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Numbness in heel

September, 2018



We live in Canada. My father underwent a colostomy surgery 6 months ago. He does not speak english so i am trying to help him. He has a strong heel numbness which causing discomfort especially when he is about to sleep.

Just wondering if you could give us some advices how to treat it.



Numbness anywhere in the body is a concern. The numbness could be manifesting from a wide variety of reasons, and not necessary related to the colostomy surgery.  It is highly recommended that your Father seek medical attention by a Doctor promptly to investigate, assess, and diagnose the source of the numbness. The Doctor will then be able to advise on the appropriate treatment. Wishing your Father prompt relief of his discomfort.

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