Posted by: Worried | 2008/11/17

Numbness of toe

Hi doc, there is something that I' m concerned about. For the past 2 weeks I' ve been experiencing numbness of the big toe on my left foot. Sometimes there is pain as well which makes my entire foot sore. I' m really worried about this, I' ve tried massaging it but that does not help. What could this be? Please advise..

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Dear Worried

Giving you an accurate answer to this would require taking a full medical history. The fact that it is limited to one toe of one foot suggests a nerve problem which could be both local as in, in the foot or even higher up such as sciatica. I would advise you to watch it closely, if the feeling does not return, consult a doctor or podiatrist.


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