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A 24-year-old female asked:

numbness in some toes after wearing heels. walked barefoot in cold. has lasted a week. hurts to curl toes. no swelling/discoloration. what is wrong?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Numbness: You may have a stress fracture .See a podiatrist for help.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Numbness: You didn't say where the numbness is. If it is at toes 3 and 4 it could be a neuroma. The walking barefoot in the cold , while not very smart , may not be a complicating factor unless you have frostbite. If that were the case you would have some puffiness in the affected area due to the freezing of the tissues and resultant cell lysis. See your podiatrist for help.

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Last updated Sep 17, 2016

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