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My foot numbness comes and goes from neuroma. Is that bad?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones.
Compression results in inflammation or swelling. When the nerve is compressed, inflamed, or swollen, sensation can be altered. Intermittent symptoms mean nerve dysfunction is generally not severe enough to cause permanent damage-but continuing damage can become permanent. Take action before then.

In brief: Not necessarily
Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones.
Compression results in inflammation or swelling. When the nerve is compressed, inflamed, or swollen, sensation can be altered. Intermittent symptoms mean nerve dysfunction is generally not severe enough to cause permanent damage-but continuing damage can become permanent. Take action before then.
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Numbness
Is not good nor is it normal.
Why not have it treated. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. The neuroma could increase in size and then it would be more difficult to treat.

In brief: Numbness
Is not good nor is it normal.
Why not have it treated. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. The neuroma could increase in size and then it would be more difficult to treat.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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