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Symptom: Numbness on the left side (only) of the big toe of

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Symptom: Numbness on the left side (only) of the big toe of my left foot.

A week ago I moved and spent a lot of time on my feet resulting in swollen ankles/feet. The swelling is now 90% gone, with some remaining in my left foot. I am overweight and have had similar swelling in the past when dehydrated and spending a lot of time on my feet, so the swelling isn't "new", just the numbness.

I "treated" the swelling by putting my feet up whenever possible and sleeping with my feet on a pillow as well as upping my fluid intake. The numbness has remained.

Other than being overweight, my most recent doctor's visit (including blood work) indicated that I'm healthy overall.

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Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

The numbness of the left side of big toe is due to the inflammation of the nerve.

Mysticdoc :

Due to the swelling the nerve also got inflamed.

Mysticdoc :

It takes several weeks to get better.

Mysticdoc :

You should wear comfortable wide toe box shoes in the mean time.

Mysticdoc :

stay off the feet as much as possible.

Mysticdoc :

You also gently massage the affected area.

Mysticdoc :

Heating pad also may be helpful to improve blood circulation to the nerve.

Mysticdoc :

Natural supplements vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily, vitamin B6 50 mg daily will be helpful with recovery.

Mysticdoc :

Please do get checked for diabetes and thyroid disorder as other causes of these symptoms.

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Best wishes,

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Customer:

Thanks so much! I appreciate your help and will definitely take your advice for the next few weeks.

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very welcome

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