Numbness in the feet – a complete or partial loss of sensitivity in the foot, caused by the inflection of nerve fibers or blood vessels. Numbness in the foot is most often associated with impaired blood circulation in the body, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, oncological or other diseases. Numbness of the foot can be accompanied by pain in the foot or a feeling of slight tingling.
Numbness and diseases
Numbness in the foot is a fairly common symptom among people over age 30. This numbness can be caused by various diseases, which are extremely dangerous for running. When feeling numbness in the foot, many people mistakenly believe that it will pass by itself, while numbness in the foot can be the first signal of the need to see a doctor.
Most often, this kind of numbness is associated with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, but there might be the other possible causes, such as thrombus, heel spur, diabetes, etc. Only a doctor can perform a special examination to answer the question why you feel the numbness in the foot. During the treatment of this disease, it is very important not to engage in self-medication and do not make a diagnosis by yourself. It is important to consult a doctor immediately.
Numbness if the feet always causes unpleasant sensations and discomfort. It occurs when the nerve is briefly squeezed, for example, if a person has taken an uncomfortable sitting, lying or standing position – many people still remeber it from the childhood. Most often this numbness occurs after changing the sitting position and the sensitivity comes again within 5-10 minutes. However, not everyone knows that if numbness if the feet stops to happen often enough or does not pass at all, then it is necessary to urgently consult a doctor. This disease is treated according to the established diagnosis.