Numbness in legs and feet

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by sandik5, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. sandik5

    sandik5 New Member

    I have had numbness in my feet and legs for 8 years now. Does anyone else have this problem? It started in my toes and now it has traveled up my legs and stops right under my knees. I would really like to know if this is going to get worse, or stay the way it is.
  2. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    You didn't indicate it, but I'm hoping you have been under the care of a doctor for the past 8 years with the numbness and probably seeing a neurologist for neurological testing, then potentially an orthopedist for testing if it is spine problem that is causing this. I think a specialist will be the person to finally answer your question as to whether it is going to stay the way it is or get worse. Good luck.
  3. feathermelightly

    feathermelightly New Member

    It seems everything progresses and nothing can be done about it. My doctors hand out pain pills and say see you in three months. I 've gotten tired of this so I'm trying to get a fresh start out of the area. Test results are conflicting. Three recent NCTs and EMGs show different results. I am very confused.

    Most of my problems are neurological - is it fibromyalgia or not? A most recent source says:

    Fibromyalgia – Nerve Damage

    From the Fibrymyalgia Association… and…American College of Rheumatology

    Fibromyalgia Is a Neuropathic Pain Syndrome... showing that more than 80% of patients with FM had such sensory alteration...
    Neuropathic pain resides, not in the nerve lesion itself, but in the resulting nerve dysfunction.

    What Causes Fibromyalgia?

    What is Fibromyalgia?
    ... from diffuse muscle and tendon shortening, driven in part by multiple nerve compressions throughout the spine and limbs.

    How Fibroymalgia Happens?

    Autonomic Nervous System Stress Response?

    Evidence for Small-Fiber neuropathy in Fibromyalgia Patients

    Get all the questions answered and the full story with photos click on this link:
    Posted on 05/11/08, 10:05 am

    Guess I better go read this myself!

    We have to keep searching for answers. What do the docs say about your feet and legs?
  4. regene

    regene New Member

    Are you a diabetic? I have diabetes and I have a problem with tingling and numbness in my toes.
  5. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    Have you seen a doctor?
    There are many things that can cause numbness. Many illnesses/causes that should be ruled out.

    To the poster who's doctor who hands out pain pills for numbness??? I'm assuming you have pain also? That just doesn't sound right. Unless you have Fibro as well, which is very painful.