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.

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