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What causes numbness in toes?

What causes numbness in toes?

Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for example that whih is associated with diabetes. Tight shoes such as cycling shoes or high heels are another cause. I recommend seeing a podiatrist so you can have a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Why do I feel numbness on toes and fingers when I have not eaten?

Why do I feel numbness on toes and fingers when I have not eaten?

Possible: Vitamin deficiency? Though, I don't think simple eating of food would cause the level to make your issue go away and then just drop again and repeat in a cycle like that..... ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in toe and foot. Could I have neuroma?

Pain and numbness in toe and foot. Could I have neuroma?

+Mulder's sign: If the pain and burning is primarily at the base of the 3rd and 4th toes, then neuroma is highly likely. If pain is aggravated by tight shoes or tight stockings this would also be an indication. If the pain is relieved when you remove shoes and it feels better by rubbing the area, a neuroma is highly likely. Try wider shoes. Cortisone/alcohol sclerosing injections are helpful, then surgery. ...Read more

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Numbness in toe spider bite, should I be concerned?

Numbness in toe spider bite, should I be concerned?

I would have it: Looked at...Certain spiders are more dangerous than others.... ...Read more

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Numbness on toes after chemo treatments will it go away?

Numbness on toes after chemo treatments will it go away?

Ask your: Doc if they could prescribe metanx. It is a vitamin with l- methyl folate, (folic acid) b12, b 6 my patients do well with it. ...Read more

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Would numbness of toes be an initial effect of spinal stenosis?

Would numbness of toes be an initial effect of spinal stenosis?

It could be one: Of them. Pain, numbness, tingling anywhere from the back and dow towards the toes can be all related to stenosis. ...Read more

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Using an ankle boot for possible fx and pain in ankle. Have numbness in toes and sole electric pain shoots out. Boot makes these unbearable. Pls help?

Using an ankle boot for possible fx and pain in ankle. Have numbness in toes and sole electric pain shoots out. Boot makes these unbearable. Pls help?

Nerve Irritation....: This is a sign that a nerve is irritated or being abnormally compressed. See your treating doctor. You may need some compression to get rid of some swelling. Rest, ice and maybe an anti-inflammatory medication would help too. ...Read more

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How do I resolve numbness in toes due to cramming foot in tight dress shoe?

How do I resolve numbness in toes due to cramming foot in tight dress shoe?

Get different shoe: Tight shoes can cause irritation of plantar or other nerves that can cause numbness, especially if there is a high arch. Try different shoes that may not impinge the affected nerve. ...Read more

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Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes. Nerve/sciatica or something else? Pain relief suggestions?

Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes. Nerve/sciatica or something else? Pain relief suggestions?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Back pain in middle of back and numbness of toes and fingers. Forearms and hands seem cold/sensitive. No initial outstanding event before numbness.

Back pain in middle of back and numbness of toes and fingers. Forearms and hands seem cold/sensitive. No initial outstanding event before numbness.

See a neurologist: Or orthopedist Have Emg/NCV studies performed/ MRI of back may be enlightening as well.
Your numbness and back pain appear to be intimately linked. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in top of foot right under two little toes? Also having tingling and numbness in toes with Raynauds symptoms in two little toes?

What could cause pain in top of foot right under two little toes? Also having tingling and numbness in toes with Raynauds symptoms in two little toes?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Among the more common are what is known as a Morton's neuroma or some subtle foot deformity such as a hammer toe or prominent metatarsal head. I would not hesitate to be seen for am accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a puffy leg, numbness in toe, and swelling in foot. What should I do?

I have a puffy leg, numbness in toe, and swelling in foot. What should I do?

Leg edma: There are several causes of lower leg edma. It could be vascula problem or traumatic injury. Are these both legs or just one? And
that need to be considered to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can tingling numbness in toes be caused by spine fracture?

Can tingling numbness in toes be caused by spine fracture?

Definately: The nerves that supply the sensation to the toes come from the spine much like an electrical circuit. ...Read more

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I have been having swelling of legs below sock line, swelling of feet and numbness in toes?

I have been having swelling of legs below sock line, swelling of feet and numbness in toes?

The numbness: May or may not be secondary to the swelling. You need to find out why you are getting the swelling: is it chronic venous insufficiency? Hypertension? A leaky heart valve? Kidney problem? Side effect of medication? Too much salt in your diet? An occupation where you stand alot?
A follow up with a doctor is the best way to solve the issue. ...Read more

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Numbness of toes after last cycle of chemo to treat breast cancer, when will it return to normal?

Numbness of toes after last cycle of chemo to treat breast cancer, when will it return to normal?

Takes a while: It may take a while-several months to a few years to have the symptoms subsided. Be patient. You may want to try vit b1, b6, b12. ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy diagnosed for numbness in toes. Blood work and emg clean. Thoughts on next step md seems unclear on direction to go.?

Peripheral neuropathy diagnosed for numbness in toes. Blood work and emg clean. Thoughts on next step md seems unclear on direction to go.?

One needs to: Understand there is a difference between large nerve and small nerve fiber disease. If there is a negative emg/ncv which is testing large nerve fibers perhaps you have small nerve fiber disease, which can be tested by epidermal nerve fiber density testing. This is done via a small 3mm skin biopsy. Various treatments would include metanx if positive result. ...Read more

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Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Uncertain: The left arm could also be C-7 T-1 radiculopathy (pinched nerve inthe neck). The toe numbness may not even be neurologic and could be parasthesias. What immune illness you have if you have one may or may not be involved. See a neurologist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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