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Numb feet and toes, an active musician, play Drums, have

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numb feet and toes, an active musician, play Drums, have been getting B12 shots, 80 years of age Blood pressure fine 115/69--heart rate 68-70, no smoke or drink, have good diet, Brain active, feel real positive. feet used to cold, but not now, slight swelling in ankles, but not first thing in morning. optimistic Gerry A.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you use your feet/toes in playing any musical instrument?

If yes,since how long?

Is numbness in both foot?

Since how long you have this numbness?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for coming back online.

The symptoms you have described of having numbness in feet & toes can have all kinds of different causes, as it is a symptom of many different diseases.

It usually arises from damage or disease of nerves.Its most common causes are:nerve compression syndromes, pressure on the spinal nerves such as that due to a herniated disk,high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke,transient ischemic attack.Also this can be due to :Underactive thyroid,abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body,lack of vitamin B12,certain medications.

The underlying cause of this numbness should be identified and then treated by your doctor.

You need following tests:

-Nerve conduction studies,
-Certain blood tests,
-Electro physiological studies

Its good to know that at age of 80 years,you have normal blood pressure & heart rate and do not smoke or drink, have good diet.You had active brain , feel positive .That sounds very nice.

So my advice for you is to make an appointment with a neurologist for have these tests to know the exact cause & hence its treatment will then be done accordingly.

Hope this helped.

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Thank you.

Kind Regards