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Reasons for Pins and Needles in the Feet

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 00:00

Experiencing a type of foot pain that feels like pins and needles in your feet can be quite disconcerting. This prickling, tingling, or numb sensation occurs when the nerves in your feet are deprived of adequate blood supply. It commonly happens when pressure is exerted on the feet, such as from sitting or sleeping in an awkward position. While this sensation typically subsides once you adjust your posture and restore blood flow, persistent or recurrent episodes may indicate an underlying issue that warrants attention. Diabetes, Raynaud's phenomenon, hyperventilation, sciatica, or multiple sclerosis can contribute to the onset of pins and needles. A  podiatrist can perform tests to find out what is causing this tingling sensation by identifying the root cause of your symptoms. With their expertise, a podiatrist can then develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Some lifestyle adjustments or medication may be suggested. Do not let persistent pins and needles disrupt your daily life. If this applies to you, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation and effective management of your foot discomfort. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dale Delaney, DPM from InStride Kinston Podiatry Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kinston, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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