Posted by: Samantha | 2007/12/10

Pins & needle on the top of my foot

The top of my right foot has had pin & needle for over a week. I attended a function and wore a high shoe that crossed over the top of my foot. Having a high instep could it have caused nerve damage? I exercise quite a lot & have had back problems relating to my running. I am concerned that this may be an indictaion of a more serious problem possibly related to my back. My back is not sore at present. I have been to a chiro on numerous occasions.

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Hi Samantha
You probably bruised one of the superficial nerves on the bridge of the foot - try using Voltaren gel, and give it some time, it will probably come right by itself.
dr Bets

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Posted by: yunus | 2008/05/01

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