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leg numb, tingling toes, a toe nail going black

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leg has been going numb after i drive, sit for longer than 10 minutes, my toes have been tingling in the same leg. i have already been to a chiropractor.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Deborah replied 10 years ago.
Hello,

Your toe nail could be black as a result of trauma or toe nail fungus. If you entire toe becomes black, that could be a sign of gangrene and would require immediate medical treatment.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gangrene/HQ00737

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nail-fungus/DS00084

Did you find any relief from your symptoms at all from the chiropractic intervention? Were you diagnosed with a pinched nerve? Sciatica? How long did you go to the chiropractor?

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pinched-nerve/AN00524

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/peripheral-neuropathy/DS00131

If you didn't see the chiropractor very often, you could give it another try. If you did go for a reasonable length of time, then I would suggest seeking a consult with a neurologist for a MRI and further work-up. This could also be related to a disc problem in your back.

Please let me know if you have any other questions
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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Relist: I prefer a second opinion.
Expert:  Deborah replied 10 years ago.
Aditionally, black or darkened lines in a nail can be aslo be caused by melanoma. You might want to make an appointment with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis, or see your family doctor.

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/four_types.html