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60 yr male my left foot is numb on top, no redness or swelling,

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60 yr male my left foot is numb on top, no redness or swelling, painful to touch. I can only sleep an hour at a time, so painful I have get up and walk around for a few min. go back to bed and it starts all over again.

Thank you for your question,

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When did the pain & numbness develop?

Does it occur only in sleep?

Do you have any other symptom?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it developed 3 weeks ago after a fall down some stairs. I didn't get hurt only small bruise on left back. I have some pain during the day. Just wish I could sleep more than 1 hour at a time.

Thank you for the information.

Pain, numbness on the top of the feet can be from a few causes.

There can be a nerve impingement.

This can occur from trauma.

As you have bruise in the back it can occur in the spine too.

This may get worse on laying down.

Arthritis can also cause pain without much swelling but numbness is not common.

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

An X ray/ scan can be taken.

You can try to sleep on hard surface which would help to keep the back straight.

Heat, massage can be applied for pain.

You are likely to need prescription grade pain medicines if

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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