Losing feeling in your feet can be caused by many different conditions, some of which are as simple as poor blood circulation from sitting in one position for too long. Other causes may not be as obvious or as easy to counteract. Systemic diseases like diabetes and peripheral artery disease are common causes of nerve problems and numbness in the feet and ankles and elsewhere. To get the proper diagnosis and treatment it’s essential to see your foot doctor.

5 causes of numbness in your toes and feet include:

  • Neuroma—Growths around nerves and sensitive tissues are called neuromae. When the condition occurs between the third and fourth toes it is called Morton’s neuroma, and it feels like having “a pebble in your shoe”.
  • Peripheral nerve damage—Compromised nerves in the extremities, a condition often caused by diabetes, can cause numbness and tingling in the feet.
  • Foot or ankle injury—can damage nerves and cause numbness and tingling.
  • Overpronation—Arch abnormalities can cause undue pressure on nerves in the feet contributing to numbness and tingling.
  • Spinal cord injury—A damaged disc can disrupt nerves in the spinal cord area creating a sense of numbness in the feet and toes.

If you are experiencing a sense of numbness and tingling in your feet, contact your foot doctor for the proper care. At Podiatry Center of New Jersey, Dr. Russell Samofal, Dr. Dolan Chowdhury, Dr. Jaclyn Ramirez, Dr. Chris A. Obiarinze, Dr. Eric Freiler, and Dr. Meltem Ates treat a variety of conditions such as sports injuries, diabetic foot problems, pediatric foot conditions, toe deformities, arthritis, nail fungus, arch problems and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies and a dedicated staff, Podiatry Center of New Jersey provides individualized high quality care for patients all across Morris, Passaic, Bergen and Essex counties. For all your foot and ankle problems, contact our Wayne office at (973) 925-4111 for an appointment.