Do you remember the old television show, “Name That Tune?” The host would play a few notes of a song, and the contestants were asked to give the title. The notes were distinctive enough for the person to guess correctly. It sounds strange, but your feet may be playing a song for you. Different sensations in the feet are linked to particular conditions, and can be instrumental in identifying the source of your pain and discomfort.
If your feet are like a “Ring of Fire,” you may be suffering from Athlete’s Foot, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, or diabetic neuropathy. Tired feet can also burn, so it’s important to talk to your podiatrist to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Treatment for a fungal foot infection like Athlete’s Foot is very different from the nerve related symptoms of tarsal tunnel and diabetes. Knowing your health history, and your other symptoms will be vital in determining the best course of action.
The Rolling Stones made great records, but feeling like you’re stepping on a stone when you walk is anything but great. Morton’s neuroma occurs when a nerves tissue thickens within the foot and becomes quite painful. A change in footwear and orthotics are two changes that are recommended for people with this condition.
If “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling,” in your feet, then it’s time to call your doctor right away. Peripheral neuropathy is signaled when your feet slowly become numb. You may notice tingling as well, and it often goes upward from the toes, through your legs, and to your arms.
Have your feet been singing you a song? It’s time to listen! Call the office of Dr. Sanjay Patel at one of our convenient locations. You can make an appointment at the Hamden, CT office at (203)288-4055, or at the Milford, CT office at (203)876-7736. You may also schedule online.