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A 22-year-old female asked:

I noticed after i gave birth a yr ago my 2 big toes are numb and now and again i get sharp shooting pain seir through them which lasts minutes. why?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pinched nerve: It is possible that you may have developed a herniated disc which is placing pressure on your lumbar nerves, resulting in the great toe numbness. A lumbar MRI would nail down that diagnosis. Since you've had the symptoms for a year, i would advise evaluation with a physician.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Likely: During delivery you got a nerve entrapment. Check with neurolo.

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