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Doctor insights on: Symptom Of Numb Feeling From Knee To Big Toes

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


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What is going on? When I bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so I don't know what's going on. Am I having a s

What is going on? When I bend my left big toe im having a tingley kind of numb feeling throughout my foot and it's shooting up my calf muscle about as far up as my knee. I've never broken my toe or anything so I don't know what's going on. Am I having a s

Numbness: Numbness that shoots from the big toe up the lower limb and triggered by movement of the toe sounds like neuritis. Neuritis is caused by irritation or injury to a nerve. In this case, the involved nerve could be one of the digital (that's digit as in toes) nerves to the big toe, the medial plantar nerve, or the posterior tibial nerve. Since feet take such a beating, from things including the activities we do and the things we wear on our feet, it is not surprising that the nerves in our feet can be injured. Digital nerves can sometimes become swollen, causing something called morton's neuroma. The medial plantar nerve can be hurt by badly-fitting arch supports. The posterior tibial nerve can get pinched at the ankle, something called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Foot nerves can also be made more liable to injury by other conditions, like diabetes and vascular disease.

Podiatrists, who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the feet, may be a good resource for foot nerve injuries. ...Read more

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Hi the other day I twisted my knee getting up out of bed its not bruised or swollen but getting a numb feeling in my toes how long will it take toheal?

Hi the other day I twisted my knee getting up out of bed its not bruised or swollen but getting a numb feeling in my toes how long will it take toheal?

Wait for to six week: The perineal nerve runs along the outside of your knee and occasionally can be injuried with a twist. This can cause toe numbness. Another likely cause may be injury to a disc in your back. Are you having any back pain? In either instance wait about six weeks to see if the numbness stops. If it does not (or if it worsens) see a orthopedist or physiatrist for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a chest pain Pain moved in my shoulders which then I got out of the car and had severe pain in right knee. Pain not gone. Feeling numb in toes.

I had a chest pain Pain moved in my shoulders which then I got out of the car and had severe pain in right knee. Pain not gone. Feeling numb in toes.

May sound funny: 16 yr with chest and and shoulder pains, must be reinvestigated to make sure is not related to heart, as age is no bar for heart attach, go to ER now ...Read more

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Knee feels weak, pain when bending, any strong movements (stretching, lift my toes)lead to sore, numb feeling through my whole leg for a few seconds?

Knee feels weak, pain when bending, any strong movements (stretching, lift my toes)lead to sore, numb feeling through my whole leg for a few seconds?

Knee or back: This could be a primary knee problem such as cartilage or meniscus injury, or it could be referred from the lower back based on your numb feeling. You may have hamstring tightness which can go with back problems

if this does not resolve in several weeks go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Can be many things: Unfortunately this is a very general question with hundreds of answers without more detail on your condition. But, combined the two can both occur at the same time from a low lumbar spine disc bulge or herniation causing a "sciatica". But, to show you why this is a tough question, it could be something totally different like gout or lyme disease from a tick bite, so much more info is needed. ...Read more

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The pads of my big toes are numb because I am on my feet at work for 7 hours a day. I also have painful knees. After 7 weeks its no better. Advice? Tx

The pads of my big toes are numb because I am on my feet at work for 7 hours a day. I also have painful knees. After 7 weeks its no better. Advice? Tx

Toes: If numb toes only intermittently would not worry. If constant nerve conduction study might show neuropathy for which we don't have much treatment for numbness. The knees need to be evaluated if continues to interfere with ur life which would include physical eval and possible X-ray ...Read more

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Pain down inside of left leg from underneath knee too big toe, sort of a numb pain but alot worse, had for 5 hours now and get it a lot.

Can be Radicular: You have pain and numbness in a specific area governed by a single spinal nerve root. Most commonly caused by a ruptured ("slipped") intervertebral disc. There is no effective first aid. Most often there is an accompanying backache and a history of a back stressing accident. Active rest may leave you with the 80% who heal. Else a physiatrist, orthopedist or neurosurgeon can guide your recovery. ...Read more

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Hello I have a small lump on side of shin, tender to touch for about a month. I also have numbness in my big toe and dull achy pain to the knee?

Hello I have a small lump on side of shin, tender to touch for about a month. I also have numbness in my big toe and dull achy pain to the knee?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, I would definitely be seen for an accurate diagnosis. An MRI may give more information. It may represent a benign tumor that has gotten large enough to be pressing on the peroneal nerve, but miltie other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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Have numb big left toe knee hip back shoulder pain twitch shaking spasm in riggt side right ribcage left lower leg. 39 fatigue vertigo upperback pain?

Have numb big left toe knee hip back shoulder pain twitch shaking spasm in riggt side right ribcage left lower leg. 39 fatigue vertigo upperback pain?

Neurologist: Sounds like your symptoms will require more work up with a specialist like a neurologist. If you are having more numbness and vertigo its best to get urgently checked at the emergency room. ...Read more

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My right knee cap became numb today. The best way I can describe the feeling is the same feeling if your foot fell asleep. What could this be?

My right knee cap became numb today. The best way I can describe the feeling is the same feeling if your foot fell asleep. What could this be?

Nerve: Numbness typically means a nerve problem. If you have been kneeling or had a direct blow to the knee, then a superficial/skin nerve could have sustained some damage. Also, a "pinched" or inflamed nerve from the low back, especially around the L3-L4 or L4-L5 levels can cause knee numbness. If persistent, seek help. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Tightness and Pain in right knee when I bend with crackling sound. .. Slight numb feeling radiating to calf muscles till foot?

