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What could cause toe numbness at night?

What could cause toe numbness at night?

If U R a back sleep-: -er, it could B the weight of the covers on the tip of the toes, or if U R a stomach sleeper. This can cause some numbness on the tips of the toes. This is not the case if it's the entire toe. Otherwise i have no explanation 4 U. ...Read more

Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Definition)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory ...Read more


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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing foot numbness for the past couple of weeks; not pins and needles but a numbness and my foot near my toes feels "fat". What could be the cause?

I have been experiencing foot numbness for the past couple of weeks; not pins and needles but a numbness and my foot near my toes feels "fat". What could be the cause?

Symmetric : Symmetric numbness affecting all the toes, often making the toes feel "wooden" or "like balled up socks, " or "swollen" (without visible swelling) can be a sign of a kind of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a large number of conditions, but in developed countries the most common condition is diabetes. Other things that can cause peripheral neuropathy include infections, vitamin deficiencies, and hereditary conditions. Other things that can cause symmetric toe numbness could possibly include problems affecting the spinal cord or blood vessels. Because many of these conditions can get worse or result in permanent injury if not detected and treated early, it is important to get the problem checked out. Starting point could be a primary care doctor ( family practice or internal medicine) who can determine if neurology consultation is needed. ...Read more

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Big hard lump on top of foot numbness of big and second toe, hurts to touch above but not on lump do I wait it out or go to dr?

Big hard lump on top of foot numbness of big and second toe, hurts to touch above but not on lump do I wait it out or go to dr?

See foot doc: it sounds like you have an exostosis (bone spur) which is putting pressure on a local nerve causing the numbness. The recommendation likely will be to shave away the bump if my assessment is correct. ...Read more

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MRI shows small herniation on l5s1, mass effect on s1. Numbness and pain are l5 dermatoes, eg big toe numbness, is this common?

MRI shows small herniation
 on l5s1, mass effect on s1.  Numbness and pain are l5 dermatoes, eg big toe numbness, is this common?

Complex: First you have MRI demonstration of S-1 compression, but you say your symptoms are at L-5, which raises question in my mind of an additional disc fragment affecting this nerve root. The complexities may affect a conservative approach to your problems, and surgery may be needed. Get opinion from spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

I am experiencing  foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

Unclear: Not sure why you had either/both of your plantar nerves removed - nor any past history of relevant diseases associated with a neuropathy. The innervation of the top of the foot and the bottom are different, and the lack of plantar nerve(s) make it more complex. Please consult your doctor who can sort through all of these issues to localize the issue and additional tests to define it better. ...Read more

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What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when i awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when i awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

Two separate problem: Poor circulation should always be followed up by a vasc doctor. There are many reasons for possible neuropathy including but not limited to system disease, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medications or medical treatments. ...Read more

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Hi I'm experiencing vibrations in my pelvic are. I have a vertebral hemangioma in my T8. I am also having severe back pain. Toe numbness as well.

Hi I'm experiencing vibrations in my pelvic are. I have a vertebral hemangioma in my T8. I am also having severe back pain. Toe numbness as well.

Get attention if new: In general if you have a new type of symptom that you've never had before such as the symptoms in the toes or the vibration sensation then it's important to go immediately to your doctor. Hemangiomas can bleed. ...Read more

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Can Anklosing Spondilits/Sacarolitis cause sciatica and L5 dermatoes big toe numbness. mri does not show l5 impingement, only small mass effect on s1?

Can Anklosing Spondilits/Sacarolitis cause sciatica and L5 dermatoes big toe numbness.  mri does not show l5 impingement, only small mass effect on s1?

MRI can show inflame: The MRI can help see sacroiliac inflammation when X-rays are normal. This is called non-radiographic sacroiliitis and spondylarthropathy. The symptoms you describe could be from ankylosing spondylitis but it is unlikely. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify ...Read more

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Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

You state: If I am reading correctly that you "went over on ankle" - then you ask what could it be...sounds like you just told us you sprained your ankle. Why the toe would be swollen I am not sure, but an xray would be in order for a swollen toe. "Ball of toe" = not sure what you mean by this.) ...Read more

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What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

What can be done for crushed foot numbness?

Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have found that high voltage electrical stimulation therapy can be helpful with nerve injury and degeneration. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

What can I do to fix foot numbness and pain?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in in the foot should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Toes (Definition)

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