There are many causes of numbness and tingling in the feet. The most common causes we encounter are due to an inter-digital neuroma, diabetes, and nerve entrapment.. If you have diabetes and are experiencing these symptoms, it is recommended that you see your doctor or podiatrist.
Inter-digital neuroma Commonly known as Morton's Neuroma, it is the most common neuroma in the foot. It occurs in the forefoot area (the ball of the foot) at the base of the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma (between the metatarsal bones). A Neuroma is a thickening, or enlargement, of the nerve as a result of compression or irritation of the nerve. Compression and irritation creates swelling of the nerve, which can eventually leading to permanent nerve damage.
Symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the forefoot and sometimes in to the toes. This can be caused by prolonged stress to the area or a long day on your feet in tight fitting shoes.
There are a few treatment options for this condition which work well to resolve this condition, so if you think you have this then see your podiatrist.