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My wife gave birth under spinal epidural anesthesia. 3 days later she developed mild loss of feeling on two toe (left foot only). Is it a side effect?

My wife gave birth under spinal epidural anesthesia. 3 days later she developed mild loss of feeling on two toe (left foot only). Is it a side effect?

Couple thoughts: Unlikely due to injection, but could be due to positioning at time of labor and delivery or later. Tell your doctor about this, and have him/her examine. Should depart over next few weeks, but if persistent , would recommend EMG testing. ...Read more

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I have pernecious anemia is it normal for my toes to be numb or have loss of the feeling in them?

I have pernecious anemia is it normal for my toes to be numb or have loss of the feeling in them?

Neuropathy Common: Make sure your serum b-12 is normal. You may need to switch to methylcobalamin rather than the more common cyanocobaliman. Also important are supplementing with folate (folic acid). Many people (40%) convert Folic Acid into the active form methylfolate (folic acid) and need to take it in the converted form. Check with your doctor to see if this applies to you. You may also need pyridoxal phosphate, the active form of b-6. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my thighs and loss of feeling in parts of my right foot what could it be?

I have bad pain in my thighs and loss of feeling in parts of my right foot what could it be?

Disk herniation: One possible cause of your symptoms is a lumbar disk herniation. Get evaluated by a medical professional and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My right toes haves no feeling what could that be?

My right toes haves no feeling what could that be?

Nerve problem: Numbness in your toes could be caused by a number of factors including nerve injury or compression, spine problems, or diabetes. I would recommend an initial evaluation and examination by your doctor to help determine the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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36 male, software developer... Experiencing very deep funny feeling pain in middle toes when lying idle and and flexing the toes. What could be reason and how to ease it?

36 male, software developer... Experiencing very deep funny feeling pain in middle toes when lying idle and and flexing the toes. What could be reason and how to ease it?

You have some nerve.: You symptoms and description of "deep funny feeling" sound like a condition known as Morton's neuroma. Without a hard exam, it is difficult to be absolute, but you can do a search and compare known symptoms and treatment protocols. ...Read more

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What is this burning feeling in my toe nails?

What is this burning feeling in my toe nails?

Depends: Sounds like it could be neuropathy due to nerve damage. Are you diabetic? Are your nails thick and fungal? You should get evaluated by a podiatrist to make sure this is not a sign of an underlying condition. ...Read more

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What causes burning feeling between toes?

What causes burning feeling between toes?

Nerve compressed: Usually it involves the nerves being compressed and inflamed or otherwise called a neuroma. The third interspace of the foot is the most common and called mortons neuroma. Usually an cortisone injection with orthotic/nsaid use helps alleviate the pain. Surgery involves either removing the nerve or more recently decompressing the area where the nerve is located if conservative therapy fails. ...Read more

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I am having mild left big toe loss of sensation is it cause any problems?

I am having mild left big toe loss of sensation is it cause any problems?

Could be: Check for low back pain to rule out nerve impingement. Side effects of medication, systemic disease, or vitamin deficiency or nerve issue in foot can all be causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling so ill, and my toe is infected! someone help me please!!?

Go to a foot doctor: And get your toe fixed. You would need to clarify what you mean by feeling ill. Do you have a fever? How are you ill? ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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What could cause a bite feeling on the tip of your second toe, it wakes you up. Feeling is every few minutes?

Nerve related: if you do not have any sores on your toe and it is most likely nerve irritation this could be from local nerve irritation or possibly a neuroma or even from higher up at the ankle or even in the low back area. If anti-inflammatories do not help in a couple of days then it is reasonable to get checked by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?

Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause.  What could be causing this?

Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I am sitting i will get like a falling feeling side to side and a hot tingly flash from head to toe what could it be?

Sometimes when I am sitting i will get like a falling feeling side to side and a hot tingly flash from head to toe what could it be?

Likely from anxiety: And panic attack especially if all our workup have been negative. U have to train your thoughts that nothing bad will happen to u when u experience these symptoms. Try doing yoga and meditation. God bless you! ...Read more

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Is there anyway to help get feeling back into the middle toes after wearing and dancing in high heels? I have to wear heels again tonight.

Is there anyway to help get feeling back into the middle toes after wearing and dancing in high heels?  I have  to wear heels again tonight.

Big N'Little.: Your nerves need time to recover from being injured. Repeated nerve compression damage, although usually temporary, can have lasting effects if not stopped. Your shoes are either too tight or too short, either way, continued use will only make you situation worse. ...Read more

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For two days, one of my big toes has been feeling like there was a band-aid or a ring on it. It doesn't hurt, but it feels weird. What's going on?

For two days,  one of my big toes has been feeling like there was a band-aid or a ring on it. It doesn't hurt, but it feels weird. What's going on?

Someone asked: The same question a few days ago with the 5th toe. Answer is same. 1) make sure there is no strand of hair around the toe....yes it happens and if there is something there it can cause gangrene, 2) if your sure there is nothing around the toe it sounds like you have neuropathy. In a big toe this could be stemming form an issue with your lower back....follow up with a doc.. ...Read more

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When I swim my pinky toes feels like it's just flapping in the water when I kick. I noticed it two weeks ago and again yesterday. I have feeling in it?

Floppy Pinky: It is difficult to understand the problem. First I must know if this is an actual physical problem where the toe IS 'flopping' or is it just the sensation that it is numb. Numbness can occur during certain exercises due to usage of certain muscles and tendons. ...Read more

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