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?
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.
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!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.