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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 more
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
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?
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.?
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
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 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
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
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