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    What causes numbness of foot with diagnosis of peroneal nerve damage?

Top of left foot and toes partially numb / tingling for over a year and diagnosed with possible peroneal nerve damage (all other blood tests good). Did a home pedicure last night and woke up with all my toes and ball of foot extremely numb on same foot (affected the bottom this time). Could this be something else?
Mon, 10 Nov 2014
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I am sorry for your issues your experiencing.
Judging from your description it doesn't look indeed like the peroneal nerve distribution. While nerve territories are not always clear cut, that area is usually related to damage to the tibial or sciatic nerve. Of course a clinical neuroexam would help to assess motor involvement, along with tests like ENG (similar tests to what you must have already undergone for your peroneal nerve damage).
Hope you will get better soon. Don't hesitate to write for further inquiries.
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