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Postby StaceyB » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:40 am

I know that many get tingling and numbness in their feet, but does anyone notice it more when wearing shoes? I was diagnosed in 2010 and have had a rather easy time of it, not many symptoms. I have some tingling and numbess in arms, finger and feet. Being summer I like to wear my adidas slides...it's like being barefoot. However, when I resort to tennis shoes or regular shoes my feet almost immediately feel constricted even though my shoes aren't too tight. They use to be comfortable, but now my toes and balls of my feet get kind of tingly and numb. It is nothing that creates a problem with walking or balance...it just makes my feet feel stiff and tired. It feels great to remove the shoes. I'm hoping it's just a phase and is over before the cold weather sets in again. Fortunately I don't work outside the home, so I'm not stuck wearing shoes all day. Just wondering if other people out there have the same issue, though I'm sure there are lots.
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Re: Feet

Postby MarkLavelle » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:54 pm

My feet are *always* feeling things that aren't there, and snug footgear is the worst.

Anyone interested in a pair of hardly-used hiking boots? :roll:

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Re: Feet

Postby Scott1 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:30 pm


The sore feet are probably related to tightening in the calf muscles and hamstrings. Pilates or Yoga have some good techniques for stretching them. The soles of the feet really feel it once they tighten up. You can overcome it but the soreness will be very tiring if you don't get on top of it now.

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Re: Feet

Postby NHE » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:39 pm

StaceyB wrote:I know that many get tingling and numbness in their feet, but does anyone notice it more when wearing shoes?

Hi Stacey,
I've had chronic neuropathic pain in my right foot for almost 13 years. I find that wearing shoes makes it worse. Thinking about the pain also often makes it worse. If I have to sit for some time, I'll do something to distract myself from thinking about it. Origami works for me, but if you're in a meeting or something like that, then other people might think that you're not paying attention and that you're just playing with paper. Taking off my shoe helps too which is a good option if you're sitting at a table. Sometimes, just untying and loosening up the shoe laces helps.

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