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Big Toe Numb
Tip of big toe numb for a month. No other neuro signs. Started when I began 12 hour shifts as a CNA. Should I worry?!
Pressure: I think your numbness is from shoe pressure. If the numbness is on the outside of your toe (medial side) then your shoe is pressing on the nerve that travels over the medial side of the base of the large toe (hallux). That is the same area that a bunion would develop. Try a different pair of shoes or sometimes a softer pair of socks can help relieve the pressure. Try a wider pair of shoes. ...Read more
I had my son 6 months ago and received an epidural with it. I've had the tip of my right big toe numb ever since and unsure why.?
It is possible: The epidural created the problem, or you have an issue with your back compressing on a nerve. If the epidural caused the problem sometimes oral steroids are given, however, if you are breast feeding your pediatrician should weigh in on the matter. An emg/ncv is one test that can help confirm the location of a nerve injury though not always positive. Sometimes MRIs are used. ...Read more
Woke up on thurs with big toes numb. Right toe fine now left big toe still numb and hurts some numbness going up foot some on big toe side, what do?
See DR: If the toe is not back to normal in other day, then see your DR. ...Read more
Always had one leg longer than the other, past year ball of my foot on shorter leg increasingly more pain now arch pain and big toe numb. No injury?
LLD: A limb length discrepancy causes each foot to function different from the other; both abnormally. At 29, the long-standing LLD has finally become apparent. I personally like a scanogram to determine the exact difference; it gets right down to millimeters. After that, some type of orthotic device to accommodate the LLD. Maybe some back x-rays, to check for any compensation higher up. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tip of big toe numb. Doesn't matter is shoe is off or on, still numb. I have DDD in my lumbar spine. Could this be the cause or other ideas.
Top, outer side of left big toe numb for about 1 mo & if I run my finger from toe up to the top of my foot, it results in an electric shock in toe.
Both big toes numb, sleepy after eating, urge to have bowel movement feels like I can't hold it in, hair strands coming out from the roots. Might be?
Nerve issue: Sometimes tight shoes can push on a nerve and cause neuropraxia....which is temporary injury of a nerve. It can make part or area go numb. It may take several months to resolve if you get rid of the pressure on the nerve. If it doesn't improve after a month, have it checked out by a Podiatrist. ...Read more
Yesterday I went to the military ball. When I got home my right toe. Next to my big toe was numb.?
Military ball : With second toe numb most likely due to nerve irritated probably from shoes you wore and some fun you had hopefully dancing! It should be transient and should dissipate over a few days. If symptoms do not go away see a foot doctor. Make sure you wear wide comfortable shoes for little while! ...Read more