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Why is my big toe numb?

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Dr. Leroy Fleischer answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Nerve problem: Sometimes numbness in a toe could be due to an injury or irritation of a nerve. You need to see your doctor for further evaluation.

Answered 11/27/2019

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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Nerve: Crushed nerve injury. This can happen from shoe pressure if this persists see your podiatrist.

Answered 2/1/2020

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Dr. David Hettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Nerve impingement: Something is irritating the nerve travelling to this area. Often it is a bunion bump that is rubbing against the shoe. There is a small nerve that is right under the skin and goes on into the big toe. See a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis and care.

Answered 4/23/2020

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Two main sources: Local reason were you could have irritation to the nerve on the top of the toe. Sign of general problem like diabetic neuropathy, disc problem

Answered 6/2/2013

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