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Old 09-25-2019, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Foot tingling?

About last July, one of the toes on my left foot started twitching pretty regularly throughout the day. When it kept twitching until late last August, I went to a neurologist and he did an EMG/nerve conduction that came out normal. He also had me get a brain, t-spine, and c-spine MRI (each of them w/o contrast), all of which came out normal (I did a closed, 1.5T machine for all three of the MRIs).

We're waiting the results of my blood test, but a few weeks ago, before I had the MRIs, a couple of the toes on my left foot started to tingle/buzz/get a creepy crawly sensation a few times a day. It has typically been after I've been walking for a bit, then the sensation stops. So now I'm very, very concerned about this tingly/buzzing sensation across my left foot and am afraid it could be MS.

I wish I had gotten my MRIs on a 3T as now I'm afraid there are lesions that just didn't show up on the 1.5T. I have no other symptoms, otherwise, such as numbness, dizziness, or visual symptoms. I'm just really at a loss as to what else it could be.

Thanks so much in advance for any guidance you could give. I'm just so worried.
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hi graciepkg and welcome to NeuroTalk.

Foot tingling and twitching could be due to many different things. There is no symptoms exclusive to MS. A 1.5T is very capable of showing lesions.

Maybe your blood work will give you some answers. Just so you know, there is no blood test that will indicate MS as a possible cause. All blood work is used for ruling in/out other possible causes.

A couple of thoughts that may or may not be helpful

(1) you might consider seeing a podiatrist (foot Dr.)

(2) You might talk to your Dr. about having an x-ray and/or MRI of the Lumber spine (Lower back). This would not be for MS but possible back problems that could account for the foot tingling and twitching.

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