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Are bilateral 35% toe numbness a symptom of peripheral neu

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Are bilateral 35% toe numbness a symptom of peripheral neuropathy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Neuro Doctor replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.
I have few questions first;
1) Could you tell what parts of the toes are involved? Is it just one toe in each foot or more than one toe in each foot?
2) Approximately for how long are you having this symptom?
3) Are you having any other symptoms like tingling feeling (pins & needles) or pain or burning sensation etc in the toes or in the feet?
4) Have you already seen any doctor & have you had any investigations done?
5) Do you have any medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid diseases, vitamin deficiencies or any other?
6) Any history of prolonged & excessive alcohol intake?
7) What are your current treatments (medications or non-medication treatments)?
8) Is the numbness progressing (worsening) or has it remained stable?