Diabetes Health: Why do my feet feel numb?
January 16, 2019
Have you ever noticed numbness or feelings of pins and needles in your feet? This can be a sign of nerve damage, often called diabetic neuropathy. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Neuropathy is a health issue that affects more than 20 million people in the United States.
While numb feet are commonly associated with diabetes, neuropathy has many potential causes. Some of them include nerve trauma, alcoholism, and infections like Lyme disease. Find a list of underlying issues here.
When your feet start to feel numb, your first instinct may be to look for reasons why. As it turns out, treating underlying conditions can help manage neuropathy symptoms.
So, if you start to feel any signs of numbness or pain in your hands, fingers, feet or toes, talk to your doctor or CDE. They will be able to help determine the cause of the numbness and provide potential next steps.
Do you currently have feelings of numbness in your feet? Have you seen a podiatrist and been checked for neuropathy? Let us know your story in the comments below.
Interested in learning more about neuropathy? Read The Truth About Diabetic Foot Numbness