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When I wear high heels my middle toe goes numb, what could it be?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: They might
Narrow fitting shoes or high heels can put a lot of force in the ball of the foot.
This causes pinching of the interdigital nerves, and if irritated enough might lead to a neuroma. This can cause numbness, or can cause intense pain. Shoes with lower heels and have room for the toes are idea. If this persists see a podiatrist.

In brief: They might
Narrow fitting shoes or high heels can put a lot of force in the ball of the foot.
This causes pinching of the interdigital nerves, and if irritated enough might lead to a neuroma. This can cause numbness, or can cause intense pain. Shoes with lower heels and have room for the toes are idea. If this persists see a podiatrist.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Toe-numbing disease
That was tongue-in-cheek answer. Thoroughly amazes me that women not only wear high heels, but walk in 'em. Certainly, they've become a symbol of feminine sex appeal, perhaps by lengthening the appearance of legs.
That most women don't have some toe pain or pressure numbness-from simply changing center of gravity from arch to toes-amazes me. It seems they're weapons--used to shoot self in foot-:).

In brief: Toe-numbing disease
That was tongue-in-cheek answer. Thoroughly amazes me that women not only wear high heels, but walk in 'em. Certainly, they've become a symbol of feminine sex appeal, perhaps by lengthening the appearance of legs.
That most women don't have some toe pain or pressure numbness-from simply changing center of gravity from arch to toes-amazes me. It seems they're weapons--used to shoot self in foot-:).
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nerve related
Possible nerve compression or neuroma.

In brief: Nerve related
Possible nerve compression or neuroma.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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