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how do i cure a numb toe?

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Dr. Farshad Bathaee
Podiatry 24 years experience
Numb toe: You need an evaluation to determine the cause of the numbness first. When a diagnosis has been established, you doctor can plan a treatment for you.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Depends: Numbness of the toes can have several causes. Have it evaluated by your podiatrist. If the numbness comes and goes, then it may be treatable. If the numbness is constant, it is more difficult and may not be something that will resolve. Dr l.
Dr. James Goetz
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Numb toe: Numb toe can be caused by alot of things. Need to rule out things like neuropathy, nerve entrapment or maybe even a lower back disc problem. Get checked out by a podiatrist.

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Is it normal for my baby to have pigeon toes?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Babies in the womb usually have their feet pointed in and they don't start to straighten them until they get older and start using their legs more. If your child is starting to walk and tripping due to their feet turning in, talk with your doctor.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What type of fibromatosis grows on top of the foot?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Possible desmoid?: Most fibromatoses of the foot occurs on the bottom (plantar) surface. There is a type of benign tumor that is very invasive called a desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor. I would be concerned that a lump on the top (dorsal) surface of the foot could be this, which is aggressive. A ganglion cyst is another possibility. See a doctor for possible imaging and biopsy.
A member asked:

Btown color on top of feet?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Lesions: Brown discoloration on the skin can be a multiple of problems, best to have evaluated by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. If you are a diabetic, these are associated with use of metformin "leaking" iron in your bloodstream and skin. Otherwise, the possibility of melanoma exists.
A 27-year-old male asked:

How long do you need to stay off of a toe that has a spur but isnt broken?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends on a lot: Rest will not make a spur go away. Allevating the pressure on the toe which caused the spur to form is the key. If the area is inflammed and sore, rest may be helpful for a while. If the cause is not addressed, then the problem will return in a short time. The problem could be shoe pressure or pressure from another toe or another deformity.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Feet fall asleep but not sure what to do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Wake them up: If this happens often, this means you have neuropathy and should be evaluated by a doctor. If it happens after sitting in a certain position it is occurring as a result of pressure neuropathy and you should not sit in that position or not for a long time.

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