>Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that can damage nerves in the feet and prevent them from working properly. It’s most common in people with diabetes. Neuropathy can also be caused by poor nutrition, injury, and other diseases. When nerves are damaged, you may have changes in sensation, including numbness. Not being able to sense pain makes you more likely to injure your feet without knowing it. Over time, neuropathy can lead to permanent loss of nerve function, as well as bone and joint damage.
- Burning or pain
- Tingling, or a feeling of “pins and needles”
- Feeling like you’re wearing an invisible sock
- Eating foods high in vitamin B can help improve nerve problems caused by poor nutrition. In some cases, vitamin supplements may be needed.
- Gentle exercises, like walking or riding a stationary bicycle, are best. Daily exercise improves blood flow in your feet. In also increases foot strength and flexibility.