Wearing shoes that hurt my feet and now my big toe is numb?

Neuritis. The shoes may have caused enough external pressure to a nerve to cause mono neuritis, which can cause numbness to an area of the foot.

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7/9 hrs on my feet at fast paced job...Tingling in left shoulder in back and tip of big toe is numb, can it just be that my shoes are just too small?

Toes touching shoe. If your big toe touches the rim of your shoes, then it could be that your shoes are too tight. However, since you're on your feet most of the day, you need to have the best possible walking shoes available. If your big toe is red, swollen, hot, painful, and your shoes fits fine, meaning a half inch from the top of the shoe, then it's probably a medical condition. You need to have your pcp examine your feet/toes and make a diagnosis. Read more...

My right foot big toe has been numb from the tip for two years due to ill fitting shoes. Do I need to worry? It doesn't bother me though.

Sural nerve. You can have limited loss of feeling on the top and end of your big toe from shoe pressure on this nerve. If that is the cause, relax. It is only a little numbness. If the loss of feeling is to the entire toe, top and bottom, you could have a peripheral nerve disease a presage to diabetes. If that is so, watch your weight and check you blood with a physician. There are other less common causes. Read more...

My big toe, 2nd toe, and 3rd toe are numb. I am negative for a neuroma. And my whole foot goes numb when I wear tennis shoes.

Possible causes. 1. Tight shoes ( look at length and width) 2. Capsulitis of the 2nd toe joint , may also cause nerve compression, inflammation 3. Lower back issue, tarsal tunnel syndrome (these are not likely) 4. See # 1. (very common issue). Look for athletic shoes that come in various widths. Recommend a specialty running shoe store where someone can measure your feet properly. Read more...
Back or swelling. It may be from your back as lower back radiculopathy can translate to symptoms in the foot (l5/s1 areas). Also, it could be a ligament tear that causes swelling to the area. The localized swelling and trauma may impinge on the nerves around that area. Most likely from your history, it's probably from your back. Read more...
Numb. As the other dr's mentioned radiculopathy etc etc are all possibilities. One other is compression neuropathy . It is possible because you state your foot goes numb with athletic shoes, that something in the shoe fit or position of the shoe is compressing a blood vessel(s) serving the nerve(s) to the foot. A thorough evaluation by your podiatrist is in order . Read more...

Right foot big toe feels immediately numb in certain shoes and perfectly fine in others. I think it my be hight difference from heel to toe.

Poosibel. But more likely that when it goes numb you are wearing a narrow toe shoe that puts pressure on the nerve. Read more...
Keep in mind. One size for one company or brand does not necessarily equate wi th the same size in another brand, so you want to make sure the shoe fits properly. I would add, sometimes, pain to the big toe can be a sign of lower back pain. So keep that in the back of your head as well. Read more...
Numb. Both good answers , so you can see no problem has just one cause or solution . See your podiatrist for help. Read more...

Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?

Maybe. Without all the details it is hard to say...however...compression can cause hypersensitivity. (it can cause less or more sensitivity...everyone is different). If the whole foot is numb then yes, you may need to be re-evaluated ASAP. Read more...
Not Common. If only the 4th and 5th toes were involved originally, and the diagnosis was made based on that observation, then the diagnosis was acceptable. The effects of time have now caused further, more extensive tissue involvement and updated diagnosis is needed. Unilateral whole foot neuropathies are confusing and further testing of the entire foot as well as lower leg needs to be done to clear the air. Read more...

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...

When I'm standing or being active for more than 4 he's my ankles swell up. Toes on my right foot go numb and cramp no matter what shoes I wear..

Suggest evaluation. This can be a transient problem, but also can signify problems with heart, circulation. IF your weight has increased in the past month this also would be a clue. Any new meds??? Diet changed with increase of salt intake?? If none of the above, or if you have any shortness of breath when you are lying down, then you need to be seen by your medical provider. Read more...