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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can tight shoes cause your big toe to go numb?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. The pressure on the sides of the foot can pinch the digital nerves and cause numbness.
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Tight shoewear can compress superficial nerves in the foot, causing numbness to the toes. This problem is typically reversible if the ill fitting shoes are no longer worn.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do for a toe that went numb wearing tight shoes?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Can try: If nerve damage occurred, than numbness might be permanent, but you can try wearing mor roomy shoes and see if numbness will resolve.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can tight shoes make your toes numb?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: If too tight it can compress the nerves and cause numbness.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2021

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