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Dignosis for buzzing in my left foot

I have been experiencing a buzzing sensation in my left foot for several days and realized that i have had this happen in isolated moments before. This, however, has been going on, continually, for several days. It starts and stops every few seconds. I have tried stretching and self-massage and nothing seems to relieve the buzzing. Do you have any ideas as to the reason?
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replied October 28th, 2011
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Buzzing (or tingling, pins-n-needles, ants crawling, etc) is due to a disorder in one or more of the peripheral nerves, which supply the area with the sensation. However, there are many causes for this. The top two are probably a compression neuropathy (either locally or in the spine) and a secondary neuropathy from a disease process like diabetes.

If the sensation does not go away, you should probably see your physician about it. Good luck.
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replied May 13th, 2014
I too am experiencing this, and it seems as though it's not too uncommon. It's different from the well known tingling, pins-and-needles, ants crawling sensation. This feels literally like a buzz or a vibration, like the way a vibrating cell phone feels in your pocket. I am feeling it on the right side of my left heel, and it comes goes intermittently (it pops up every few seconds and buzzes for a few seconds at a time). There seem to be a lot of threads online from people experiencing this, but nothing from physicians explaining what could be causing it. Any experts out there with some insight?
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