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Girlfriend wore high heels to a wedding 5 days ago and middle toe is still numb. What's the cause/what can we do? Happened before but never this long.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: High heel toe pain
This problem most likely represents a "compression neuropathy" where the force of the high heels driving the forefoot into the toe box has seriously compressed the forefoot and the digital nerves that run berween the toes.
There is nothing you need to do. It will heal but may take up to 3-6 weeks. The obvious solution is lower heels or more training to this kind of footwear.

In brief: High heel toe pain
This problem most likely represents a "compression neuropathy" where the force of the high heels driving the forefoot into the toe box has seriously compressed the forefoot and the digital nerves that run berween the toes.
There is nothing you need to do. It will heal but may take up to 3-6 weeks. The obvious solution is lower heels or more training to this kind of footwear.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Nerve pain
She may have compressed the nerve by the shoes being tight on the toes and pressure on the toes from the heels.
Try to use alternate ice and heat twice a day for about 20 min each. Also try some biofreeze to help soothe the pain.

In brief: Nerve pain
She may have compressed the nerve by the shoes being tight on the toes and pressure on the toes from the heels.
Try to use alternate ice and heat twice a day for about 20 min each. Also try some biofreeze to help soothe the pain.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Possible neuroma
When someone is in a tight shoe for a long time the nervers in the ball of the foot can get irritated fron the metatarsal heads rubbing against the nerve.
This can cause the nevre to get inlarged and can cause pain, shooting pains, and numbness. This is called a mortons neuroma. I recomend that she see a podiatrist and get this evaluated if the numbness does not go away.

In brief: Possible neuroma
When someone is in a tight shoe for a long time the nervers in the ball of the foot can get irritated fron the metatarsal heads rubbing against the nerve.
This can cause the nevre to get inlarged and can cause pain, shooting pains, and numbness. This is called a mortons neuroma. I recomend that she see a podiatrist and get this evaluated if the numbness does not go away.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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In brief: Compression Neuritis
The compression of a ladies shoe and elevation of the heel are provocative maneuvers that elicit syptoms of a compressed interdigital nerve.
.."mortons" neuritis or neuroma. Relieve the pressure ice wider toe shoe lower heel nsaids injections surgical intervention as a final option.

In brief: Compression Neuritis
The compression of a ladies shoe and elevation of the heel are provocative maneuvers that elicit syptoms of a compressed interdigital nerve.
.."mortons" neuritis or neuroma. Relieve the pressure ice wider toe shoe lower heel nsaids injections surgical intervention as a final option.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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In brief: Neuroma
It could an inflammation or irritation of a small nerve in the bottom of the foot.

In brief: Neuroma
It could an inflammation or irritation of a small nerve in the bottom of the foot.
Dr. Randall Beckman
Dr. Randall Beckman
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