6 Causes of Foot Numbness and Tingling

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When you lose the sense of feeling in your feet and toes, it can be a very disturbing and unsettling experience that is often caused by neuromas. Loss of feeling can create difficulties with exercising, walking, and just standing. A tingling sensation or numbness in your feet and ankles can be an indication of a more serious illness that should be diagnosed and expertly treated by your foot doctor at Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic.

The factors that may cause numbness or tingling are frequently associated with the blood vessels, arteries, and nerves that lead to the feet and ankles.

Some causes of numbness and tingling in your toes and feet include the following:

  1. Foot neuroma—Abnormal tissue expansion around nerves and sensitive tissues between the third and fourth toes can cause a condition called Morton’s neuroma.
  2. Being sedentary—Being in one position for hours on end can cause the nerves in the legs and feet to become constricted.
  3. Peripheral neuropathyDamage to the nerves in the extremities often caused by diabetes.
  4. Injury to the foot or ankle—An injury to your toes or feet can also result in numbness. 
  5. Flat feet—The weight and pressure from having poorly treated flat feet can press on the nerves.
  6. Spine injury—A dislocated disc can protrude into the spinal cord area, creating a sense of numbness and tingling in the feet and toes.

If you are experiencing annoying numbness and tingling in your feet, contact your foot doctor. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.