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Your Tingling Foot May Also be Known as:
Crawling sensation
Crawling sensation on the foot
Crawling sensation on the toe
Electric sensation
Electric sensation in the foot
Electric sensation in the toe
Feet tingling
Foot is tingling
Foot pins and needles
Foot tingling

Top 8 Tingling Foot Causes

  1. 1.Low Calcium Level

    Hypocalcemia is a condition where there is not enough calcium in the blood. Calcium is a mineral contained in the blood, which helps the heart and other muscles function properly, and is needed to maintain strong teeth and bones.

    You should seek advice and a blood test from your primary care physician. To treat hypocalcemia, take a calcium and vitamin D supplement daily, and increase consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. You should also avoid drinking too many soft drinks, which contain phosphates - a chemical that can interfere with the body's ability to absorb calcium. Avoiding salty foods is also helpful, as salt makes the body lose calcium.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability, general numbness, tingling foot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Hyperventiliation Syndrome

    In hyperventilation syndrome, one can experience shortness of breath and often a person breaths fast and heavily. There is usually no physical problem causing these symptoms, and symptoms are often caused by anxiety, stress or emotions. Next to shortness of breath, one can experience symptoms of chest pain, palpitations or tingling in hands, feet and face. These symptoms occur commonly as attacks.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can diagnose you by interview and physical exam during an attack of hyperventilation. Most people get better with treatment. Treatment of an acute attack often includes reassuring and breathing instructions and sometimes taking a tranquilizer. Treatment to avoid recurrent episodes may include behavioural therapy, physiotherapy with breathing exercises and medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, racing heart beat, chest pain
    Symptoms that always occur with hyperventiliation syndrome:
    rapid, deep breaths
    Symptoms that never occur with hyperventiliation syndrome:
    shortness of breath after a few stairs
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    You needs to go to the hospital by ambulance or as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, arm numbness, being severely ill, leg numbness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  4. 4.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Call 911 immediately. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, being severely ill, stiff neck, arm weakness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  5. 5.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    You needs to go to the hospital by ambulance or as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, new headache, stiff neck, dizziness, vision changes
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  6. 6.Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on an important nerve called the posterior tibial nerve. This compression produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate your care with a muscle and bone specialist (orthopedic surgeon). Tarsal tunnel syndrome is treated with pain medication, corticosteroid injections, stretching, icing, physical therapy, and also special orthotic inserts for shoes.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous foot pain, pain in one foot, heel pain, pain in the top of the foot, tingling foot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Multiple Sclerosis (Ms)

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath is involved in carrying nerve signals so this damage causes interruptions in nerve signaling.

    You should visit your primary care physician as soon as possible to further discuss your symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    severe fatigue, constipation, numbness, arm weakness, decreased sex drive
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a condition where pain, numbness, weakness, and motor loss occur in the limbs due to the effects of diabetes on the nerves.

    You should visit your primary care physician when convenient, a diagnosis can be made with testing. If diagnosed, your physician can create a treatment plan to manage the pain and motor restrictions that come with this condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, depressed mood, trouble sleeping, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tingling Foot

  • Q.Is your foot numbness getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your foot been numb?
  • Q.How long has your hand been numb?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Tingling Foot Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tingling foot have also experienced:

    • 10% Hand Tingling
    • 5% Tingling Lower Leg
    • 4% Tingling Forearm
  • People who have experienced tingling foot had symptoms persist for:

    • 65% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Over a Month
    • 8% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced tingling foot were most often matched with:

    • 6% Low Calcium Level
    • 1% Hyperventiliation Syndrome
    • 1% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

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