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I Cut My Big Toe And Its Numb What Should I Do
Went on a night out, now my single big toe is numb. Has some feeling, but the majority is gone. Not broken, cut or servered. No pain, able to move it.
DANCING on your night out???
NO?? just the same sounds like a poor shoe fit!! Remember one foot is often not the same size or shape as the other!
Just a thought...hope it helps!
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Hi there. I have had my big toe nail cut out a week ago. Toe is red and a light yellowish fluid is sitting on the surface. Numb feeling on side of toe?
See doc who treated: Would see the doc who traeted you and did the surg....may be nothing to worry about, but to be sure, would make the visit. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You need to have an evaluation done to see why it is numb. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Including vitamin deficiency, lower back issue, ill fitting shoe, possible localized compression of nerve, side effect of a medication, symptom from a medical condition, possible small nerve fiber disease. If it persists see a doctor. Always best to try and get rid of something quickly before condition worsens. ...Read more
It's abnormal: You should be able to bend the big toe (called the 'hallux') downward. It if far more important to be able to bend it upward though. It may be an early stage of hallux rigidis. This is when the big toe joint gets stiff. Often there is a small nerve that can get irritated, leading to numbness. See a podiatrist for exact advice in your specific case. ...Read more
Numbness: The most common cause of toe numbness is direct compression of the nerves of the foot from footwear. Numbness of the toe can occur because of injury to the foot, nerve damage (neuropathy), and poor circulation to the foot (such as with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease). Numbness to the foot can also be caused by irritation of nerves in the low back with radiculopathy. ...Read more
Herniated disc: Although there are many causes of numbness in the foot. One of the main causes is a herniated disc in the back. An examination by a doctor is needed to determine the exact cause and render treatment. ...Read more
Wear open toe shoes to eliminate pressure.
When pain stops, evaluate your shoes
pad the toe box with lambs wool
Try a larger size shoe. ...Read more
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?
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
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.?
I stepped on a piece of glass in my big toe. It wasn't big at all only went in a slight bit. I now have slight numbness feeling in my toe.
If there is no worry: -about infection or retained fragment, an injury 2 the digital nerves is possible & it could B permanent. It may improve over the next few mos., but if severed never. Eventually U will not notice it much, unless U actually feel 4 it. ...Read more
I hurt my back while bending down and it was fine afterwards but two days later I had gained slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe?
Possibly but there may be other reasons such as local trauma
if it persists be evaluated ...Read more
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