If your feet feel numb and tingly, like they’re falling asleep, you may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Neuropathy is a result of nerve damage, either from an injury, infection, nutritional deficiency, herniated disk, medication, or other factors. The most common cause of this painful burning sensation is diabetes.
When you’re a diabetic, spikes in blood sugar damage the nerves and cause your limbs to lose feeling. Often, your feet experience symptoms first, since they’re the longest nerves in your body—they’re the farthest ones away from the brain.
If you are seeking treatment for neuropathy or other nerve problems, whether your symptoms are just starting or the pain is too strong, visit the McDowell Podiatry Center in Carmichael, CA. Diagnosing and treating this condition—as well as taking away your pain, numbness, and tingling—are our specialties. Make an appointment with Dr. Brian McDowell and Dr. Tracy L. Basso by calling (916) 961-3434. While you’re at it, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!