A 26-year-old female asked:
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when i took a step the other day a sharp pain shot through my big toe, the right half/top of my toe has been numb since. is this bad/ can it b fixed?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the specific cause and it may in all likelihood do we with nonsurgical care. It may represent tarsal tunnel syndrome, although there are other possibilities as well. I would not hesitate to be seen.
Answered on Jul 7, 2016

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