Sudden Toe Numb….

Updated on August 9, 2016 in General Questions
5 on April 6, 2016

Sudden Toe Numb.

hi recently my toe went numb all of a sudden this happened after i was working long hour standing on my foot and was wearing steel toe caps and both my foots would become swollen becuase of the hours of standing and walking at work then all sudden my left small toe became numb and its been like that since feb this year can numbness go away or is it always permanent

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0 on April 6, 2016

You did not mention what diabetes you have ( if any), for how long or what age you are. ( or what possible medication you are on.

I am T2 ┬áBoth my feet can be fuzzy for long periods BUT I still pass the diabetic ” touch with a nylon whisker ” tests for feeling. The fuzziness varies with the time of the year , the weather , my mood ( and possibly blood sugar levels which are getting under better control ( HbA1c ca 7.5). If the numbness is sufficient to fail the touch test beware of any possible injury.

Standing, working in tight shoes, all can give you numb or painful feet. (Particulalry when you get older) Concentrate on getting comfortable footwear..

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3 on April 6, 2016

Ah I have the same problem. Type 1 diabetic and in a Job where I stand up all day, my control has been getting worse although I’ve always been insulin resistant so its never been overally great anyway, but my left foot has started to go numb after the swelling too. Quite worrying! I’ve been told once the feeling has gone, its gone for good but to try stop the numb area from getting larger by trying to keep your bloods level, well that’s impossible for me, so getting rather worried it will spread more.

on April 8, 2016

Hi Suresh, do you use diabetic socks and specialised footwear?

on April 8, 2016

No, are they available? Where to buy?

on June 13, 2016

I think they are available in some medical stores and you can definitely find them online. Amazon should have Diabetes socks. Look out for features like non-binding, moisture absorbent and seamless.

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