). But in your case, since both feet and legs are swollen, it means you are retaining fluid for some reason. The four most common causes of fluid retention
deal with the heart
, lungs, liver and kidneys.
When the tissues are swollen, it can cause hydrostatic pressure on the smaller nerves which can produce pain. "pins and needles" is a feeling typical of pain associated with nerves.
Given your age and weight, i would also wonder about diabetes, since nerve pain
and such in the feet are major symptoms of diabetes. Other symptoms of diabetes include frequent thirst, frequent urination
and blurred vision
If your fluid retention is related to the heart of lungs, an ominous sign that would require an immediate er visit
is shortness of breath or chest pain
. In the absence of shortness of breath or chest pain, i think a call to your general md for an appointment asap would suffice. Blood tests would be able to disclose diabetes, or problems with the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.