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Saturday, November 22, 2008 nora gutierrez, Community Member, asks

Q: only my 3rd toe on my right foot hurts

only my 3rd toe on my right foot hurts when i use any type of close shoes it feels like burning and it somtimes feel like its geting numb


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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
11/22/08 4:57pm

Of course, we can't diagnose online, but from the symptoms you describe, one possibility you might discuss with your doctor is something called Morton's Neuroma. 

It is a thickening or swelling and inflammation of the tissues surrounding the nerve, usually between the third and fourth toe.  It can cause pain into the toe and is aggravated by tight-fitting shoes.


Read about Morton's Neuroma, its diagnosis and treatment here:  http://www.healthcentral.com/symptoms/guide-153951-75.html


Your family doctor may refer you to an orthopedic physician or a podiatrist.


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By nora gutierrez, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 11/22/08