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Doctor insights on: My Big Toe Is Partially Numb After My Sesamoidectomy 3 Weeks Ago Will The Numbness Go Away How Long Does This Take

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My big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. Will the numbness go away? How long does this take?

My big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. Will the numbness go away? How long does this take?

Probably, months: Depending on what sesamoid was taken out, some nerves can get stretched or damaged. A stretched nerve will usually recover over a few months but improvement may continue for up to 18 months. A damaged nerve may recover, bit there may be some permanent numbness. Only time will tell and there is not much to do in the meantime. ...Read more

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My left big toe is partially numb and it happened when I was on vacation in Europa it has been three weeks and it still numb what could it be?

My left big toe is partially numb and it happened when I was on vacation in Europa it has been three weeks and it still numb what could it be?

Walking: Generally well localized numbness in the toe is from your shoes and significant walking. There is rubbing on a small superficial nerve. It may or may not get better with time. Nothing to do. ...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.

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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My 18 year old son has some numbness in his big toe on his right foot. The outside of the toe is numb. It was infrequent and now is more prolonged.

My 18 year old son has some numbness in his big toe on his right foot. The outside of the toe is numb. It was infrequent and now is more prolonged.

May be shoe fit: This may be caused by different pressures occurring on a regular basis to the nerves that are responsible for sensation at the toe. Have him change shoes every few days and see if the situation improves. If there has been a repeated injury to the foot/toe this may also play a role. Recurrent positioning or activities should be noted, for example, hours spent in same spot or pressure on the foot. ...Read more

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After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?

After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?

Not just shoes: Digital nerves can be compressed by tight shoes causing the toes to become numb. But sensory change in the leg involves different nerves. Also circulatory change can cause leg numbness too. So you have 2 different things going on. ...Read more

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2yrs off & on my toes will go numb & upper thigh. Big toe will b numb for wks, now forehead is partially numb eyelid droopy, is it B12 defiency?

2yrs off & on my toes will go numb & upper thigh. Big toe will b numb for wks, now forehead is partially numb eyelid droopy, is it B12 defiency?

Get checked: You need to see a doctor. Your eyelid shouldn't be droopy. You may need to see a neurologist or to have blood tests or an MRI scan to be sure there isn't anything going on that is concerning. There are a lot of less-common medical problems that can do this and you need assessment sooner that later. ...Read more

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Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Why does my right foot keep tingling after long periods of time on my feet? Most of the time my big toe goes half numb.

Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My feet burn off and on for 2 months now and my left big toe has been numb long what can cause this?

My feet burn off and on for 2 months now and my left big toe has been numb long what can cause this?

Many reasons: Bilateral nerve pinching at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome), plantar fasciitis, polyneuropathy such as diabetes, small fibre neuropathy perhaps. Visit a podiatrist or an orthopedic foot specialist and get evaluated. ...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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Wore high heels yesterday, today big toe is numb. Could this be related? If it continues, how long do I give it before seeking medical care?

Wore high heels yesterday, today big toe is numb. Could this be related? If it continues, how long do I give it before seeking medical care?

Numbness: The numbness could be related to the shoes. If the shoes are tight, they could impinge upon the small nerves of the toe and cause temporary damage. I would expect this numbness to return over the next few days as long as you can avoid tight shoes. If the numbness continues, contact a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Always had one leg longer than the other, past year ball of my foot on shorter leg increasingly more pain now arch pain and big toe numb. No injury?

Always had one leg longer than the other, past year ball of my foot on shorter leg increasingly more pain now arch pain and big toe numb. No injury?

LLD: A limb length discrepancy causes each foot to function different from the other; both abnormally. At 29, the long-standing LLD has finally become apparent. I personally like a scanogram to determine the exact difference; it gets right down to millimeters. After that, some type of orthotic device to accommodate the LLD. Maybe some back x-rays, to check for any compensation higher up. ...Read more

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My left big toe goes numb and white daily. Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

My left big toe goes numb and white daily. Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

Raynoud's?: If it was just the toe, I would think microtrauma from shoes causing some nerve issues. But, given that it is happening on the hand, it could be more vascular/rheumatologic. It sounds similar to raynoud's. See if warmth helps as a starter and see your primary doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles, both ankles, left more than right numbness feeling on rt side of big toe and left side of rt toe, what is wrong, going on two weeks?

Edema: If this is of new onset and you have recent symptoms I'd advise a visit to your doctor to assess your blood work and other parameters that could cause edema and numbness you have given very little clinical material for us to work with ...Read more

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Xray shows broken big toe. 5 days later small bit of blood's pooling under nail, have numbness and itchiness. Should I go back to the doctor's?

For a small bit: I would not be so concerned, but if it will give you piece of mind go ahead.
A subungual hematoma is not uncommon and more of a concern when greater than 25percent nail involvement. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my big toe and middle toe. It comes and goes. What could this mean?

I'm having numbness in my big toe and middle toe. It comes and goes. What could this mean?

It suggests: Nerve inflammation or impingement. Diabetes, vitaming b 12/ folate (folic acid) deficiency, medication side effect, arthritis etc may contribute. See ur dr for reassurance. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-peripheral-neuropathy-basics. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of numbness in big toe?

Find cause: Could be from past injury, tight soes and many others. Would see podiatrist who may order a test to see what cause is then give options to treat. Bunions can cause numbness too. ...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

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I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

Pinched nerve?: Could be coming from a pinched nerve in your back, or actually at the foot level--metatarsal syndrome, an equivalent of the carpal tunnel syndrome of your wrist/hand.
Have it checked out, . ...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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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?

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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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

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I hav numbness in my big toe and vs. In same ankle is it connected? Can I do anything about numbness?

I hav numbness in my big toe and vs. In same ankle is it connected? Can I do anything about numbness?

Need to be checked: If your numbness is new or long standing, your problem can be caused by underlying systemic illnesses. You need to be seen by your family doctor or a podiatrist for x-rays, blood tests and possible vascular or neurological tests to confirm your diagnosis to solve your issues. Time to make the call. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc, and I've started getting weakness and numbness along my right big toe. How likely is this to be permanent?

I have a bulging disc, and I've started getting weakness and numbness along my right big toe. How likely is this to be permanent?

If left untreated,: High likelihood. This needs to be correlated anatomically with your MRI.Then you can discus risks vs benefits of surgical remedy. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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