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Feet numbness and difficultly waking

Started by dineshp on 06/13/2011 6:43pm

I am a 48 year old male and was physically active until now. A couple of years ago I started having difficulty in passing urine and eventually after a long list of test, I was diagnosed with the Urine Retention. In addition to this my bowel movements are now every 2 or 3 days. I started self cathetarization which is relieving but recently I started having difficulty with walking. Both feet has burning and tingling sensation and it is stressful to walk even a short distance.The MRI's do not show any major disk degeneration or tumors in my spine.
There is continuous burning sensation in my lower back and shin muscles all the way to the big toes. Any suggestion as to what could be causing this would be appreciated.

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I'm not sure why you think the two issues are related. It sounds more like peripheral neuropathy. You can have it tested by a neurologist which is about a 15 minute test. There, presently, about only two things you can do for peripheral neuropathy unless it is brought on due to diabetes, Gabapentin or Neurontin. Some people have found relive with Cymbalta (an SSRI). There is also a new medication you need a prescription for but I believe all natural, called Metanx. - Then again, I am getting ahead, sounds like you should set up an appointment with a neurologist first.



I would agree with the previous post. Have you been checked for diabetes. Foot numbness and pain is rather common. I would say it is correct see a neurologist.

Although it may seem like a sciatica issue, I would seek the neurologist's advice and get the nerves checked. See you Primary health physician and get checked for diabetes also.