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I'm 58 years old. My feet have begun aching whenever I get

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I'm 58 years old. My feet have begun aching whenever I get up in the morning and get out of bed. Also my legs sometimes tingle as if they are falling asleep. What could this be
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
Do you take any medicine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Flo max. But it started before I started taking flo max
Any back problems Mark?
Also do you smoke?
Finally does the foot pain ease up as you walk around?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No back problems and I don't smoke. And it does get better after showering and walking around some
The problem is plantar fasciitis mark
This is inflammation of the fibrous sheath on the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia.
It is nothing to worry about.
It will go away in a few weeks probably faster with treatment
Treatment includes anti inflammatories, stretching, orthotics for your shoes, and physical therapy
here is an article about it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It can last up to 12 months.
Rarely do cases last that long
With no treamtent it might.
I'm not surprised it continued with no treatment though
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ACHY and sore--no stabbing pains. and what about the tingles in my legs as if they are asleep
that is the confusing part mark
That makes me think the back could be involved.
I think you should have xrays or an MRI of the lower spine
Problems here often present with only leg symptoms.
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