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What's wrong if my toes are numb?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: ?tarsal tunnel?

Toe numbness could be associated with early signs of peripheral neuropathy such as diabetes or vitamin deficiencies, but could be due to nerve compression at the ankle, called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes, transient nerve compression, such as prolonged leg crossing may cause tingling which reverses. Decline in blood flow, in older folks could also be a culprit. Perhaps an exam could reassur.

In brief: ?tarsal tunnel?

Toe numbness could be associated with early signs of peripheral neuropathy such as diabetes or vitamin deficiencies, but could be due to nerve compression at the ankle, called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes, transient nerve compression, such as prolonged leg crossing may cause tingling which reverses. Decline in blood flow, in older folks could also be a culprit. Perhaps an exam could reassur.
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