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I have a burning, numb, tingling sensation in my big toe what could it be?

I have a burning, numb, tingling sensation in my big toe what could it be?

Neuropathy: You have what is called a neuropathy. This can be caused by multiple things from trauma, diabetes, to a pinched nerve. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have tingling under my big toe. What should I do?

I have tingling under my big toe. What should I do?

Tingling: Is a sign of neuropathy it can be localized and secondary to you bumping your foot or wearing a tight shoe or coming from a more proximal source like your ankle (tarsal tunnel) or your lower back. ...Read more

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For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

Altered State.: The cause of the tingling is always the same. The electrical impulse moving along the nerve is being scrambled or disrupted. These altered or incomplete impulses are being felt as tingling. The most common cause of the tingling in the big toe, especially the medial side, is a developing bunion. Shoe pressure on the enlarging bone presses on the nerve and the altered impulse feels like tingling. ...Read more

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What cause tingling in the joint of the big toe?

What cause tingling in the joint of the big toe?

Neuropathy: Is always a possibility when tingling is a symptom. ...Read more

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Tingling in right big toe I also have varicose vains I am 52?

Tingling in right big toe I also have varicose vains I am 52?

Neuropathy: Is possible. Nerves in lower extremities are most commonly affected. Many causes, but most common is diabetes, so have your doctor check it out. It can be simple as shoes that are too tight. Or it can be early sign of neurologic disease, such as muscular dystrophy. So a careful neurologic exam and blood tests might be necessary here. ...Read more

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My big toe on my rt foot is numb and I have tingling in my foot. What is that a symptom of?

Nerve issue: Burning, tingling and numbness are all symptoms of a nerve problem. This could be a pinched nerve in the lower back, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or a number of other reasons. Most of which involve something pressing on a nerve. ...Read more

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Help! I just have sudden pain/tingling/numbness in big toe & unusual discomfort on soles of feet.?

Help! I just have sudden pain/tingling/numbness in big toe & unusual discomfort on soles of feet.?

Pain: Any description such as this merits an evaluation. See your podiatrist for that evaluation and a treatment plan. There are many possibilities here and may well encompass more than one problem. ...Read more

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I've been having pain & tingling in my right big toe. I'll get tingling on the outside of my right leg also occasionally but the toe is almost consta?

Tingling: This sounds like nerve impingement but diabetics neuropathy cannot be discounted. Without any further history this is speculation. See your family doc, podiatrist or neurologist for assistance ...Read more

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I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot. What's wrong?

I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot. What's wrong?

Local nerve: Trauma? Dear ErikD, I wonder if your sneaker is rubbing your toe in the area where the nerve run. Sometimes, tight shoes can cause this or frequent small traumas to the area when running. You might want to change sneakers or protect the area better. Dr. C ...Read more

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The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?

Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact that your first and second toes are crossing or touching indicates a hammertoe and/or bunion deformity. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Will tingling in my big toe subside once the herniated disc and sciatica in my back improves?

Will tingling in my big toe subside once the herniated disc and sciatica in my back improves?

IT SHOULD: The large nerve in your back gets smaller and smaller until it terminates in the toes. Unless permanently damaged, it should resolve. ...Read more

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If tingling/buzzing on big toe then L5 nerve is being irritated, And if buzzing on little toe then s1 irritated so L5 and s1 would both be irritated?

If tingling/buzzing on big toe then L5 nerve is being irritated, And if buzzing on little toe then s1 irritated so L5 and s1 would both be irritated?

Possible: Inflammation and swelling to the lower back region-lumbar/sacral area can create symptoms at multiple levels. There are diagnostic tests that can be performed to determine involvement. I would recommend seeing either a neurologist or orthopedist specializing in the spine. A chiropractic physician may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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I've been having sudden tingling numbness in my right big toe. What can this mean? I slightly sprained my right ankle recently but it has been doing better. I have some slight tingling on and off in my right calf too.

