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Numbness and tingling on top of foot

TracyLynneTTracyLynne Posts: 583
I've had a very nasty setback with my SI joint pain and sciatica. Last week, I slipped going down my stairs and jarred my back. I didn't think much of it until I noticed that the top of my left foot has been going numb, there is one spot that has an "electrical shock" feeling if I touch it (and it radiates on its own) and it's worst around my big toe, over to where I have a bunion, and along the inside of my foot.

I have L4/L5 and S1 issues, so I do believe that is probably where this is stemming from, but it bothers me that it can be SO numb at times.

I did get in to see my doc this afternoon, but don't imagine she can do much. I just had all my MRIs done for my whole spine, so I'm sure they won't want to investigate again.

Anybody with a similar experience? Have you had it settle down with anything?



  • Hi Tracy, sorry I don't have any advice or ideas, but I just wanted to say I'm sorry that you have had this setback and hope that it is nothing serious. Thinking of you - take care.

    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • It's been miserable, but I've come across some great new doctors who are actually LISTENING to me (and my body!), so it's taken 25 years, but I think it's been worth the wait!! :)

    My doc figures that because I already have L4/L5 issues, I've just stirred that area up a little, and she hopes it will settle in one to four weeks. I see another specialist next Monday in Vancouver (I get FOUR hours of assessment with her!!), so we'll see what she has to say.

    Hope you're well, Bruce - I'm trying to be a little more active here again, as things have been crazy for the past few months! :P
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  • Hello-TracyLynne

    I hate your dealing with that. I deal with it daily. I have noticed when I have a bad flare up the numbness and weakness on my left side gets worse. Across the foot around big toe.

    The only thing you can do is rest and take it easy. Sounds like your inflamed. May try anti-inflamatory to help. Goodluck and hope you feel better soon.
  • Thanks for the input.

    Cathy, I've been taking Toradol for inflammation, and it isn't doing much of anything. I am taking it easy, too, as everything is already flared up enough.

    Sorry to hear it's a daily occurrence for you - hope you get some relief!

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