As stated before, our feet do a lot for us, they can really go through some trauma at times. Anything that is repetitive or traumatic to the legs or feet can lead to a nerve injury. If you have an odd sensation in your feet or legs, you may have a nerve injury. The area where the injury is will be painful or sensitive. You may feel a tingling, burning or numbness.
2. Nerve Entrapments
Nerve entrapments, also known as pinched nerves, are another common nerve pain. Again, this type of nerve pain causes a burning, tingling, or shooting pain in the foot or legs. One of the common causes of nerve entrapments are from repetitive compression, such as from wearing too tight of shoes.
3. Peripheral Neuropathy
Lastly, is Peripheral Neuropathy. This is the most severe form of nerve pain. Peripheral Neuropathy isn’t just nerve pain; it is an actual disease that can get worse over time. Peripheral Neuropathy occurs when the nerves that connect to the brain or spinal cord are damaged. This damage interrupts the communication between the brain and the other body parts; often times the feet and legs. Some of the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy include burning and tingling in the feet and legs.
If these symptoms sound familiar, don’t hesitate to contact your podiatrist. They will be able to help you with these issues.