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Your Numbness in the Big Toe Side of the Foot May Also be Known as:
Can't feel inside edge of foot
Inside edge of foot numbness
Loss of sensation on inside edge of foot

Top 3 Numbness in the Big Toe Side of the Foot Causes

  1. 1.Raynaud Phenomenon

    Primary Raynaud phenomenon is a disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, which causes the blood vessels to narrow when feeling cold or stressed. When this happens, blood can't get to the surface of the skin and the affected areas turn white and blue.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own with conservative measures, such as avoiding cold and use of protective measures and/or quitting smoking. If this is ineffective or you have other symptoms in addition to this, contact your primary care physician when convenient.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    distal numbness, cold toe, cold fingers, spontaneous toe pain, turning blue or purple from coldness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Fibular Nerve Injury

    Fibular nerve damage can be caused by a wide range of conditions, including trauma, surgery, weight loss, and others.

    Make a doctor's appointment to address your fibular nerve damage, and find out the underlying cause.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy

    Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy is the dysfunction of a tendon (muscles to bones) in the back of the foot, which can lead to having flat feet. It's unclear why exactly it happens, but might be related to poor blood flow and mechanical issues specific to the person.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can diagnose this condition by clinical interview and exam. Treatment is conservative and involves a cast, over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen, and orthotic footwear. Surgery is a last resort.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, swollen foot, limping, pain in one ankle, heel pain
    Symptoms that never occur with posterior tibialis tendinopathy:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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Numbness in the Big Toe Side of the Foot Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced numbness in the big toe side of the foot had symptoms persist for:

    • 65% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Over a Month
    • 8% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced numbness in the big toe side of the foot were most often matched with:

    • 33% Raynaud Phenomenon
    • 33% Fibular Nerve Injury
    • 33% Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy

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