Tingling or numbness affecting your feet mayseem like a trivial symptom of no real importance. However, in this tutorial, I will explain whythis symptom may be very important with regard to your health in general and why you shouldnot ignore it. Tingling hands, feet, or hands and feet isan extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be entirely innocentand temporary. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is bentunder your head as you fall asleep. Or it could be from pressure on nerves when youcross your legs for too long. In either case, the quot;pins and needlesquot; effect which isusually painless is soon relieved by removing
the pressure that caused it. In many cases, however, tingling in the hands,feet can be severe, occurring at irregular times or continuously day and night. It alsocan accompany other symptoms. such as pain,Â itching, numbness, and muscle wasting. In such cases,tingling may be a sign ofÂ nerve damage. SuchÂ nerve damageÂ is known by s asÂ peripheralneuropathyÂ because it affects nerves distant from theÂ brainÂ and spinal cord, often inthe hands and feet. There are more than 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy.Over time, peripheral neuropathy can worsen, resulting in decreased mobility and even disability.Â
In fact, diabetesÂ is the number one causeof peripheral neuropathy, accounting for well over a third of cases. InÂ diabetic neuropathy,tingling and other symptoms often first develop in both feet and go up the legs, followedby tingling and other symptoms that affect both hands and go up the arms. About twothirdsof people with diabetes have mild to severe forms ofÂ nerve damage. In many cases, thesesymptoms are the firstÂ signs of diabetes. So here is the main point I want to make,tingling and numbness in the feet may be the first signs that you have a serious peripheralneuropathy and that you may have diabetes. Diabetes puts you at risk of heart attack,stroke, kidney failure, blindness and a long
list of other serious complications. So thattingling you have could be your only warning sign of a serious complication developingelsewhere in your body. Don’t ignore this symptom and please get a check up. Well I hope you have found this tutorial interesting.Do please remember to subscribe and that way you will be the first to see my next tutorialon leg health and venous disease. My name is Haroun Gajraj, thank you for watching.
Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Pain in the Feet
Let me start with I’m a diabetic. I developedneuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but it’s over a period of time.It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walkingon glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn’t sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because he’s just a great physician. I wouldn’t think twice, I’d recommendhim to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can’t say enough about Bullard. He’sjust a great physician and I don’t know if there’s anything he couldn’t do hecould probably move mountains if he wanted to!Glen, probably one of the biggest questions
people are asking you is what’d we do, what’shappened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tinglingand the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here,which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose aroundit. What we did is we went in and loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to beginto function and work like it’s supposed to.Now, the sensation is coming back, it’s something that’s going to take time butI can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. There’s no other physician
that I would recommend.Glen, in the next couple weeks, what we’re going to do is make sure that the swellingis improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, becauseI know it’s kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear andthings like that are where they’re supposed to be, fitting you well, protecting your feetand stuff. Ok? Very good. Thank you, I appreciate it, havea good weekend! You do the same. Alright, see ya.