Numbness in feet

does anyone have numbness feelings in your soles of feet?.. I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my toes. And now hammer toes and l am awaiting a hospital appointment for investigation .

sometimes I'm amazed I can walk when l can't feel my legs below the knee. Other times I feel like I'm walking on sharp pebbles.

I'm resting with my legs elevated at the moment and my feet feel numb , but my toes feel stiff as though being crushed.


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  • Hi gezw69

    Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted you a link below to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

    I am so genuinely sorry to read about the problems that you are having with your feet and I have pasted you an excerpt and a link to the *NHS Choices cache entitled: Peripheral neuropathy - Symptoms so I sincerely hope that you find this useful:

    *Symptoms of sensory neuropathy can include: prickling and tingling sensation in the affected body part (pins and needles) numbness and less of an ability to feel pain or changes in temperature, particularly in your feet. a burning or sharp pain, usually in the feet.

    It may be worth discussing this with your GP or Medical Specialist just to have other conditions ruled out of the equation? I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi I get this too, other times I liken it to walking on glass. I wake up some days and can't feel a few toes on my left foot- it does feel weird


  • Yes .I have enquired about ithe on this site and been assured it's part of Fibromyalgia . I have RA too.the walking on pebbles I sometimes get and I have described it like havingredients no muscles but walking on bones think your description best.I haven't had that for long time thank goodness . Hope your discomfort is only in short doses

  • Oh yes.....I call it lumpy feet!!! Weird sensation...

  • Hi gezw69 I don't get what you are experiencing but sometimes what I do get is - tightening around the ankles and feet after getting out of bed and I have a reclining chair so my legs are elevated - it's as if my bones are expanding and my skin can't cope with it - I think it could be a circulation thing with me. Take care 😘😘😘

  • Oops forgot to welcome you to the forum you will get loads of support on here. 😘

  • Hi there I have very bad arthritis in my neck shoulder and spine I get bad pain down front of my left leg and sometimes I get the numbness in my foot and I fall over yesterday I went to theatre and got 4 needles at bottom of my back on the left side they said it should numb me enough for the physio to take over. And it will ease my pain I will keep you updated if it works.

  • Yes I have the same symptoms including numbness tingling in my hands - it is all part of it - I have had fm/ CFS for over 40 years and in the last two years the pain/inflammation has been predominantly in my nerves and the trigger points ( mayofascial syndrome) I needed injection every 3 months now I am ridden with the trigger points all over my body - that the injections no longer help - I was given morphine patches and I am waiting for lidocaine infusions (IV)

    The doctors claim that fm and CFS are not progressive conditions but in my experience - with each year my symptoms are stronger and affect wider areas in my body including my heart, digestive system, vulvodinia, tmp, central nervous system, immune system with stronger inflammations no longer " flare ups" but proper inflammations that migrates from one part of my body to another - the worst one is the chronic costrochondrities causing difficulty to breath .... I will be 60 years old next month, living with fm/ CFS has been difficult to say the least yet one has to learn how to be grateful for each day that we are still here we are surviving an untreatable condition savouring each day as it comes ... The fact that we are alive, not living to the full, but in spite of it all , we do live ..... Over the years the Fm/CFS thought me humility and gratitude .... Stay positive regardless the circumstances my faith has given me love, patience and hope to carry on....

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