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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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I have been experiencing a numbness ans slight tingling

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Dear sir, I have been experiencing a numbness ans slight tingling sensation on a small area of the lateral part of my left foot. Its quite annoying.
Since experiencing this I have been able to think of only two possible reasons:
1. I've had a mild pain at my upper back area around my left scapula region, sort of underneath the scapula but im not so sure. I've had this pain with clicking sounds for years but its never stopped me from lifting heavy weights at the gym daily.
2. I noticed the ankle and top part of the left foot has been a bit tender for no apparent reason. I massaged it today hoping that would help but still nothing.
I would also like to point out that I have flat feet.
There is no lower back pain. Only upper back.
No weakness in the foot.
There is a Tender spot on the foot.
Its been there for over 24hrs now.
I really look forward to your advice.
Thanks
Rem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi and sorry for the delay. Any swelling, redness or bruising in the foot?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, there is no swelling or redness but it does feel bruised close to the ankle and top of the foot.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--and prior to this no problem there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no problem there prior to this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. We can continue after this if you'd like.
This sounds like one or a combination of two things. Fasciitis--inflammation of a tendon--is one part but with the tingling sensation there may be a component of tarsal tunnel syndrome--like carpal tunnel syndrome but in the ankle and foot rather than the wrist and hand. For now I suggest ibuprofen, topical capsaicin cream, and as much rest of the foot as possible. If it doesn't clear in a few days have a doctor take a look