I've been having sudden tingling numbness in my right big toe. What can this mean? I slightly sprained my right ankle recently but it has been doing better. I have some slight tingling on and off in my right calf too.

Compression: Sensation is most likely due to your recent injury. There has been some swelling and perhaps bleeding or alteration in your foot mechanics so that you are compressing or irritating the nerve that runs to your toe. ...Read more

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My left little toe has been numb for a few days and now my big toe on my right foot is also numb with tingling. What could be the cause?

My left little toe has been numb for a few days and now my big toe on my right foot is also numb with tingling. What could be the cause?

Oi tudo bem: I saw you were from Brazil tried to say Hi. Well to me numbness can be caused by lots of things you would need to explain more but a common simple cause is right shoes, high heels that push on a nerve in the toe or even hitting it like playing soccer. If you have a simple nerve injury it should go away quickly and feeling restored. If not I would see a doctor there could be other things. ...Read more

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Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Yes: It can be from your back and it can be from in your foot. This can be disambiguated through a thorough history and physical. Sometimes tests are helpful. ...Read more

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Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

Decreased blood flow: This sounds like claudication - pain due to poor circulation to the legs. A black spot could be a blood blister or something more serious. To make sure you don't have limb-threatening vascular disease, go to a vascular specialist and get tested as soon as possible. ...Read more

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7/9 hrs on my feet at fast paced job...Tingling in left shoulder in back and tip of big toe is numb, can it just be that my shoes are just too small?

7/9 hrs on my feet at fast paced job...Tingling in left shoulder in back and tip of big toe is numb, can it just be that my shoes are just too small?

Toes touching shoe: If your big toe touches the rim of your shoes, then it could be that your shoes are too tight. However, since you're on your feet most of the day, you need to have the best possible walking shoes available. If your big toe is red, swollen, hot, painful, and your shoes fits fine, meaning a half inch from the top of the shoe, then it's probably a medical condition. You need to have your pcp examine your feet/toes and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? What's wrong?

Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? What's wrong?

EMG/NCS: Can be very helpful in determining issues that may still be from the spine if MRI is not that conclusive. Also it could be a peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy that could cause his pain and the EMG will be helpful in determining this. ...Read more

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I had a nonunion stress fracture of the fibular sesamoid due to low vitamin D levels. I had it removed plantarly last November. I've started to experience slight swelling around the scar and the inside of my big toe along with tingling and sharp pain?

I had a nonunion stress fracture of the fibular sesamoid due to low vitamin D levels. I had it removed plantarly last November. I've started to experience slight swelling around the scar and the inside of my big toe along with tingling and sharp pain?

Followup: There are multiple potential causes. A followup with your surgeon for an exam and discussion would be best bet. Possibilities include symptomatic scar tissue, Tendonitis, ligamentous instability, arthritis, inflammation, new stress fracture etc. ...Read more

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Male, middle age. Have occasional burning/tingling sensation in my 3 middle toes on my left foot only. Not diabetic.

Male, middle age. Have occasional burning/tingling sensation in my 3 middle toes on my left foot only. Not diabetic.

A few things: It might be due to a nerve impingement such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel, neuropathy from an underlying medical condition (thyroid, circulation, diabetic issues), pain from arthritis or part of raynauds. See a podiatrist to have this sorted out. ...Read more

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Wart removed from bottom of foot 3months ago, it grew back. Still hurts when touched, now there's a tingling sensation through foot and toes. What is this?

Warts: It is a big problem. You try to remove the, spray them, kill them but yes, most of them regrow. And they can go deeper to put pressure on the nerves and cause pain on pressure or that numb, tingling sensation. Talk to your doctor and you can be sent either to a dermatologist or a podiatrist to see if they can remedy that. ...Read more

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Dumbness in the side of buttock also behind knee tingling and numbing sensation in toes and foot. Back pain?

Radiculopathy: Most likely this pain represent lumbar radiculopathy, depending on the length of the system, you either can start physical therapy or see a pain specialist in your area. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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