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The Toes On My Left Foot Are Swelling And Twisting. The Podiatrist Doesn’t Seem To Know Why.

The Toes On My Left Foot Are Swelling And Twisting. The Podiatrist Doesn’t Seem To Know Why.

The toes were numb and tingling for a couple of months before the swelling started. They are not sensitive to touch but sometimes they feel like they are going to burst and then they really hurt. My neurologist thinks i may have nerve damage but I can’t get a test to find out until December.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I don't know anything a out acupuncture except the only treatment I received combined it with E-Stim, or, Electrical stimulation. pretty sure you have experienced it before since it is a mainstay of phys. therapist and chiropractors, I have been fascinated with them as a kid and even built one. Attached is a picture of one I have that you can borrow if you like. I'll try to bring it to boxing on Monday. E--Stim is credited with improving circulation through deep-tissue massage. Honestly, though, I think they are considered short-term therapy

posted about 2 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Oh Karla, you certainly don't deserve another PD complication! I hope that the December appointment sheds some light on it but until that time, I would surely try every home remedy there was (guessing that you have), knowing that some of these might make it worse. Have you tried alternating baths of hot and cold water? E-stim ? I have one that you can borrow it you want). How about "The Good Feet Store"? a deep heat; ultrasound therapy a t the P/T?
Good Luck

posted about 2 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thanks Steve. I've been wearing inserts in my shoes for a long time now. But I don't know what an E-stim is. Do you think it would help? From my research I think it is the deep peroneal nerve being pinched. Of course, what do I know? I've also contemplated acupuncture. I had it before.

posted about 2 months ago
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