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Hi, my mom 72 is in great shape thank G-D, but has this numb feeling in the whole bottom of both feet, it gets much worse when lying down that bothers her from sleeping. During the daytime while she's walking around is much better. The Dr. sees no issue with circulation and sent her for an EMG and to a neurologist. They found nothing, all they can offer is some type of epilepsy medicine that she won't take. What do you think it can be and where do we go from here?I already asked this in the past but nothing really worked. It's already going on 2 years.Thank you so much.
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Well her symptoms can occur due to- Plantar fasciitis or it can be related with Metatarsalgia.

She can use below measures-

1. She can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen,naproxen it helps to prevent inflammation.
2. She should use metatarsal pads, these help to deflect stress away from the painful area.
3. She need to avoid regular exercise and reduce daily physical activity. This may be difficult for you, as per your profession, But adequate rest is very important.
4. Physiotherapy with local tendon and muscle strengthening exercises can be helpful
5. She need to use ice packs to the affected area for about 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
6. When symptoms doesn't improve, then steroid Injections may be used These are injected locally and help to get relief from pain and inflammation.
7.In case all the above measures have not eased the symptoms, then She may be referred to an Orthopedic foot surgeon for surgical options.

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