Tingling or numbness in your feet can be bothersome, but more importantly, it can be a sign of something more serious.
If you’re experiencing tingling or numbness in your feet regularly, it is important for you to get examined by a Doctor to rule out any of the possible causes below. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
Persistent tingling in the feet is commonly caused by Diabetes. Nerve damage caused by high blood sugar is called Diabetic Neuropathy.
Other symptoms of Diabetes can include:
- Extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Dry Mouth
- Itchy Skin
- Vision problems/changes
- Slow healing of cuts or sores
- Sudden weight loss
- Increase in hunger
- Fruity smelling breath
In order to determine if Diabetes is the cause of your tingling feet, you Doctor will need to take a medical history and administer a blood test.
Medication may or may not be necessary to manage your Diabetes.
There are several autoimmune diseases that can cause a tingling sensation or numbness in the feet, including:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
If you suspect you may have one of these autoimmune conditions, please reach out to your Doctor immediately to schedule a full exam, including bloodwork.
Your physician can give you further instructions on how to manage your autoimmune disease.
There are several infections that can cause nerve damage which may lead to tingling or numbness in the feet, including:
- Lyme disease
If you suspect an infection may be the cause of tingling in your feet, please reach out to your Doctor to schedule an exam and bloodwork.
Your physician can give you further instructions on how to heal your infection.
Pregnant women may experience tingling or numbness in their feet due to increased weight and/or the pressure the growing uterus puts on the nerves running down the legs.
There are some simple things you can do to help alleviate tingling in your legs and feet, including:
- Elevating your feet above your heart
- Getting a foot massage
- Be sure to stay properly hydrated
- Stand up & move around
If you are experiencing prolonged tingling or numbness indoor legs and/or feet, be sure to seek medical attention and get a full exam as soon as possible.
Yours in Good Health,
Trina Kincey ~ Integrative Health Coach ~ Owner of Get Real Wellness, LLC
To help prevent the diabetic neuropathy is by wearing proper inserts that will raise the temperature, of the bottom of your feet, and help increase circulation .
This in turn will help get the disease out of your feet.
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