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My feet tingle while I sleep, and it wakes me up at night. Its not an all over sensation it only happens in areas on my foot?

My feet tingle while I sleep, and it wakes me up at night. Its not an all over sensation it only happens in areas on my foot?

Change posture: Several possibilities. You may be pressing on nerve tissue during your sleep positions. Try to change your sleep posture to see if it modifies the tingling. Also try pillow under legs and be sure the sheet and blankets are not to tight and cramping your feet. Also try socks at night to keep feet warm. Do medical tests to rule out illness or problems. See your doctor for a work up

Dr. Gary Pess
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My feet tingle and itch can you tell me why?

My feet tingle and itch can you tell me why?

Med eval: Do you have diabetes mellitus? Any type of neuropathy been diagnosed in past? Any sign of infection? Unless this is a short-lived symptom - this merits medical evaluation.

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Sometimes through out the day my feet tingle it usually happens when I'm walking what can it be?

Sometimes through out the day my feet tingle it usually happens when I'm walking what can it be?

Tingling=Nerve: The first thing to take note of is that you have this in both feet. This does suggest that it could be coming from nerve impingement in the back. Otherwise there is still the possibility of nerve entrapment in both feet, such as tarsal tunnel another thing to consider is the shoe gear that you wear throughout the day. Anything that causes pressure on a nerve will cause irritation to that nerve.

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My feet tingle in the evenings when I lay down and when I sleep. What could thus be? Thank you.

My feet tingle in the evenings when I lay down and when I sleep. What could thus be? Thank you.

Nerve issues: Depending on the type of job you have, or the type of shoes you were, you are placing pressure on your nerves in your foot. Change shoe gear to see if you notice any improvement. See a podiatrist.

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Could use your help docs! My feet tingle when I take a hot bath. Normal?

Could use your help docs! My feet tingle when I take a hot bath. Normal?

Perhaps a nerve: Gets compressed when you sit in that position? Try sitting in the tub without the water on then you would know if it was positional. If its transient secondary to the hot water, that's simply the water is a litle too hot and I would not worry about it other than being careful not to burn yourself.

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What is the sign when the bottom of my feet tingle. Like needles poking at the bottom of my heels and sometimes in my toes but its not painful.?

What is the sign when the bottom of my feet tingle. Like needles poking at the bottom of my heels and sometimes in my toes but its not painful.?

Neuropathy: If you are diabetic, the tingling in both your feet is the beginning of diabetic neuropathy. That is a progressive deterioration if the small nerves in your feet. You can also get neuropathy from alcoholism, chemical poisoning, trauma, and other drug use. You should get it checked out by a doctor. It can be stopped and reversed if caught in time.

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After walking in very hot weather in socks/sandals my feet tingle and get this vibration feeling. . I have p.O.T syndrome; is this from blood pooling?

After walking in very hot weather in socks/sandals my feet tingle and get this vibration feeling. . I have p.O.T syndrome; is this from blood pooling?

Possibly: That is a difficult question but it is possible. Pots is a complicated syndrome. How wass this diagnosed in you and are you on any medications for it?

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Feet tingle. Not alll the time. Radiates up left leg to knee. Rub the bottom on my feet I feel a prickly sensation on ball of foot and arch.

Feet tingle. Not alll the time. Radiates up left leg to knee. Rub the bottom on my feet I feel a prickly sensation on ball of foot and arch.

NERVE DAMAGE: It could be a sign of NEUROPATHY (nerve damage). Recommend detail neurological evaluation. It could be simple pressure related nerve damage of the sole vs diffuse peripheral Neuropathy due to various causes. Most common causes for Neuropathy are Diabetes and Alcohol abuse.

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My feet have been tingling all night should I go to emergency room?

My feet have been tingling all night should I go to emergency room?

Depends: If that is the only symptom, the emergency room may not have much to offer except expense. I would see your pcp soon, though, especially if the tingling persists.

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For the past few week when I lay on my back at night my feet will start tingling and they will fall asleep, how can I fix this?

For the past few week when I lay on my back at night my feet will start tingling and they will fall asleep, how can I fix this?

Tingling feet: If only your feet tingle, then not likely a problem with your spine. I would suspect tight shoes causing some compression of the nerves into the foot. Try less restrictive footwear. Make sure no pressure around the ankle with socks, etc. If persists, then may need a doctor to evaluate.

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I have this tingling in my vagina and my feet at the same time. Only at night when I'm in bed. I don't know what it could be. Please help! Thank you!

I have this tingling in my vagina and my feet at the same time. Only at night when I'm in bed. I don't know what it could be. Please help! Thank you!

Sacral symptoms: You can have sensations in your vagina and your feet if you have compression of the sacral nerves which enervate the soles of your feet and the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and bladder. This may occur only when you are lying down and compressing the sacral nerves. I would seek medical attention to determine whether this can be the cause.

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At night when I'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an I can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

At night when I'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an I can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

Couple possibilities: You may be encountering the beginning of restless leg syndrome, and less likely, would be presentation of a peripheral nerve disorder. See your doctor and get this evaluated, as either problem can be easily controlled.

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I've been waking up at night, irritated because the heels of my feet are tingling (like ants). Also, some stretching (lower back) makes me feel dizzy.

I've been waking up at night, irritated because the heels of my feet are tingling (like ants). Also, some stretching (lower back) makes me feel dizzy.

Feet Tingling: Symptoms like this frequently come from the back, so I would start with a neurologist or physiatrist to check that area. The treatment can be simply rotating your mattress, reducing the hours sitting during the day, to more complicated. Here is a video that talks about it. Dr Rich Blake https://youtu. Be/E0E60NpOSHg

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I have tingling in my feet?

I have tingling in my feet?

Very nonspecific: Tingling in the feet could mean a variety of things, but it could be a condition called neuropathy, involving damage to the sensory nerves in the feet. If it's only happening for a few moments at a time, it's likely nothing harmful. If you are a diabetic, I would get checked by your doctor. If your feet become swollen, painful or progressively discolored, I would get medical help immediately.

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