Are Your Feet Tingling?

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Everyone experiences feelings of “pins and needles” in their extremities once in a while. It happens when we hold a position for too long, or maybe when we sleep in a way that restricts blood flow to an area. But what if your feet feel that way often, or for a long time? What might be happening?

Tingling in the feet is commonly caused by:

  • Reynaud’s disease, which causes blood vessels in the hands or feet to overreact to the cold, causing numbness and pain

  • vitamin deficiencies

  • medication side effects

  • nerve damage or spinal injury

 

If your feet are tingling, you should see a board-certified podiatrist right away. With years of specialized training and experience, your foot doctor is the best-qualified medical professional to help you. Patients often see Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova with complaints of tingling.

 

Before your appointment, take careful inventory of all the symptoms you are experiencing so that you can report them to your doctor accurately. What do they feel like? When did they begin? How long do they last? This will help your doctor accurately diagnose and treat your problem.

Tingling is often accompanied by other conditions including:

  • numbness

  • itching

  • twitching

  • pain or discomfort

  • redness

  • swelling

  • skin abnormalities

Your podiatrist has effective treatment options for your tingling feet, including custom orthotics for cushioning and support, over-the-counter and prescription medication for pain and swelling, and physical therapy. Surgery is a possibility but only in extreme and unusual cases.

Are your feet tingling? Call the friendly Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care staff at 443-872-7052 or click here today to schedule a convenient appointment with Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM in our modern, comfortable Pikesville office. Our doctors will thoroughly examine your feet and ankles, arrive at an accurate diagnosis, and work with you to create an individualized and effective plan for treatment and ongoing care.