Do you Feel tingling in your feet? So find out the reason

Tingling in the feet is a common feeling that feels like needles are biting.

When you experience tingling in the feet, it is more likely to be accompanied by a feeling of numbness, weakness or pain.

 In some cases, tingling in the feet does not cause concern, but changing the position of the feet solves the problem.

But sometimes this experience can be a sign of a serious illness.

Learn about the causes of tingling in the legs, some of which may be better to see a doctor.

Toe muscle is temporally pressed 

This is the feeling that almost everyone encounters and it is said that ‘Monday is asleep’.

This happens when the leg is sitting on the leg for a long time or the foot stays in a certain position for a long time, which increases the pressure on the leg or leg muscles.

This type of tingling is usually relieved by changing the position of the foot as the pressure on the muscle is relieved.


Damage to the nerves in the legs of diabetics is one of the common complications of this disease.

In fact, up to 70% of diabetics experience it, which can lead to feelings of burning, tingling or numbness in the legs.

Maintaining too high or too low blood sugar levels can also damage the nerves in the legs.

Diabetics experience symptoms such as excessive urination with tingling in the legs, delayed wound healing, constant thirst and changes in vision.

This problem can be treated only by controlling the blood sugar while medicines are also prescribed to the patients in this regard.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Deficiency of certain vitamins, especially B12, also causes tingling in the hands and feet.

It is more common in people 60 years of age or older.

Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include fatigue, nausea, digestive problems and enlarged liver.

The solution is to increase the amount of vitamin B12 in the diet for which supplements can be used or the use of eggs, fish, cheese and milk etc. can be increased.

Lower back muscle contraction

Squeezing a muscle that runs from the back to the feet can also cause discomfort, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet.

There can be a number of reasons for the contraction of this lumbar muscle. Other symptoms include mild or severe pain in the lower back, hips and legs, and loss of bladder control.

It can be treated with prescription drugs, spinal injections, physical therapy or surgery.

Chemotherapy drugs

Common side effects of chemotherapy include tingling in the legs, due to the fact that chemotherapy drugs attack and kill cancer cells.

This can have a negative effect on nerve cells.

This problem usually goes away after the completion of chemotherapy. However, during chemotherapy, a cream or other may be used on the advice of doctors.


During pregnancy, when the baby is developing, the pressure on the nerves in the legs increases, which causes the feeling of needles sticking in the legs.

In pregnant women, the problem usually goes away after the baby is born, but a doctor should be consulted when the feeling worsens or is accompanied by weakness or swelling.

This is because it may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as high blood pressure, which needs to be treated.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the nerves inside the ankle are suppressed, leading to discomfort, tingling, numbness or a burning sensation in the heel, ankle or foot.

This could be due to an injury or a number of other causes that can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, supportive shoes or surgery.

When to consult a doctor?

If tingling in the legs persists for more than a week, a physician should be consulted so that he can suggest further measures.



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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