The doctors felt that was the beginning of my life as we know it today. A few fender benders and wear and tear!! A fun life I do say so myself. I'm going to see what my therapist says about this and go from there I guess! I'll let you know and HUGS back to you too!

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Tingles...

Gail,

Howdy, and thanks for the hugs!! :---) I guess aside from sharing a birthday, we share "oops" off the uneven bars! I screwed up a dismount and did a face crash into the lower bar - broke my nose but good! (G)

Question. You mentioned 'tingles', are they going numb too, or just the tingles (paraesthesia) at this point? Both are nerve symptoms, but just curious. I'm hoping your therapist will start you on activities that knocks this out for you. Smile

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.