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my big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago will the numbness go away how long does this take

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Numbness: Surgery may cause tissue irritation (expected). Tissue healing involves the skin, soft tissue , and surrounding nerves. It could take 9 months for hea ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Farber
24 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Probably, months: Depending on what sesamoid was taken out, some nerves can get stretched or damaged. A stretched nerve will usually recover over a few months but impro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Open Sesamoid!!: Removing the tibial sesamoid can sometimes cause some pain and swelling in the area of the ball of the foot for several months. The swelling should be ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Ice is a good friend: ice and elevate that foot. consider an elastic anklet to help with the edema.
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Walking: generally well localized numbness in the toe is from your shoes and significant walking. There is rubbing on a small superficial nerve. It may or may ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
33 years experience Podiatry
Nerve issue: Sometimes tight shoes can push on a nerve and cause neuropraxia....which is temporary injury of a nerve. It can make part or area go numb. It may take ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumpt ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Not just shoes: Digital nerves can be compressed by tight shoes causing the toes to become numb. But sensory change in the leg involves different nerves. Also circula ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Get checked : You need to see a doctor. Your eyelid shouldn't be droopy. You may need to see a neurologist or to have blood tests or an MRI scan to be sure there is ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluat ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Many reasons: Bilateral nerve pinching at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome), plantar fasciitis, polyneuropathy such as diabetes, small fibre neuropathy perhaps. Visit ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Several things: Most common cause of toe numbness is nerve compression. Either from having a deformity of the great toe combined with a shoe that presses on the nerve ... Read More
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