Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Numbness
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Numbness

There is a spot on the base of my left big toe that, as soon as is touched, even barely, immediatly a numbness sensation goes in my toe.  If I don't touch it, everything is alright.  Could it be a pinched nerve?
Related Discussions
3 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hello,

The most probable reason for numbness in your toe could be compression of a nerve, a pinched nerve. This could be because of an injury which you might have had or swelling of tissues surrounding the nerve.

This numbness, if recent, may also be indicative of systemic diseases like diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiency(B12) or a spinal problem.

Please visit a neurologist if the problem seems severe or if it spreads. Do get back if you have any other queries.

Regards
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I noticed that the spot is right where the edge of my shoe sits... I think it's pressing a nerve, but I don't know what to do about it....(besides changing shoes, of course)
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
There are many causes for toe numbness and tingling senation---pheripheral neuropathy (as seen in diabetes), peripheral vascular disease, nerve compression, Raynaud’s phenomenon, tarsal tunnel syndrome, vasculitis, nerve irritations by chemicals as in gout or it could be due to abnormal pressure by your foot wear.
Hope this helps. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor and get referral for the concerned specialities. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC