Losing the sense of feeling in your feet and toes is a very disturbing and possibly life-threatening experience that is often caused by diabetes complications. This sense of numbness and tingling can create problems doing everyday activities like walking and just plain standing. Since a tingling sensation and numbness in your feet and ankles can be an indication of a more serious systemic illness, you should seek assistance from your foot care professional.
Mitigating circumstances that may cause numbness or tingling in the feet are frequently associated with the blood vessels, arteries, and nerves that supply the feet and ankles.
6 causes of numbness and tingling in your feet include the following:
- Neuroma—Abnormal growths around nerves and other sensitive tissues between the third and fourth toes can contribute to the formation of Morton’s neuroma.
- Sitting for long periods—Sitting in one position for hours on end during a bus or plane ride can cause the nerves in the legs and feet to become constricted causing numbness.
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy—Peripheral nerve damage often caused by diabetes can cause numbness and tingling in the feet and ankles.
- Foot or ankle trauma—An injury to your toes or feet can also result in numbness and tingling.
- Overpronation—Weight, and pressure from having untreated flatfeet can cause pressure on the nerves and increase numbing and tingling.
- Spinal damage—A damaged disc can protrude into the spinal cord area creating numbness and tingling in the feet.
If you are experiencing annoying numbness and tingling in your feet, seeing your podiatrist is the best way to receive the proper diagnosis and treatment. Call Syracuse Podiatry located in East Syracuse, New York. Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Payel Ghosh and their staff will help you diagnose and treat your foot or ankle condition. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today.