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The third and fourth toes of my right foot are frequently

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The third and fourth toes of my right foot are frequently numb. This has gone on for about 9 months. I'm 57, female and otherwise healthy. I notice it more often after I've been sitting.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Most likely this is a nerve pinch either at the ankle level, or, much less likely, in your lower back from a disk problem there.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is also a possibility but usually that affects the entire foot

You need to see a doctor for an exam, blood work, and possibly an MRI of either the ankle or your lumbar spine

Let me know if you need any more information please