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A 29-year-old female asked:

i feel like im stepping on my nerves under my 4th toe. usually i feel it while walking and suffer . it vanishes automatically and recurs very often.

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Dr. Gianni Persich
Podiatry 31 years experience
Neuroma: The "nerve" type pain you describe is likely an inter-metatarsal neuroma, or swelling of the nerve. Have your local foot specialist evaluate if the symptoms are persistent or cause lifestyle changes.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Could be a neuroma: If just 2 or 3 toes are "numb" this could be from a specific type of nerve irritation called a neuroma. If all the toes are numb, something else may be going on. See a podiatrist for a physical exam and diagnosis... Then specific treatment is much easier to recommend.

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Last updated Jan 26, 2016

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