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Can numbness in feet be cured?

The answer to whether numbness in the feet can be cured depends on the underlying cause. Numbness in the feet can be caused by a variety of conditions and treatments vary depending on the exact cause.

Some potential causes of numbness in the feet include nerve damage, peripheral artery disease, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, and compressions of a nerve. Treatment for numbness in the feet usually consists of determining and alleviating the underlying cause.

Diagnosing the cause may require additional tests such as x-rays, EMG, CT scans, and MRI.

Depending on the underlying cause, treatments may include medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, anticonvulsants, nerve-block injections, vitamin supplementation, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes including weight loss.

Surgery may be necessary in certain cases to alleviate pressure on the nerves. In some cases, the symptoms of numbness in the feet may improve with the use of orthotics, shoe modifications, and over-the-counter pain relief.

It is important to consult with a medical professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in the feet and the best course of treatment. Only with appropriate treatment can the numbness in the feet be addressed effectively and potentially cured.