- Your Numbness in the Heel - Side of the Foot May Also be Known as:
- Can't feel heel
- Heel numbness
- Loss of sensation on heel
Top 3 Numbness in the Heel - Side of the Foot Causes
Morton neuroma is nerve damage between the 2nd and 3rd toes, often found in women who run or wear tight high heels.
You can try to make things better simply by changing your footwear like adopting orthotics, for example. Go to the doctor for further workup, however, if that doesn't work. There, your doctor will perform a physical exam and maybe take an MRI. Treatment for tougher cases include injections of corticosteroids. Surgery is a last resort but works well.
- Top Symptoms:
- foot numbness, pain in the sole of the foot, pain in both feet, pain when touching the foot, pain in the outside of the foot
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2.Low Calcium Level
Hypocalcemia is a condition where there is not enough calcium in the blood. Calcium is a mineral contained in the blood, which helps the heart and other muscles function properly, and is needed to maintain strong teeth and bones.
You should seek advice and a blood test from your primary care physician. To treat hypocalcemia, take a calcium and vitamin D supplement daily, and increase consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. You should also avoid drinking too many soft drinks, which contain phosphates - a chemical that can interfere with the body's ability to absorb calcium. Avoiding salty foods is also helpful, as salt makes the body lose calcium.
- Top Symptoms:
- fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability, general numbness, tingling foot
- Primary care doctor
3.Fibular Nerve Injury
Fibular nerve injury can be caused by a wide range of factors, including trauma, surgery, weight loss, and others.
This is a very common nerve injury and often resolves quickly with rest and gentle stretching.
- Wait and watch
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Numbness in the Heel - Side of the Foot
- Q.How long has your foot been numb?
- Q.Is your foot numbness getting better or worse?
- Q.How numb is your foot?
- Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
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Numbness in the Heel - Side of the Foot Symptom Checker Statistics
People who have experienced numbness in the heel-side of the foot have also experienced:
- 25% Heel Pain
- 12% Tingling Foot
- 6% Pain in Both Feet
People who have experienced numbness in the heel-side of the foot had symptoms persist for:
- 65% Less Than a Day
- 18% Over a Month
- 8% Less Than a Week
People who have experienced numbness in the heel-side of the foot were most often matched with:
- 53% Morton Neuroma
- 26% Low Calcium Level
- 4% Fibular Nerve Injury
Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).