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Dr. Saha
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The bottom of feet are often numb, and I am not diabetic.

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the bottom of feet are often numb, and I am not diabetic. What can cause this?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have asked her about, she suggested I take more Magnesium (400 mg Morning and night) doesn't seem to help, yet...Maybe I am being too hasty about results,?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am on Zoloft, Prilosec, Wellbuton...and vitamins every day/ have to admit I often forget about the night time Magnusium
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of, she pretty much knows my history. I am 69 and this has started about 2 years ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any test?
Did you take any measure?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.
I noticed you did not see the info request & went offline.
I am sending the answer so that you can see it when you come on line.
I am sorry for your health condition.
There are a few possibilities for the numbness.
There can be a nerve impingement.
Neuropathies, vascular causes from low circulation, trauma or compression of the foot can cause the numbness.
Low calcium, electrolyte changes can be factors.
It can be due to Morton's neuroma too if it affects from ball to the toes.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor or a neurologist again.
A few tests like scan, NCV, EMG, metabolic panel can be taken for diagnosis.
Treatment would follow according to cause.
You may try some home measures-
Stretching exercise, putting the feet in warm water tub can help.
Vitamin and minerals, calcium supplements can be helpful.
Please take plenty of fluid, fruits, vegetables etc.
Avoid coffee, alcohol, tobacco etc.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.