Toe numbness is a condition where there is complete or partial loss of sensation in one or more toes. Sudden numbness that lasts for just a few seconds is not a serious issue and does not require any treatment. It can happen when the blood flow to the feet gets affected temporarily for some reasons. However, if the numbness refuses to subside for some time and is accompanied by other symptoms like pain, tingling and burning sensation, then proper diagnosis and treatment is a must. Athletes particularly runners experience this problem more often. Though non-athletes may get it too. Another type of bunion which some individuals experience is called a Tailor's Bunion, also known as a Bunionette. This forms on the outside of the foot towards the joint at the little toe. It is a smaller bump that forms due to the little toe moving inwards, towards the big toe. Cause Bunions are bumps on the side of the big toe and indicate changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. In the case of a bunion , the big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead. This causes the bones to be thrown out of alignment,producing the bunion 's "bump". Particularly during the big toe exercise described above, watch how the big toes move as you lift and extend them. When you lift your big toes, they will likely point away from each other as they lift. When you extend them forward and down, they should draw more parallel to each other through activation of the abductor hallucis. If your big toes refuse to cooperate, join them with a rubber band to help pull them toward each other as you lift and extend them. You may want to put padding between the mounds of the big toes to avoid irritating the bunions. Bunions are the most common deformity that affects the big toe. A bunion is characterized by angling of the big toe towards the lesser toes, and a painful bump over the inside part of the base of the big toe. This prominence (an area called the medial eminence) is caused by angling inwards of the metatarsal bone, and is not an actual growth of bone. (figure) Pain underneath the first toe or lesser toes can be relieved by pads placed in the shoes in precise areas. The pads help to take pressure off the prominent areas on the bottom of the foot. A bunion begins when a bursa (a pod of fluid between the bone and tendons) becomes irritated down the edge of the joint at base of big toe. Bunions can cause extreme pain. Bunions can result from bursitis within the toe joint which causes a fluid-filled pod which causes deformity of the big toe joint. A bunion can be painful or not painful. The severe form of a bunion is painful. Bunions can exist in any foot part though it occurs mostly in big toe joint, the place where the first metatarsal bone joins the proximal phalanx (where big toe joins the foot) of the big toe.