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A 45-year-old member asked:

should i see a podiatrist for numb and swollen 4th toe with bunion?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: 4th toes don't get bunions. 4th toes are commonly numb as the result of a neuroma. Possibly you meant hammered. Toes usually become flexed at the joint which becomes prominent. This is called a hammertoe.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Podiatry : Yes it's time to see a podiatrist with all those issues. Numbness to toe could be from a neuroma or hammertoe.
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 42 years experience
Toe numbness could be from multiple conditions: diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barré synd.,herniated disk,multiple sclerosis, nerve compression syndromes, vasculitis, other inflammations.
Jun 25, 2020
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Fourth toe: Toes don't get bunions , but they do become hammered (hammertoes). Numbness can be a neuroma . Time to see your podiatrist who can help with these problems.

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