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If you do not lose the feel in the foot or toe due to a funky positioning in theaters, it's easy Recognizing what is wrong (and how to fix it) their times Tingling and numbness can be a little more confusing – and a bit more frightening What is going on down there?
If you feel prickly on your feet or your toes are nerves – bundles of fibers that help transmit motor and sensory information throughout the body – pressure on them, irritability, damage – all of which can lead to a loss of sense in your dogs. that even healthy people have less sensation than normal and what to do if they notice the symptom.
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Their shoes are too damn tight.
Push in uncomfortable A loafer for a decade day in and day out? "Dress shoes are narrower and therefore compress the foot, which in turn compresses the nerves," explains Ettore Vulcano, MD, chief physician of foot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai West in New York City. And when a nerve is squeezed, you can feel pins and needles. Look for shoes that are wide enough to keep your feet comfortable and not squeezed. After a few days, you should feel like you are back.
Tingling and numbness only on the toes? Loosen the laces on your crawl. "There are superficial nerves on the toes that are prone to trauma as shoelaces press on the area," says Brian Fullem, D.P.M., sports peddler in Clearwater, Florida. "Try not to cross the shoelace over the highest part of your foot," says Fullem.
You have a ball of yarn.
This bony promontory on your big toe is not pretty – and could cause bigger problems as well. Over time, when your big toe presses against the rest of your toes (causing the bale), you overload and squeeze your neighboring toes (especially number two), says Vulcano.
The result? Nerve compression A toe spacer can relieve pressure, says Vulcano. Often it can be helpful to change your shoes, to use orthoses or to use frosting. However, if you still have needles, go to an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes an operation is necessary.
You have a herniated disc.
Weightlifters and athletes who may recently overdo it and notice tingling on the toes may have a herniated disc that occurs when the rubbery pads (discs) engage your spine pushing into the spinal canal and irritate the nerves nearby. "The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to the toes," says Vulcano.
If this is the culprit, you will probably also experience severe back pain and weakness in your feet, ankles or legs. An X-ray or MRI can identify a herniated disc. From there, the treatment could distract the scale from a slight operation.
They irritated big nerves.
Deafness and even shooting pain in one or two toes (usually the third and fourth) could be termed a neuroma, also called an irritated nerve, says Fullem. Telltale Signs: You feel as if you were walking on a pebble or as if you were not going away. When running (or any other high-performance sport) or tight ski boots or hiking boots (which compress the nerve, this could also be a blame.) Choose shoes that are wider at the front, or try a midfoot cushion with an insert ( that goes on the ball of the foot), advises Fullem.
Still in pain? In the worst case, you have scar tissue and need surgery to remove the enlarged nerve, so get Vulcano to the doctor.
You have nerve damage.
Neuropathy, a chronic nervous disorder, is a common complication of other health problems such as diabetes (over-glycemia can damage over time "nerves" or alcoholism (which can disrupt the metabolism of vitamins that are essential for nerve health) and even medical treatments like chemotherapy, says Vulcano.
It's best treated by finding out what the underlying cause is first – but you also need to see a neurologist who can prescribe nerve pain medication, says Vulcano. "Neuropathic Patients should carefully examine their feet – above, below – for ulcers on a daily basis, as neuropathy is a risk factor for developing skin breakdown. "
They have tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) 19659009] As in the foot version of the carpal tunnel syndrome If the nerve in the tarsal tunnel – a space in your foot in the ankle – add It can cause heel and arch pain as well as numbness and tingling, says Fullem. This is quite unusual, Fullem says, but it can also be caused by badly fitting shoes (it's really time to think about your shoes), trauma or lower body swelling (think: you sprained your ankle). Supporting OTC bows and calves can help, says Fullem.