Is It Normal to Feel Pins and Needles in Your Feet?

Take a moment to imagine that you’re following your normal route for an evening walk. About one-third of the way through, you begin to notice a burning in your foot. It could be a burning feeling, similar to the sensation of pins and needles, or it could be more of a muscle burning. Does this seem normal to you? Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing information regarding this condition and whether it is normal or not.

The short answer is no – it’s never normal!

The long answer is that there are a variety of things that can cause this burning sensation, and there is only one sure way to address it – by visiting your podiatrist. There are numerous warning signs your body is alerting you to, yet it can still be hard at times to listen. 

Here are four ways to determine if the sensation in your feet isn’t normal:

  1. This burning sensation occurs at times when you’re not doing a strenuous task, such as simply walking around the block or strolling down the grocery store aisles.  
  2. The pain and discomfort stop you dead in your tracks when it occurs. Even if it seems to go away after just a few moments, it occurs more than once a week.
  3. You’ve observed that wearing a particular pair of shoes either diminishes this feeling and makes it occur less often or it irritates the sensation and you feel this discomfort more frequently.
  4. One of both feet experiences discomfort when your feet flat on the floor when sitting. This is at least partly alleviated by raising your feet up.

Keep in mind that while these four ways to tell if what you’re experiencing isn’t normal are helpful, they are definitely not the only ways that your feet are telling you that they need a podiatrist. 

Don’t let that burning, nagging discomfort develop into full-blown pain! Contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA today
(425) 455-0936 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Hubert Lee

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