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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Toes (Definition)

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