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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.

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.

Were you: 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!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I feel numbness in my big toe. Is it normal?

I feel numbness in my big toe. Is it normal?

No: Consider low back issue/nerve entrapment....possible tight shoe, or anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome.... ...Read more

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Why is my big toe numb?

Why is my big toe numb?

Nerve problem: Sometimes numbness in a toe could be due to an injury or irritation of a nerve. You need to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe numb?

Two main sources: Local reason were you could have irritation to the nerve on the top of the toe.
Sign of general problem like diabetic neuropathy, disc problem ...Read more

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My big toe and next toe are numb?

My big toe and next toe are numb?

Could be: Could be many things such as nerve impingement, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerve compression, side effects from medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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The tip of my big toe feel numb, why?

The tip of my big toe feel numb, why?

WHAT DID YOU DO?: A nerve is affected. Trauma, too much pressure on the area, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when big toe is numb?

Numbness: Is related to nerve. Do you have a bunion? Often the nerve will be trapped between bone and soft tissue in a shoe. ...Read more

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What does it mean if ur big toe is numb?

What does it mean if ur big toe is numb?

Many things: Numbness can be caused by diabetes, pressure from an ingrown toe nail, injury,
arthritis, tight shoes, frostbite, and others.
Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my right big toe feels like its numb?

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

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Half of big toe is numb but the inside half is ok. Weird?

Half of big toe is numb but the inside half is ok. Weird?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a peripheral neuropathy perhaps due to compression of a local nerve or other causes. See a neurologist for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the bottom of m y big toe goes numb?

Numbness of bug toe: This could be a nerve extrapment or pressure on the bottom of the big toe with shoes or with activity. Lacing the shoes differently might help, or an insole in the shoe to take the pressure off the big toe. ...Read more

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My big toe has been numb for a long time now what could it be?

My big toe has been numb for a long time now what could it be?

Nerve compression: Nerve compression at some level unless there was an injury. Can be a simple as changing shoes or wearing inserts. Could be the result another neuropathic condition. See physician. ...Read more

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I can't bend my big toe up, but there's no pain, and it also feels numb?

I can't bend my big toe up, but there's no pain, and it also feels numb?

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

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My husbands one big toe is constantly numb/tingly. What could this mean?

My husbands one big toe is constantly numb/tingly. What could this mean?

Nerve Entrapment: Sounds like nerve entrapment that could be caused from deformity like bunion or trauma or neuropathy. Get it checked may need nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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The top left corner of my right big toe stays kind of numb all the time.

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

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I have a burning and numbness in the end of my big toe and down the outside?

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

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My left big toe has been numb over a week now should I do something about it?

Experiment: 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

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Wondering what causes my left big toe to go numb off and on for the last couple of days?

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 more

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Why is the outside of my right big toe feel numb and how can I make the numbness go away.

Why is the outside of my right big toe feel numb and how can I make the numbness go away.

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

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Yesterday I went to the military ball. When I got home my right toe. Next to my big toe was numb.?

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

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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?

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?

Could be: Tight shoes, pinhed nerve in back, compression of deep peroneal nerve...I'd look at one of those first.... ...Read more

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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?!

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

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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.?

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.?

See bbelow: Most probably related to a impinged or irritated nerve. May be happening higher up in leg or even the lower back and affecting big toe. See Podiatrist for examination. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have this slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe. This started after I had a dance. Is it possible that this is due to nerve compression?

Yes: This could be due to repetitive trauma, a pinched nerve, poor fitting shoes at the dance. Many diseases can start this way but the most likely cause are the shoes you wore to the dance ...Read more

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Numbness in big toe- I'm 16. Should I be concerned? I have Raynaud's, could that be a cause?

Numbness in big toe- I'm 16. Should I be concerned? I have Raynaud's, could that be a cause?

Numbness: Possibly but there may be other reasons such as local trauma
if it persists be evaluated ...Read more