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  • Posted By: lunarbaby86
  • January 9, 2007
  • 11:53 PM

My left foot is partially numb, I have recently started getting shooting pains through the arch and severe cramps and shooting pains in my calf. I have had 4 MRI's, a spinal tap, numerous blood tests. My doctor found nerve damage in both of my legs, degenerative arthritis, and a disc poking into my spine. She says that the arthritis and disc are not the cause of my leaden foot. She seems to be stumped, and I am frustrated! Multiple Sclerosis and diabetes have been ruled out. If anyone out there can provide any help, ideas, etc.... I would greatly appreciate it. I know I am not the only one in the world who is having or has had this problem.

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  • sounds like a pinched nerve to me. I have carpal tunnel in my wrists and the first thing they checked for when I started having numbess and pain was just that. have you had an emg? if not, i would suggest it
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 00:13 AM
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  • I have had an EMG. Thanks for your suggestion. They are talking about sending me to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota next. And I have another MRI and bloodwork coming up.
    lunarbaby86 1 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 00:32 AM
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  • oh my god! i have been having the same problems for 7+ months. tons of tests have not indicated why. if you find out anything would you please let me know? i will do likewise for you thanks, cherylanne:(
    cherylanne 13 Replies Flag this Response
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