Neurology Community
Pins and Needles feeling in my feet
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pins and Needles feeling in my feet

For the past couple of days I have had the pins and needles feeling in my feet everytime I walk, or even just stand still.  I can also feel it when I'm sitting down, but not as much and not for long.  I don't have any swelling anywhere.  I haven't changed any of my physical activity.  I do stand at work because I am a hair stylist, but I havne't been any busier or slower than normal at work.  Please help.  I'm a little scared, and I don't have any medical insurance.  
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. The various causes of pins and needles in feet could be due to nerve damage and certain personal habits. Posture like crossing of knees or ankles, sitting with your legs folded or one foot under your buttocks may cause pins and needles in leg and feet. Standing up for work, imbalance of calcium, potassium, sodium, peripheral artery disease, damage to spinal cord, diabetes can all cause this paresthesia. Vitamin B1,B6, B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism need to be checked.Consult a physician who would evaluate these symptoms and ask for relevant investigations. Hope this helps. Take care.

Blank
144586_tn?1284669764
A common cause is the onset of neuropathy, secondary to diabetes. To rule this out you requre an inexpensive hba1c test as well as a fasting blood sugar. Many diabetic clinics provide such testing for free. You might try some alpha-lipoic acid, 1000 mg of omega-3 fish oil, and some slow release niacin. The niacin improves the microcirculation, as does the omega-3 fish oil. If you are paying cash and specify you only want an hba1c and a fasting glucose test it shouldn't be very expensive. To evaluate the thyroid a test known as a TSH is required. This is also inexpensive. If you decide to try a B-12 challenge, take the B-12 supplements with folic acid sublingually.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1667208_tn?1333111449
Blank
zygy2
NH