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why do my toes turn red and tingle on my left foot

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why do my toes turn red and tingle on my left foot
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

How long has this been going on?

Do you have calf pain in that leg?

Have you had any surgeries in the abdomen or on that leg?

Do you toes turn white after they are red?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
going on about a month. No calf pain or surgeries. The toes dont turn white, they simply return to normal color
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for replying,

 

It sounds like circulation problem then. Be sure you are wearing shoes that do not pinch the ends of your feet. That is one common reason.

 

You need to let your provider know so they can check your femoral and pedal pulses.

 

Also, if you are diabetic that is really important that you let them know right away. you can have nerve damage that will need to be addressed.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I want to add the condition is fairly limited to the little toe on that foot and to a small patch of adjacent skin directly below that toe on my foot.
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.
In that case you also may have experienced a stress fracture in that area of the foot. However, when that occurs you usually have pain with walking all the time and the redness is mainly all of the time.
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