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why are my toes numb when i wake up

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: It could be one of several things including blood circulation problems.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
& your point is? LOL: Well, I didn't see that one coming you might say. If you'd come up with a good little distracting story for the first part u could use the left toe as ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Numbness on waking: When you are sleeping, there is reduced movements. Sometimes, one may lie in a position that compresses some nerves for hours, or compresses blood ves ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy: You could have a peripheral neuropathy, or even bilateral tarsal tunnel syndrome, and this needs exam and testing as many potential causes. See a loc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel : Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and ha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Thoracic outlet: There are a few possibilities that fit . A neurologist can tease that out. Thoracic outlet syndrome causes this, by pinching the nerves from your spin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
30 years experience Hand Surgery
Suspicious for CTS: Your symptoms sound suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome. If its primarily the thumb, index, and middle finger that become numb that would support th ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Ulner nerve: If your elbow is folded when you sleep, as would be the case if you put your hand under your head, your ulner nerve is getting compressed and causing ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
48 years experience Hand Surgery
Not if your sane: When you sleep your muscles are pumping less fluid back to your heart so the tissues that surround tendons swell. This pinches nearby nerves causing n ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nerve issues: Often this is a sign of nerve compression or inflammation at the wrist (carpal tunnel synd) however, nerves can be compressed at the elbow, shoulder, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel : Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and ha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Possible CT Syndrome: See a neurologist. You need ncv/emg.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Numbess: Hard to tell without further history and physical. Possible nerve damage, less likely circulation problem, maybe medication side effect, although, the ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis?: Sounds like arthritis. The classic syptoms include morning stiffness and swelling that resovles in 30 min. See a hand surgeon or a rheumatologist for ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Can be...: Shoes are too small, neuroma, tarsal tunnel, radiculopathy from back. Possible systemic problem like diabetes, nutrional deficiency. I would rule them ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably not: It usually means you have cut off circulation from sleeping in an odd position; however, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist spli ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
41 years experience Podiatry
Etnter an answer sum: After waking the muscles are often tight, and blood flow decreases. Stretch before getting out of bed, and massage your feet to stimulate increased bl ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It would be helpful: If you state specifically where they hurt. The swelling part is a bit of a concern as swelling in the morning is not as common as swelling say in the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Arms tension : Due to position during sleep nothing else.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Start of carpal tunn: Sounds like compressive neuropathy Begin treatment with brace at night
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis or nerve: Usually patients who wake up with stiff fingers have some early arthritis in their joints. Sometimes the nerve in the wrist can be pinched. If you ha ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
27 years experience Podiatry
Positioning: Likely you are sleeping in some contracted position compressing the nerves in your extremities. Or you mattress may need to be replaced.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Clogged glands: Sore eyes upon awakening: Usually due to clogged meibomian glands: use warm/hot compresses and diluted tea tree oil or lid hygiene: see [email protected] ... Read More

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