Numbness in toes

Hi everyone,

Has anyone here ever experienced constant numbness between the second and third toes in only one foot just curious. Thank you for any responses. Blessings, Jan
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I have numbness in my little toe and sometimes along the side of my foot. I'm going in the see my doctor at the end of June and was going to ask them about it. It is a constant thing.

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I have reduced sensation in my left "index" toe. Back in '85' - '86 my toes were numb during and after pregnancy for a year and a half. Back in 2002, the neuropathy flared up again, with paresthesias, stabbing and sticking pains. It moved also into my wrists and hands. The skin of my forearms would burn if I blew on them. Then in 2007 a neurologist advised me to start taking 600 mg daily of alpha lipoic acid. That's when the parasthesias subsided and the stabbing, sticking pains disappeared. Any time I run out of this supplement for a week or two the stabbing and sticking resumes. When I resume taking the supplement, the stabbing and sticking again disappears. This has happened several times. So I continue taking the alpha lipoic acid.

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My toes are numb all the time. It feels as if my socks have rolled up underneath them. It's been a while now, I've just gotten used to it.

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The toes on my right foot always feel numb, especially the last three. I have been diagnosed with foot neuropathy by family physician because of the diabetes, although the Sclero and Raynauds I feel are to blame.

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No but I have recently started having numbness in the tips of some of fingers. Wierd
Anoush

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this past winter i had the numbness between 2nd &3rd toes on left foot only, which has progressed to both feet..im thinking neuropathy too but im not for sure, good luck

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Yes, I have neuropathy too. Mine comes and goes so I haven't had any constant numbness. My first symptom that anything was amiss was a patch of tingling on my back a couple years ago. Later it also involved my fingers, hands, arms, legs, parts of my face and scalp... I had all different types of sensations from tingling and numbness to burning and itching. Actually, it's been a lot better lately. I'm not sure why. I speculated that the Amlodipine I take for Raynaud's might have helped though I have no idea why. But I also have low iron and have been on a supplement for several months so that could be it. It still happens, but way less often than before. It used to be something that would happen on and off all day long, migrating around to different parts of the body.

A neurologist may be able to help. He/she could do nerve conduction testing if you're curious about the cause. Sometimes they can tell you what type of neuropathy you have from this test, but sometimes it's not too useful. There are medications if it bothers you enough (like Neurontin). There are also supplements you could try. And definitely try to get your Raynaud's under control, take good care of your feet, and get your iron and B12 checked.

Zoe

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Thanks everyone you guys are awesome, really good thoughts, I have a Doc appt. End of this month so I will see what he says and let you all know. Take it easy and as the Bible says, "Live one day at a time" Hugs, Jan

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If it's a "small fiber neuropathy," an EMG/NCV may not show anything. But a skin-nerve biopsy such as developed at Hopkins might show declining nerve counts and morphologic changes in the nerves.

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Mine is in the two middle toes on both feet. My feet always hurt. Sometimes while I am walking, something inside my toes feels like it is hooking around a nerve. This could be calcium deposits, as well as the foot problems associated with Scleroderma.

When I went to the foot specialist, she said she sees this all the time and it is NOT related to Scleroderma, but since she has NO experience with this disease, she really cannot make that diagnosis. Especially after reading about everyone else's feet.

I will be just sitting and resting, and my feet will start to burn and hurt so badly I wish I could detach them from my body.

Sorry you have to go through this. I had been given a shot of cortizone in one foot. It helped for awhile. I got a pair of Sketcher's shape-up shoes. When I wear them the pain is lessened, but doesn't disappear.

She said that any kind of shape-up shoes that are supportive will help tremendously. Hope this helps.

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Thank you, this really helps a lot. Blessings, Jan

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My lower leg on right side is always numb. Feels very strange when shaving. Have not seen a DR. for it . Just another normal reaction of scleroderma is what I figure. I have gotten used to the constant changes with this disease.

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i get a numbness in my right big toe just along the outside,,, isn't it funny we just put everything down to yet another annoying factor of scleroderma,, i tend to blame everything on it these days x

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