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Re: numbness in left foot heel and part of sole with sometimes slightly swollen calf

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 9, 2010
  • 11:54 PM

About 6 months ago my left calf sometimes felt swollen and I experienced pins and needles and some numbness...

Now my left foot is numb by the heel and part of the sole of my left foot.. It is worse in the mornings and for the first 30 mins of the day there is also a buring sensation in the sole of my foot.. The numbness in the foot is continuous.. If I lay down and raise my left leg is does seem to alleviate some of the numbness temporarily.

I have read on the internet various conditions which seem to have my problem as a symptom including Restless leg syndrome, Tarsal sunnel syndrome, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Paresthesia, Dehydration, Vitamin B12 deficiency, Sciatica, Spinal compression, AIDS and underactive thyroid ..

Which is most likely for a 40 year old guy? I would appreciate any help you can give..

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  • Now has got worse.. Accompanied by regular headaches..Had a back X ray and vein scan..Possible disc rubbing but nothing shown obvious on x ray..Vein scan showed narrower veins on my left leg but also not conclusive..Another doctor said it could be a nerve problem..Any advice would be great as it seems to be getting worse and soon I feel I won't be able to walk much..
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