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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See your doctor: The usual cause for this to happen is because of a nerve problem, sometimes the lower back has an impingement, sometimes there is pressure on the nerve leading to the big toe. In either event, you need to see your podiatrist or other health professional for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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