why do the balls of my feet feel numb
There are a variety of reasons people could experience numb or tingling feet and legs and fibromyalgia is only one. Other conditions include multiple sclerosis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, peripheral artery disease, and having too much pressure on the nerves. (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. Itвs caused by damage to the myelin sheath. MS is a chronic condition that progresses over time. But many people will have remissions and relapses from symptoms. Numbness and tingling is a common sign of MS. Itвs usually one of the first symptoms that brings people to their doctors for diagnosis. These sensations may be mild, or severe enough to cause trouble standing or walking. In MS, cases of numbness and tingling tend to go into remission without treatment. are a group of nerve disorders caused by nerve damage from diabetes. These neuropathies can affect any part of the body, including the legs and feet. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes experience some form of.
Numbness or tingling in the feet is the first symptom for many with nerve damage from diabetes. This is called peripheral neuropathy. The numbness and accompanying symptoms are often worse at night. Over time,
and sores may develop on the foot when injuries go unnoticed due to the numbness. These can lead to infections, and coupled with, may lead to amputations. Many of these amputations are preventable if infections are caught early. is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve, which is located along the inner part of the heel. This can produce symptoms that extend all the way from the ankle to the foot, including tingling and numbness anywhere in the foot. Itвs the footвs version of carpal tunnel. pain, including sudden, shooting pains Symptoms are typically felt on the inside of the ankle and along the bottom of the foot. These sensations may be sporadic or come on suddenly.
Seeking early treatment is essential. Tarsal tunnel can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated for a long period of time. (PAD) is a condition in which plaque builds up in the arteries. Over time, this plaque can harden, narrowing the arteries and limiting the blood supply and oxygen to parts of your body. PAD can affect the legs, which results in numbness in both the legs and feet. It can also increase the risk of infection in those areas. If PAD is severe enough, it could result in and leg amputation. Because PAD increases the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes, you should consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: sores on toes, feet, or legs that wonвt heal, slower hair growth on legs or feet If you or have, or, your risk of PAD is higher. Putting too much pressure on your nerves can result in numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation. A variety of different causes can result in having too much pressure on the nerves, including: slipped or herniated discs or back problems that trap a nerve and put pressure on it.
In many cases, the underlying cause of having pressure on the nerves is treatable, and in many cases, the nerve damage will not be permanent. The Body is a service of Remedy Health Media, LLC, 750 3rd Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The Body and its logos are trademarks of Remedy Health Media, LLC, and its subsidiaries, which owns the copyright of The Body's homepage, topic pages, page designs and HTML code. General Disclaimer: The Body is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through The Body should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.
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