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What causes sporadic, sharp, needle like pain on top of great toe? Feels like a bug bite.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Assuming

There is no bug bite as likely if her was you would see some sort of redness or skin irritation, then it is possible there is a nerve compression which could be local like the deep peroneal nerve by the first metatarsal base or possibly from the lower back.

In brief: Assuming

There is no bug bite as likely if her was you would see some sort of redness or skin irritation, then it is possible there is a nerve compression which could be local like the deep peroneal nerve by the first metatarsal base or possibly from the lower back.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Toe pain

Could be a pinched nerve or a nail problem. If you can reproduce symptoms by pushing in and around the area, then the problem is local and a podiatrist or foot doctor could help.
If you that way then it could be a pinched nerve at the back. In this case you would be best served by seeing a pm&r doc or neurologist.

In brief: Toe pain

Could be a pinched nerve or a nail problem. If you can reproduce symptoms by pushing in and around the area, then the problem is local and a podiatrist or foot doctor could help.
If you that way then it could be a pinched nerve at the back. In this case you would be best served by seeing a pm&r doc or neurologist.
Dr. Martin Tamler
Dr. Martin Tamler
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