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Occasional Toe Numbness
Should not: Wearing heels should not cause your toes to be numb, get a professional exam. ...Read more
The pinky toe on my left foot went numb about 3 weeks ago and now its spreading to the next toe, numbness never goes away.What could be causing this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can B12 deficiency run in families? someone suggested since my mother had the problem that i might too because of my toe numbness . thoughts?
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