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I have been experiencing months now the wrinkled sock

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Hi Doc ,
I have been experiencing for several months now the wrinkled sock feeling at the ball of my left foot. I saw a podiatrist who recommended WalkFit insoles. They have helped some but the feeling has not gone away completely. I am not diabetic and in very good health for 63 years old. The feeling started shortly after I started running and running in my neighborhood means up and down hills. The podiatrist said it was caused by my shoes being too flexible in the toe area. He recommended wearing HOKA shoes. I have bought a pair but the feeling is more noticeable in them than in my New Balance. What recommendations do you have and treatments I can try. Thanks
Gary Wolfe
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

are you diabetic?

why is this happening?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Aren't you suppose to tell me what the cause is?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

has your B12 been tested or diabetes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just had blood work done. My doctor said it looked great. I have never been told to watch my sugar. I am not diabetic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I wear the insoles I do not have the feeling
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any more? Waiting
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Please, with all due respect, I am trying to help. Perhaps you would like to work with another expert?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not if I can get maybe a few suggestions. If not then just tell me so. I said in my opening statement I was not diabetic and in very good health for all my heart
Problems which I was told is not related. I
Bike 12-15 miles a day, run 1-2 miles, do light weights for maintain strength, play golf and do lots of stretching.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

so was B12 specifically tested or no?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
as I said when I wear the walk fits I do not feel the discomfort. There is no what I call pain
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I know. B12 doesn't cause pain. It causes abnormal nerve sensations

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Without the report in front of me I am not sure. Let's forget this. Sorry
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.