Tightness and Pain in right knee when I bend with crackling sound. .. Slight numb feeling radiating to calf muscles till foot?

Ligamentous: This sounds like something you need to have imaged and examined by a good sports med or orthopedic doctor to see what ligament and nerve compression issues you might have. I suggest you start with a clinic appointment to have a good clinical exam, which direct the type of imaging you need to fully diagnose the problem and get to the corrective therapy best ...Read more

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For a week my right foot and leg felt numb. It went away then comes and goes. Also popping feeling in right knee when I walk. Happens in right hand too?

For a week my right foot and leg felt numb. It went away then comes and goes. Also popping feeling in right knee when I walk. Happens in right hand too?

Numb leg: It is likely you have damaged one of your discs in the lower back. Be careful with bending and picking up heavy items. Prolonged sitting is also not good. Walking is best. ...Read more

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Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Look for diabetes: Abrupt weight gain with dry mouth increases suspicion for diabetes.Right leg pain medial aspect suggests dermatomal pain of discogenic disease which is more frequent in obesity.Right hip OA or septic hip ar ussually radiates to the right anterior thigh. The leg pain and dry mouth only indirectly elevated.Vaginal infections increased in diabetes. LLQ pain unlikely to be a factor in the right legpain ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my knee cap and numbness on one toe each foot?

I'm having numbness in my knee cap and numbness on one toe each foot?

Sounds like: A nerve problem, such as neuropathy. See your doctor for exam and tests if necessary. Diabetes, toxins, and certain metabolic diseases can cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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My knees are giving me trouble so I've had to resort to using ellipticals. Now the problem is that my toes/foot get numb. What's the issue?

My knees are giving me trouble so I've had to resort to using ellipticals. Now the problem is that my toes/foot get numb. What's the issue?

NCV: Numbness can be a sign of nerve compression. I suggest getting a Nerve Conduction Velocity test of the lower extremity which will determine if such compression exists. This compression can be as high as your lower back. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Absolutely: Absolutely yes, stress and anxiety can present in curious ways. I always advise my patients with stress to exercise and consider meditation or relaxing techniques.

Have you spoke with your doctor about these concerns? Numbness has a many possible etiologies besides stress. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and lately my legs go numb from the knee down when I sit in the toilet and my toes turn grey. What should I do?

I'm 23 and lately my legs go numb from the knee down when I sit in the toilet and my toes turn grey. What should I do?

Shift positions: You are putting too much pressure on neurovascular structures for too much time. You need to move. ...Read more

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Have had knee pain for last 2 weeks. Today I have numbness & tingling down the back of my calf & toes with the knee pain still. Go to er?

Have had knee pain for last 2 weeks. Today I have numbness & tingling down the back of my calf & toes with the knee pain still. Go to er?

Not sure ER: I'm not sure the ER is the exact right place for you unless you are completely unable to walk on that leg. I like to save the ER for actual emergencies. I would certainly advise trying to see your doc first thing Monday however, or you could even try Urgent Care where you could get an X-ray of your knee and see if there's an abnormality that could be affecting a nerve behind your knee. Best of luck ...Read more

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Male 64. From 2 weeks I have pain and numbness of the left leg from the knee down, but not feet. When I I touch my knee I have pain from knee to toes?

Male 64. From 2 weeks I have pain and numbness of the left leg from the knee down, but not feet. When I I touch my knee I have pain from knee to toes?

Numbness and Pain: I am assuming that you have no knee injury. Pain and numbness like this is typically a nerve irritation coming from your knee, hip or low back. The radiating pain is called sciatica or radiculopathy. See a neurologist, chiropractor, physiatrist, or orthopod. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Having back of knee pain, upper calf pain, toes numb. Hard 2 bend knee, bear weight. Sometimes ok, sometimes worse. No injury. Should I go to er?

Having back of knee pain, upper calf pain, toes numb. Hard 2 bend knee, bear weight. Sometimes ok, sometimes worse. No injury. Should I go to er?

Yes: Your symptoms are very concerning for a blood clot in your leg. This can be very serious and should not wait until morning. Go to the er now where they can do a type of ultrasound on your leg to made sure there is no clot. ...Read more

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My right leg is numb from slightly above the knee all the way to my toes. It hurts to put pressure on it. 2 months ago the doc said not to worry...,?

My right leg is numb from slightly above the knee all the way to my toes. It hurts to put pressure on it. 2 months ago the doc said not to worry...,?

Get another opinion: Numbness isn't normal. There is a reason whether it's a lumbar spine issue vs a peripheral nerve issue. Either way it is worthwhile to explore what it may be. If you have other comorbid Illnesses like diabetes this may be secondary to those issues. ...Read more

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I frequently have numb toes and they effect the shoes I wear. I have no back aches, some stiff knees when I sit too long and I'm a 50 lbs over weight.

I frequently have numb toes and they effect the shoes I wear. I have no back aches, some stiff knees when I sit too long and I'm a 50 lbs over weight.

Numb Toe: Numb toes are often due to what is called a morton neuroma unless you are diabetic that is the likey choice. Any podiatrist can help. ...Read more

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I fell hard in my knees when running a week ago. After I was in extreme pain. Knees still relatively swollen and painful but I can walk. Some numbness in my toe. Does this seem serious?

I fell hard in my knees when running a week ago. After I was in extreme pain. Knees still relatively swollen and painful but I can walk. Some numbness in my toe. Does this seem serious?

Possible fracture: If you fell on your knees and were in 'extreme pain' and are still having pain a week later, you may have a fracture or significant soft tissue injury. It is important for you to see an orthopedist to have your knees properly examined and xrayed. ...Read more