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Numb Feet, Toes &
causes the numbness?
numbness is a condition where you feel a loss of
sensation in one or both feet, including the toes.
people complain about numbness in their feet and legs,
and have been given all sorts of reasons why. They
can be told it is lack of blood to the area, pressure
on the nerves, sitting or standing in the same
position for a long time or from repetitive motion.
Most often it is thought to be poor
on the cause, this loss of sensation can disappear
quickly. Numbness after sitting for a long time will
fade away once you move your legs and feet around and
the blood flow returns.
chronic numbness in the feet indicates some level of
damage to the nerves. A
continual numb foot indicates neuropathy.
can find a list of reasons that a person can get this
numbness, such as injury, side effect of shingles,
infection, inflammation, trauma, nerve entrapment,
diabetes, etc. but all these causes are due to nerve
damage and it is called neuropathy.
there are other symptoms that precede the numbness.
Foot numbness comes after symptoms of
pins-and-needles, prickling, pain or burning
symptoms are referred to as parenthesis.
is due to the nature of the problem.
When communication through the nerves is
starting to break down due to nerve damage, symptoms
of tingling, pins and needles, burning and pain are
the damage gets worse, there is no communication going
through the nerves and the area feels numb Ė no
can you do about numbness?
there is nerve damage, the body needs to repair the
this happens on its own when it isnít severe as the
body starts repairing the damage.
But numbness means that the nerves have had
some significant damage and the body will need some
help in fixing the problem.
can you do about this nerve damage?
you can learn what caused the damage so that the same
thing isnít continuing to happen.
That can mean to stop drinking alcohol, or get the
diabetes blood sugars under control or many other
things that need to be corrected.
For a list of Causes
more information about neuropathy.
We always recommend
building health and with nerves it is no
What does the body
need to build healthy nerves, find out more about Healthy
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