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For over 2 months when bending big toe sharp pain above PIP joint area, not in the joint. Numb to the right of pain down to big toe mound. What is it?

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In brief: A tendon

It seems that you re not feeling pain in the joint, but The Extensor hallucis Longus tendon might be the source.
It may have been strained causing some inflammation. Just recently saw a couple of these. The joint may need some range of motion exercises to get that tendon to stretch. It is for some reason, unable to go the distance with flexion of that toe.

In brief: A tendon

It seems that you re not feeling pain in the joint, but The Extensor hallucis Longus tendon might be the source.
It may have been strained causing some inflammation. Just recently saw a couple of these. The joint may need some range of motion exercises to get that tendon to stretch. It is for some reason, unable to go the distance with flexion of that toe.
Dr. James Dukelow
Dr. James Dukelow
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Down the middle..

The area of the toe that you are describing has two different nerves covering it.
One has a pain reaction when the toe is flexed. The other is already numb throughout the location in the toe. These are the superficial and deep peroneal nerves. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated. There could be a possibility of trauma to the toe and/or involved nerves.

In brief: Down the middle..

The area of the toe that you are describing has two different nerves covering it.
One has a pain reaction when the toe is flexed. The other is already numb throughout the location in the toe. These are the superficial and deep peroneal nerves. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated. There could be a possibility of trauma to the toe and/or involved nerves.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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In brief: Toe numbness

When there is a numbness in a specific area it usually indicates an injury of a nerve.
It may be a nerve compression injury from a higher location in the body or directly to the area of concern. Getting an exam will get you the diagnosis and treatment you may need.

In brief: Toe numbness

When there is a numbness in a specific area it usually indicates an injury of a nerve.
It may be a nerve compression injury from a higher location in the body or directly to the area of concern. Getting an exam will get you the diagnosis and treatment you may need.
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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