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Painfully numb toes when weight bearing from 3rd toe to little toe? Even if bare footed. On both feet. Any advice please.?

Painfully numb toes when weight bearing from 3rd toe to little toe? Even if bare footed. On both feet. Any advice please.?

Neuroma: If there is pain, numbness localized to 3rd-4th toes--podiatrist search for morton neuroma--but crowding the toes in tight shoe cause nerve compression in runners----other causes include tarsal tunnel, other generalized neuropathy--need good hx and exam and electrodiagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Maybe on warm days: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so wearing sandals may trigger vasospasm if the feet get cold. If a person has only mild symptoms, he should be ok wearing sandals on warm days. Maybe raynaud's medications can help. Keeping the rest of the body warm can help, especially keeping the legs warm all the way down to the ankles. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help. ...Read more

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Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Vascular: You need to see your dr asap. If this becomes worse before you can see your dr. Go to the er. ...Read more

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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

REALLY NOT GOOD FOR-: -walking except briefly, as U have 2 flex Ur toes with each step 2 keep the flip-flops from falling off when U R in the swing phase. can B irritating 2 the toes, also could it B from the sun exposure? ...Read more

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Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more

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Chilly toes even when I wear warm boot! are boot warmers safe if neuropathy?

Chilly toes even when I wear warm boot! are boot warmers safe if neuropathy?

Probably not: If your neuropathy is severe, you may not feel heat well, and are at risk for burn injury. Interestingly, the sensation of cold may be related to lower foot temperature (when you reach down your foot is actually cold to touch) or your nerves misfiring a cold signal to your brain (your feet are not as cold on the outside as they feel on the inside). Warming devices also do not help the latter. ...Read more

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Bottom of feet turn blue when sitting..Feet cold. No pain, good pulse in legs. ?

Bottom of feet turn blue when sitting..Feet cold.  No pain, good pulse in legs. ?

You need exam: Given your age, you really need to see a physician about that asap to rule out circulation issues. Cold feet is also a sign of low thyroid function. Even if thyroid levels are normal, your body may not be utilizing thyroid properly. Functional medicine doctors are helpful with treating this issue. ...Read more

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What is better for your feet -- wearing flip flops or going barefoot?

What is better for your feet -- wearing flip flops  or going barefoot?

There is a whole: Debate about barefoot walking/running. Personally, i think we were born barefoot and there is nothing wrong with barefoot walking unless it hurts. Running is a different issue because nowadays streets have hard pavements and the hard pavement is not flexible like a dirt or grass floor and stress on asphalt may cause injury. Nowadays, flip flops with arch supports are available as well. ...Read more

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When i wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

When i wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

Squeezing Sneakers: When the entire foot falls asleep this typically is a result of lack of blood flow which in turn starves the nerves and tissues of much needed nutrients and oxygen. When blood flow returns, the nerves awake in a flurry of activity and send mixed messages, hence the tingling. Direct nerve compression gives a local numbness to a specific area. Check for vascular or nerve compression at the ankle. ...Read more

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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits of bare foot waliking on sand ?

Are there any health  benefits of bare foot waliking on sand  ?

Yes: It is fun and comfortable too. Watch for broken glass and trash though. http://www.helloonline.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/201107075682/beach-walking-to-health/. ...Read more

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Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of your feet. Both of these situations will be very uncomfortable, as well as potentially detrimental to your feet. ...Read more

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My pinky toe on right foot hurts in shoes. Feels fine barefoot or in sandals. No bumps or red. On inside by nail but not ingrown. Shoes not tight.

My pinky toe on right foot hurts in shoes. Feels fine barefoot or in sandals. No bumps or red. On inside by nail but not ingrown. Shoes not tight.

Phalangeal spur.: If you really think about it, all nails are technically ingrown, they are just not symptomatic. There could be an underlying reason for the pain if not caused directly by the shoes. To remove all doubt, an exam including an x-ray may bring into view the real problem. ...Read more

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Pain in my foot, worse on toes wearing heels. Any ideas?

Ball of foot pain: Pain in the ball of the foot has multiple causes....Especially in heels. Remember, your foot was not designed for heels. Metatarsalgia, capsulitis, tendonitis, entrapped nerves, stress fractures, neuromas are just a few of the issues.... See a specialist and get an x-ray and an examination... ...Read more

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My feet are turning black from ankle down?

Black foot: You might have venous stasis dermatitis i.e. Circulation problem involving your veins leading to discoloration. ...Read more

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