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Port Richey, FL
A 33-year-old female asked:

i keep getting this feeling that a string or piece of hair is wrapped around my pinky toe? any idea what causes this feeling?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Many Reasons.: This feeling that you are having is actually not all that rare. What is rare however, is rooting out the absolute reason for the feeling. Various neuropathies, entrapments, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, trauma and diabetes have all been blamed. The best advice is to have a specialist exam your toe. The possibility of an ainum, a fibrous contracture, although rare, must be examined for.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Best to see podiatry: A good medical history and clinical examination is needed to answer this questions because there are several etiologies to that kind of symptom. Best to see a podiatrist.

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Port Richey, FL
A 33-year-old female asked:

My pinky toe feels like it has a string or piece of hair wrapped around it but there's nothing there. Any clue what's causing this sensation?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
First make sure: There is none. Hair or string wrapped around a toe does happen and can lead to auto amputation of the digit. This is known as ainhum. If nothing is there, check under the digit to make sure there is no small crack in the skin. Make sure shoes are proper fit. If all above check out I'd consider neuropathy.

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