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My pinky toe feels like it has a string or piece of hair wrapped around it but there's nothing there. Any clue what's causing this sensation?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: First make sure

There is none. Hair or string wrapped around a toe does happen and can lead to auto amputation of the digit.
This is known as ainhum. If nothing is there, check under the digit to make sure there is no small crack in the skin. Make sure shoes are proper fit. If all above check out I'd consider neuropathy.

In brief: First make sure

There is none. Hair or string wrapped around a toe does happen and can lead to auto amputation of the digit.
This is known as ainhum. If nothing is there, check under the digit to make sure there is no small crack in the skin. Make sure shoes are proper fit. If all above check out I'd consider neuropathy.
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