A 42-year-old member asked:
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Why is my baby toe numb, when my shoes are not at all tight?

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Dr. Pamela Kirby
25 years experience in Podiatry
Compression: Usually when the 5th toe is numb, it is because something is compressing it. If nothing is, than it could be from sural nerve impingement or s1 from your back. See your local podiatrist or neurologist.
Answered on Dec 15, 2014
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Nerve compression: Probably from compressionof the nerve between the toes. If only minor trauma the feeling should return.
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