What Causes Burning, Tingling, & Numb Feet and Ankles?

Have you ever wondered, “How do I know if I have a nerve compression, and what are some of the symptoms or the signs that I may feel?”

The symptoms of nerve compression, are very much like peripheral neuropathy. It can feel like a burning, tingling, or pins and needles sensation in your foot, ankle, or leg. Some patients describe it as a fullness in their foot and ankle, developing into pressure in that area as time goes on. Other patients feel that the area is completely numb, and others feel like they have ants crawling on their skin.

There are many different symptoms and descriptions for this condition, and the diagnosis is not always nerve compression – your symptoms could be signs of different types of neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and have not gotten relief with what you’ve been doing at this point, give the office of Harvey Danciger, DPM a call. He can evaluate your discomfort and alleviate your pain.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle