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Why is my big toe numb?

Why is my big toe numb?

Nerve problem: Sometimes numbness in a toe could be due to an injury or irritation of a nerve. You need to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Why is my big toe numb?

Two main sources: Local reason were you could have irritation to the nerve on the top of the toe.
Sign of general problem like diabetic neuropathy, disc problem ...Read more

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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?!

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

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Why is my big toe numb and having a sharp pain all of a sudden?

Why is my big toe numb and having a sharp pain all of a sudden?

Needs examination: Several things could cause this to mention a few: bunion, sesamoiditis, fracture, shoewear/activity. Need to see a podiatrist for eval and xrays to prevent long term damage. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Why is the top of my big toe numb feels like its asleep?

Pressure on nerve: It may be due to pressure on the nerve that goes to the toe. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

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 more

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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.

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.

Yes: Yes a numb toe can be caused by an area of stenosis of the nerve canal in the back. Other potential causes can include a pinched nerve in the foot/ankle or a vascular poroblem among others. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety possible: Sounds like a panic attack, they have numbness of fingers, toes and lips, urge going to bathroom, short of breath, increase heart rate, sweating, hair can stand on end. They usually last under 60min, come on quickly, peak in 10min and slowly fade. ...Read more

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The tip of my big toe feel numb, why?

WHAT DID YOU DO?: A nerve is affected. Trauma, too much pressure on the area,. ...Read more

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What does it mean when big toe is numb?

Numbness: Is related to nerve. Do you have a bunion? Often the nerve will be trapped between bone and soft tissue in a shoe. ...Read more

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What does it mean if ur big toe is numb?

What does it mean if ur big toe is numb?

Many things: Numbness can be caused by diabetes, pressure from an ingrown toe nail, injury, arthritis, tight shoes, frostbite, and others.
Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Half of big toe is numb but the inside half is ok. Weird?

Half of big toe is numb but the inside half is ok.  Weird?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a peripheral neuropathy perhaps due to compression of a local nerve or other causes. See a neurologist for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the bottom of m y big toe goes numb?

Numbness of bug toe: This could be a nerve extrapment or pressure on the bottom of the big toe with shoes or with activity. Lacing the shoes differently might help, or an insole in the shoe to take the pressure off the big toe. ...Read more

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Why is the outside of my right big toe feel numb and how can I make the numbness go away.

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

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Yesterday I went to the military ball. When I got home my right toe. Next to my big toe was numb.?

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

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My one big toe is numb and has been for days and I don't know why, it's just my one toe what could it be?

My one big toe is numb and has been for days and I don't know why, it's just my one toe what could it be?

Could be: Tight shoes, pinhed nerve in back, compression of deep peroneal nerve... I'd look at one of those first.... ...Read more

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Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed.?

Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed.?

See bbelow: Most probably related to an impinged or irritated nerve. May be happening higher up in leg or even the lower back and affecting big toe. See Podiatrist for examination. ...Read more

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My big toe is numb on one side, could it be diabetes?

My big toe is numb on one side, could it be diabetes?

Not necessarily: Numbness does result from a nerve function disrupted, but there are other things besides diabetes that can cause that. This includes trauma (bone or soft tissue), compression on the site as well as swelling. ...Read more

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I recently started running and my big toe goes numb while I'm running... Why?

Possibly : An ill-fitting shoe or a compressed nerve in your lower back. Sometimes, the deep peroneal nerve is compressed near the base of the first metatarsal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you already have spinal problems, but there's more pain, and my big toe is numb?

What does it mean when you already have spinal problems, but there's more pain, and my big toe is numb?

Nerve root pain: Often a pinched nerve in the back will present with numbness or pain where the nerve goes and at time be completely unassociated with back pain. In the case of a numb great toe it is the L4 nerve root.

A non spinal nerve numbness can come from the medial plantar nerve (like in a tarsal tunnel) or the superficial peroneal nerve tar. ...Read more

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The side if my left big toe is numb, like I'll touch it and its just numb, what's wrong? Is it diabetes? Could I lose my toe??

The side if my left big toe is numb, like I'll touch it and its just numb, what's wrong? Is it diabetes? Could I lose my toe??

Not DM: If it is just the side of one toe this is very likely just compression of a small nerve near the bony prominence before your toe. Toe will not be lost. Avoid pressure on the area. ...Read more

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The top and side of my left big toe is numb and tingles when i touch it, has been like this for 2 days...don't know if I should be worried?

The top and side of my left big toe is numb and tingles when i touch it, has been like this for 2 days...don't know if I should be worried?

I'd be concerned: We're you wearing shoes that possibly were too tight? D you have any back issues? If there is no improvement see a doctor... ...Read more

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So my tip of my big toe is numb for 2 day now, should I be worried? I can move my toe around and everything but when I touch it. It feels numb/tingly

So my tip of my big toe is numb for 2 day now, should I be worried? I can move my toe around and everything but when I touch it. It feels numb/tingly

Paresthesia.: As long as the problem limits itself to the tip of one toe and you have no underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, you might wait to see if the condition resolves itself. Nerves can sometimes be stretched, compressed or affected as to disrupt their normal conduction and the result is a numbness or tingling. To remove all doubt, consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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The end of side of my right big toe is numb, what vitamin can help?

The end of side of my right big toe is numb, what vitamin can help?

If a nerve is : Being compressed than I don't think any vitamin is going to help, I think the nerve needs to be relieved of the pressure. If the numbness is related to small nerve fiber disease than perhaps l-methyl folate (folic acid) with b6 and B12 or benfotalimine. However, I would highly doubt you would have small nerve fiber disease in one isolated toe. ...Read more

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