numbness, tingling in baby toe and along bottom half of right foot

hi i hope you can help me. i am 41 years old, female, and in general good health. yesterday i was walking around barefoot as per usual in my home doing nothing out of the ordinary when very slowly i noticed the onset of a tingling feeling in my baby toe and the 2 toes next to it and also along 1/2 of the bottom of my right foot near the baby toe. this started slowly and then progressed to a numbness to the point where i can't feel my toes or bottom of my foot even when walking. when i touch my toes i feel a wooden feeling. i can feel them being touched but as if only on the very surface, for instance, as if there were callouses touching each other. there is a spongy feel to my foot when i walk and now today it feels as if that tingling feeling is spreading up my leg. What could this be?

please help ASAP as i have 2 small children to take care of and am finding this to be a hindrance to their care.


Posted By debbie s on May 03, 2003 at 09:41:20:

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