Re: numbness in toe

As the doctor on this site who doesn't give out possible causes for every specific problem, I am sorry you feel that way, please read the disclaimer and please understand I do this only a few spare minutes a day.
Making a medical diagnosis based on the sparse information people post here is very nearly impossible. What you may not realize is that there is alot more to diagnosing than you think. Some of the causes of numbness in the feet include but are not limited to Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, Rheumatoid arthritis, Pernicious anemia
Peripheral neuropathy, trauma such as ill fitting shoes, injury, low back problems, pinched nerves ...

Having said all that, your advice to your daughter seems to make good sense. It is possible that her shoes may have injured the superficial nerves in the foot. If they are only slightly injured, it may take several weeks-months to recover. This is not an absolute. Nothing in medicne is.
My recommendation is if she still has the problem in several weeks is to see a podiatrist or orthopedist.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on July 03, 2003 at 23:47:04:

In Reply to: numbness in toe posted by julie on July 03, 2003 at 12:17:11:

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