Tingling Toes can be a sign of nerve loss. The nerves in the feet come from the lower back. Pressure or chemical change in the nerve can cause a tingling sensation in the Toes. Any sensation that is out of the ordinary can be an early sign of peripheral neuropathy. In addition to tingling, feet may feel numb or feel like they are falling asleep. There may also be a burning sensation in the feet.
Diabetes is one of the most common medical conditions with which tingling feet can be associated. A thorough evaluation by Podiatrist may determine the cause of tingling Toes.
In the United States, the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes will develop neuropathy within their lifetime.
Other causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Certain medications, including some chemotherapy drugs.
- Heredity. Some people have a family history of peripheral neuropathy.
- Advanced age. Peripheral neuropathy is more common as people age.
- Arthritis. Certain type of arthritis, especially involving the back, can cause peripheral neuropathy.
- Alcoholism. According to the US National Library of Medicine, up to half of all long-term heavy alcohol users develop peripheral neuropathy.
- Neurological disorders. Certain neurological disorders, including spina bifida and fibromyalgia, are associated with peripheral neuropathy.
- Injury. Acute injury to the peripheral nerves may also cause peripheral neuropathy.
Tingling Toes, no matter how mild, is not natural. It is very important that if you have Tingling toes that you see a Podiatrist right away. Also if you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.