Toes numb

Posted by cjuln1 @cjuln1, Jan 23 9:35am

My toes are numb when I wake up in the morning, balls of feet feel puffy, as soon as I stand up, it all goes away, then the same thing starts over the next night, any suggestions??

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Hi @cjuln1, Welcome to Connect. It's frustrating to not know the cause for symptoms. I'm not a doctor, but do your symptoms sound like the symptoms of Morton's Neuroma?

"Morton's neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. You may have stinging, burning or numbness in the affected toes."
— Morton's neuroma – Symptoms and causes: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/symptoms-causes/syc-20351935.

Have you discussed the symptoms with your doctor or a podiatrist?

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@johnbishop

Hi @cjuln1, Welcome to Connect. It's frustrating to not know the cause for symptoms. I'm not a doctor, but do your symptoms sound like the symptoms of Morton's Neuroma?

"Morton's neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. You may have stinging, burning or numbness in the affected toes."
— Morton's neuroma – Symptoms and causes: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/symptoms-causes/syc-20351935.

Have you discussed the symptoms with your doctor or a podiatrist?

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Thank You too much!
I did mention it to my doctor, however he suggested a test that is like acupuncture….made me nervous…..I read up on Morton's and I will try some if the home remedies first. I started doing like 50 jumping jacks a day before Christmas and I think this is what started it,
Thanks again,
Char

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I have had that for about 3 years. The numbness in toes does not go away completely, but is worse in the morning. When I wear shoes, it feels like walking on bubble wrap. Its a neuropathy related symptom,
I had Morton's neuroma about 25 years ago, and it is definitely not the same thing. I took injections for that and it went away after about 6 months.

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@cjuln1

Thank You too much!
I did mention it to my doctor, however he suggested a test that is like acupuncture….made me nervous…..I read up on Morton's and I will try some if the home remedies first. I started doing like 50 jumping jacks a day before Christmas and I think this is what started it,
Thanks again,
Char

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Hello cjuln1
You mentioned that your physician suggested a test to obtain information to determine a diagnosis, it sounds like they are recommending an EMG. As a provider myself, I suggest that you follow through with what your doctor has suggested. Home remedies are great when it is used in combination with medical treatment and recommendations. It is important to obtain a medical diagnosis as opposed to reading information and guessing what it might be. Many times when peripheral neuropathy is treated early it makes a difference in outcomes. I hope you find out what is causing the numbness in your feet and have a successful treatment. Please keep us informed.
Kim

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