Toe Numbness?

OP
Brendan

Brendan

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
2,052
Location
Boston, MA
Never updated this thread.

Much, much better this year with different boots and insoles, but not perfect. May go see a podiatrist at some point because I have separate knee and ankle issues that I want to make sure aren't aggravated by my feet, and can hit the toe numbness too.

I personally think it's how my feet are built, and getting pressure in the right way on a nerve or something to that affect. If I wear my road bike shoes - 100% stiff sole, I will get some tingling in my big toe in the same way.

I do get blood tests yearly - I'm healthy in that regard.

Not a big issue for me this year...
 

Shraggs

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2014
Messages
381
Location
Zeeland, MI
Looks like lots of really good advice, with those that experience foot toe pain.

However, inflammation in vanes and arteries due to physical activity, minor micro complications of undiagnosed diabetes or circulatory Can manifest with those symptoms too.

At your age I doubt it, not to make a bigger deal if it - but I would get a referral from your primary care doctor to a foot specialist and have him/her confirm it is a mechanical or nerve issues post hiking.
 

BrushyHillGuide

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2014
Messages
361
Location
Sabinal, TX
I had a similar issue for a few years. In the end....I found out I have diabetes. I am thin, in shape for my age, eat right and work outdoors with lots of exercise. Shocked my doctor. Hope that’s not the case with you.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Larry Bartlett

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
653
i haven't read all these replies yet, but I've been there for scores of years.

My disc herniations are L5-S1, which often translates to numb large toes and sometimes lateral (pinky toe region) up the side of my feet.

Usually resolves on its own in about 8 weeks following a heavy load period.

Try acupuncture if your insurance covers it. Changed my pain management routine nearly 17 years ago because it worked for me when pain killers didn't.

Hope you get it worked out.

lb
 

cake

Junior Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2012
Messages
45
I had this same issue after a 10 day hunt. It took months for the feeling to come back to my toes (nerves had to regenerate). During that time went to podiatrist (no help), then neurologist. Based on some electronic stimulation testing (forget the real name), the neurologist was able to identify a defined line where the nerve damage occurred (but could not figure out why). He had drawn all over my foot - it was basically an arc that ran from below the ball of my foot over to my second/third toe - if I was pricked on the toe side - I couldn't feel it - if I was pricked on the other (ankle side) it was normal sensation. Anyway - it wasn't until a week or so later (6-8 weeks after hunt) as i'm getting dressed and put on some of the wool socks that I used on my hunt (were good quality socks (so I thought) - I noticed the toe seam of the socks ran identically to the nerve damage line that was marked on my foot. The socks were snug - but I guess when combined with continual hiking pressure etc. they did some damage. I immediately took the socks out of my rotation and before I knew it, I had my feeling back in my toes! I would never have thought that "high end" "comfortable" socks could have been the culprit - but be mindful of where the seams lie on your feet (especially if they lie in a high contact area). This may or may not be your issue - but something to consider.
 

akshayv

Banned
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
19
Location
New Jersey
Before using orthofeet house slippers, my husband’s feet hurt every day when I wore other house slippers for the day. I am impressed with the offer of slippers for my husband who is suddenly experiencing plantar faciitis---with hopes that this investment will be worth it and a big help to him I have been amazed at how I can wear these with no feet pain at the end of my day.
 
OP
Brendan

Brendan

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
2,052
Location
Boston, MA
Any mods seeing this, someone please drop the ban hammer on Akshay. Orthofeet shill.
 

super

Banned
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
48
It happens to me whenever I eat too much sugar. I don’t feel my toes and of area of my kegs so maybe that.
 

super

Banned
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
48
I know people donloose their toes die to excess sugar, IMHO I think it’s kinda diabetic things.
 

satchamo

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2014
Messages
171
I'm pretty sure this is very normal. It happens to me and my hunting partner every year after elk hunting in Colorado. I think it's just from down hilling when your toes jam into the front of your boots.
 

akshayv

Banned
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
19
Location
New Jersey
Suffering from plantar fasciitis for over a year made shopping for shoe a difficult task. I had read about Orthofeet and thought I would take a gamble. They are by far the BEST shoe for me. I had cleared my pain up over the winter months and was ready to get back into my walking routine. I bought plantar fasciitis shoes and absolutely LOVE them. Can walk three miles and have no pain afterwards. My walking shoes have turned into my working shoes. I will order another pair as soon as I have time to look and decide. Currently own the boot and now the walking so the third pair will be a charm!
 
Top