Pins & needles…

Looking for a connection and a solution…

Two years ago (after jumping/falling off a trailer) the ball of my foot felt bruised after landing. Once in a while after that, I felt pins and needles; the “pins and needle” sensation spread to my middle toes and eventually all the toes on that foot. The sensation would come and go but was not consistent. About six months later I found my feet covered by fire ants (long story) that left numerous stings and marks on both feet. After that incident I had pins and needle sensations in both (balls of feet and toes) feet after the swelling went down.

Today the (P&N) sensation is constant on the bottom of toes, a little on the balls of my feet, and a tighting sensation on the tops of my feet as if they were swollen (they are not). Thinking about possible diabetes; blood tests show I am in the high normal range (potential for pre-diabetes). I am also taking Lisinopril which I have read can cause neuropathy. My blood tests and medication have remained constant. The only changes were the injury to the ball of my foot and the ants. I have full feeling and function in my feet, just an annoying sensation of “pins & needles” on the bottom and tightness on top that appears to be more noticeable lately.

I don’t have insurance so I can’t afford going from dr to dr looking for a solution.

Thanks

Looking for a connection and a solution…

Two years ago (after jumping/falling off a trailer) the ball of my foot felt bruised after landing. Once in a while after that, I felt pins and needles; the “pins and needle” sensation spread to my middle toes and eventually all the toes on that foot. The sensation would come and go but was not consistent. About six months later I found my feet covered by fire ants (long story) that left numerous stings and marks on both feet. After that incident I had pins and needle sensations in both (balls of feet and toes) feet after the swelling went down.

Today the (P&N) sensation is constant on the bottom of toes, a little on the balls of my feet, and a tighting sensation on the tops of my feet as if they were swollen (they are not). Thinking about possible diabetes; blood tests show I am in the high normal range (potential for pre-diabetes). I am also taking Lisinopril which I have read can cause neuropathy. My blood tests and medication have remained constant. The only changes were the injury to the ball of my foot and the ants. I have full feeling and function in my feet, just an annoying sensation of “pins & needles” on the bottom and tightness on top that appears to be more noticeable lately.

I don’t have insurance so I can’t afford going from dr to dr looking for a solution.

Thanks

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    If you do in fact have early signs of neuropathy (diabetic or even idiopathic) and are not able to follow up with physicians due to lack of insurance then I would recommend doing what you can to address nerve pain on a holistic approach.

    Tight blood sugar control is key to nerve health so that means watching your diet and exercise. In addition you can take different supplements that are known to be nerve-protective such as L-methyl folate, acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid.

    If your pins and needles persist I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate your foot.

    I hope this helps.

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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