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What’s Behind Your Tingling Toes?

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Spring is here. Friday, March 20, 2015, marks the spring equinox and the official start to the spring season. This season is known as a time of rebirth, when plants come back after winter. In Texas, it’s also full of comfortable weather before the hot days of summer roll around. It’s a great time to enjoy being active outdoors. Just be careful if you develop tingling, pins-and-needles sensations in your lower limbs. Not only is this uncomfortable, it can be a sign of bigger problems. Tingling toes can be caused by many different things, and identifying your cause can help you treat it.

Tingling in the feet and toes can be mild or severe, just like the possible underlying causes. Some are more serious than others. Typically, though, tingling toes are related to nerve or circulation issues. Here are a few of the most common possible sources of an uncomfortable tingling sensation in your lower limbs:

  • tingling feeling in toesPeripheral Neuropathy – This is damage to the nerves in the extremities, often from something like diabetes. It causes nerves to misfire uncomfortably.
  • Pinched Nerves – Nerves are sensitive, so if they are pinched or compressed for too long, they can become damaged and start making your feet feel tingly.
  • Systemic Diseases – Some disease that affect the whole body can leave your feet feeling funny. Multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism, AIDS, shingles, strokes, and even just poor circulation could all contribute to a pins-and-needles sensation in the lower limbs.
  • Vitamin Deficiencies – Vitamins E, B, and niacin are necessary for normal nerve function. Levels that are too low can contribute to neuropathy.
  • Injuries – Conditions like tarsal tunnel and foot fractures can injure nerves, leading to painful tingling.

Taking care of tingling toes does mean identifying the underlying problem so it can be treated. As with any potential nerve issues, the sooner the problem is dealt with, the better it is for your feet. Let Dr. Darren Silvester and our team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, help you mange any foot discomfort. Use our online request form or call (830) 569-3338 to make an appointment with us.

When I take a step in the evenings...my middle toe on my right food feels like it is a spring (boing)...the only toe that actually feels like it is a SPRING while I walk...no sound...just the 'springing' feeling??? What is this???
Posted by Heidi L Dorworth on May 9, 2019 at 09:25 PM
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Posted by Stephanie on July 11, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Dear Dr Darren Silvester, I am from Butler pa and I have tingling in my right toes usually when I walk now i have tingling in my left toes I’m so frustrated the doctors in butler tried to do a shock wave tests on my feet and it shocked my whole body and could not have that done i was a wake for it I’ve had shock treatments before to the brain for saver depression it help me but I was put out for that I don’t know where to go anymore do u know of any doctors at the cleavand hospital that would be good for me to see I’d love to come see u but yr to far away for me I’m sorry thank you and have a blessed day! Tammy Garland from Butler Pa!
Posted by Tammy garland on July 11, 2018 at 05:18 AM
Hi I am getting a tingling sensation in my baby toe and not sure you it tangles more when I standits now lasted a few hours and it's starting to annoy me
Posted by Vikki on May 19, 2018 at 06:31 PM
Hi Dr, it is me Luis Martinez on Saturday night and less than two Days for my surgery for neuropathy and though I am nervous about the outcome I have the outmost trust in your blessed hands through God' S will. I want to be able to dance with my beautiful wife and even walk around the Block without the pain swelling tingling and the numbness I feel and that have put a stop to my life and thus pushing me towards a depresión state that I never had. Please give me another chance in life to be able to share with my wife and children close to how I was before this neuropathy began. Now I have the same symptoms in my right foot and after my left foot heals I hope you can help me also. Thank you for your kindness towards myself and every other patient who you have given another chance to live a close to normal life.See you Monday morning.
Posted by Luis Martinez on October 17, 2015 at 10:36 PM

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