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Numb or tingling hands and feet while walking?

By Anonymous May 14, 2009 - 7:53pm
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I know I need to lose weight so I am starting slow with pilates and walking. However after five minutes of walking my calves are quite painful - not cramping, just very tight. Stretching helps a little. I keep walking and it eventually goes away but about half an hour later my feet & ankles go completely numb & tingling. Like pins and needles when you sit on them for too long. I was with a group so I kept walking. Is it foot wear (I wear good walking shoes) or circulation (I have low blood pressure)? Has anyone else found a solution to this?

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Is it normal to have numbness in my feet and toes that's painful after having stents placed in leg.

October 13, 2018 - 7:41pm
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Hello, Anon.

Angioplasty with stent placement is a minimally invasive procedure used to open narrow or blocked arteries. This procedure is used in different parts of your body, depending on the location of the affected artery. It requires only a small incision.

How long has it been since your procedure? Contact your doctor immediately if you notice the following symptoms at your incision site:

unusual pain
bleeding that can’t be stopped with a small bandage

Numbness may or may not be related. You should discuss the symptoms you are having with your doctor.


October 14, 2018 - 5:43am

Hi, Anon, and welcome to EmpowHer!

First, let me give you a big round of applause for working on your fitness and your weight. Sometimes the hardest step is the one that gets us started. I'm really proud of you for digging into it and finding a walking group.

May I ask how overweight you are, or how much you think you would like to lose? And how long has it been since you exercised with any regularity?

Do you ever experience the tingling or pins-and-needles at any other time, like when you're sitting or standing for a long period of time?

It sounds a little to me like perhaps a circulation issue but maybe more likely a slightly pinched or inflamed nerve. Have you had back problems?

Please let me know some more answers and I'll do a little more research for you. And keep up the good work!

May 15, 2009 - 9:53am
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