Foot numbness when not walking

I have numbness sensation in both feet, but only when I am lying down, or at least not walking. It is particuIarly problematic when I am in bed. But when I stand up and walk around I am fine. I have very high insteps and it seems that when I am not putting the pressure on my feet that occurs when walking there may be some contraction. Is this unusual and is there anything I can do? I am 66.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    If you have a sensation that is present when lying but diminishes when you stand/walk then that suggests to me more of a circulation issue. If you have not seen a vascular doctor yet I would suggest starting with that route versus podiatry as we would need to refer you to vascular anyways.

    Signs that also suggest that it may be a vascular issue are that you get cramping in your calf when walking or toe turns white/blue when in cold or lying down. Risk factors include some medical conditions such as Raynaud’s or cigarette smoking.

    I hope this helps!

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