Nerve damage can occur as a result of a wide array of conditions. Nerve damage commonly begins in the feet and toes, simply because they are outside the central nervous system. It is important to recognize that you have suffered damage in the toes, so you and your doctor can successfully formulate a plan to treat it.
Tingling or pricking sensations are some of the milder, but most common, symptoms. It is important to recognize the milder symptoms so more serious ones will not progress.
Extreme pain or shooting sensations of pain are indicators of nerve damage. It may also feel like a stabbing or just a dull, constant pain.
Numbness or loss of muscle control can occur as well. Muscle weakness in general may also be observed. Paralysis can also occur, but is usually witnessed only in more extreme cases.
Probable causes of nerve damage in the toes are very extensive. Diabetics often experience nerve damage in toes and lower extremities. Autoimmune diseases, cancer and cancer treatments, toxic foods, and vitamin deficiencies are a few of the many possible causes.
Benfotiamine and methyl B12 are vitamins you can take to help the body repair itself and relieve nerve damage symptoms. A prescription drug like Cymbalta or Lyrica may be required, so be sure to discuss possible courses of action with your doctor.