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All of my toes are numb. Been to the foot doctor twice and got shots between all
my toes, didn't do any good. Now they are starting to be painful. I really don't
want to have surgery yet, Anyone else been through this and how do you deal with it?
 
Posts: 832 | Location: Mason, Ohio | Registered: September 16, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I purchased a hard rubber ball and rolled it around the floor with the bottom of my foot and did
Exercises with a two by four

And also worked with a rubber band.
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I purchased a hard rubber ball and rolled it around the floor with the bottom of my foot
I periodically suffer from plantar fascitis which is a different part of the foot, but this worked for me so worth a try. Freeze bottled water (e.g. Aquafina) and roll your foot on it. Not only does the rolling stretch things out, but the ice reduces inflammation. Worked better than any of the balls or rollers I had purchased for PF.



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Are you certain of the diagnosis? It’s not neuropathy?





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Are you certain of the diagnosis? It’s not neuropathy?


Been to the foot doctor twice. I assume she knows what she's doing.
It's just annoying having all your toes numb. It sometimes affects my
balance. I'll live with it until it gets worse.
 
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You should have your serum A1c checked.

Do you know what it is currently?





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You should have your serum A1c checked.

Do you know what it is currently?

I have no idea what A1c is. Been retired for a little over a year.
Haven't seen a doc in a year and half. Affordable care act is not
affordable. No insurance. Three years before I can get Medicare.
 
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The question is whether you have diabetes which is known to cause neuropathy. Besides fasting glucose Alc is the gold standard for determinining whether you have diabetes. These labs are not expensive. Better yet ask your Podiatrist if you might have diabetes. I am sure he sees a lot of it.
 
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The question is whether you have diabetes which is known to cause neuropathy. Besides fasting glucose Alc is the gold standard for determinining whether you have diabetes. These labs are not expensive. Better yet ask your Podiatrist if you might have diabetes. I am sure he sees a lot of it.
For the record: ZSMICHAEL knows whereof he speaks.

Your A1c is the easiest, probably least expensive thing to check. So that's where I'd start.

I have this problem occasionally. Comes and goes. I know I'm neither diabetic nor pre-diabetic, because it's been going on for a while and I've received annual wellness checks. So it's probably a touch of neuropathy in my case.

Or it could be circulation. My extremities (hands, feet) tend to get cold. But it happens even when my feet don't feel cold, so probably neuropathy.

What is your overall health? Do you eat well? Do you keep yourself well-hydrated? Is your weight more-or-less ok? (E.g.: You're neither obese nor skin-and-bones.) Do you get regular exercise? Do you get a minimum of 7½ hours of good sleep every night?




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200,000 newly diagnosed cases of Morton’s Neuroma every year vs 1.4 million new cases of type II Diabetes per year. You live a lifestyle that often results in type II diabetes, and the Morton’s Neuroma treatments (plural) did not work. Might be time for a second opinion from a different healthcare professional.


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I get a physical once a year to renew my CDL. Drive a truck for 42 years and
it breaks down your body. I see my regular doc once or twice a year and they
take blood, my only problem is a little high blood pressure. one pill a day.
It just sucks having your toes numb . My oldest son was a letter carrier and
had the same. He had the surgury and it sucked , wear a boot for a month.
 
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I get a physical once a year to renew my CDL.


Apparently not:
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Haven't seen a doc in a year and half.


It is a mystery how you are so reliable in your rejection of very well founded advice from members here, usually coupled with a raft of excuses.

Perhaps get back on that once-a-year schedule and be sure to have them run labs for the 'betes.



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It is a mystery how you are so reliable in your rejection of very well founded advice from members here, usually coupled with a raft of excuses.






 
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I see my regular doc once or twice a year and they
take blood, my only problem is a little high blood pressure. one pill a day.


That’s not what you told me over the phone. The other thing you’re leaving out goes hand-in-hand with type II diabetes and neuropathy. If you had told the podiatrist everything, you may never have been told Morton’s Neruoma in the first place. I'm not a doctor, but we have far too much in common for me not to connect some rather large dots.


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Yes. I developed in 2016 after working a conference dealers hall for 4 days straight and being on feet about 10-12 hours per day. Basically standing on concrete.

Got orthotics that make it manageable. Recently saw the podiatrist and she was like "oh, we could try surgery but that is like 60% likely to work and could make it worse. We could try a shot too, but since what you have is prettyy much managed, can't recommend it." So, I have this for life. All because my control freak boss loathed anyone sitting, at all, and becuase the conference had insane dealers room hours. Most are like open 8 hours tops. Not 12. Grumble...
 
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A1C test cost $31

https://www.lifeextension.com/...=a1c&t=coveo4A2453FD

Get it friggen done. I’m not asking.
 
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