Pins and needles in foot

Pins and needles in feet. A feeling in the foot which may also be related to a numb feeling. This is due to nerves being affected in some way following injury.

This can be from cutaneous nerves where by swelling or inflammation is causing the issue or alternatively be from the lumbar spine where the nerve is compromised in some way. Injuries that cause pins and needles in the foot are listed below:
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the foot caused by pressure on the posterior tibial nerve as it passes along a passage called the tarsal tunnel just below the bony bit on the inside of the ankle causing a burning pain in the foot along with pins and needles and pain radiating in the arch of the foot.

  • Mortons Neuroma

    Mortons Neuroma

    Morton's neuroma or Morton' s syndrome is a condition resulting in pain between the third and forth toes cause by compression of a nerve.

  • Peroneal Nerve Contusion

    Peroneal Nerve Contusion

    The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve which runs down the outside of the lower leg, serving the peroneal muscles which help pull the foot upwards and inwards. Symptoms include numbness & tingling in the lower leg and is often caused by a blow to the outside of the knee.

  • Midfoot Pain

    Midfoot pain is concerned with the middle of the foot where the small tarsal bones are located. The most common cause of midfoot pain other than following a sprained ankle is a mid tarsal joint sprain. A stress fracture of the navicular bone is also common and should not be missed. Pain in the midfoot area for more than five days following injury then a Lisfranc joint sprain should be considered.

  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain often originates from the long metatarsal bones in the foot down and down towards the toes as welll as pain under the ball of the foot. The more common gradual onset injuries include metatarsal stress fracures, bunions and mortons neuroma. Sudden onset or acute injuries result from direct trauma or impact and inlcude fractures and ligament sprains.

  • Outside Knee Pain (Lateral)

    Lateral knee pain is that which occurs on the outside of the knee has come on gradually as opposed to an acute knee joint or ligament injury. If you are not sure what is causing your pain then why not check out our symptom checker? The most common causes of pain on the outside of the knee are Iliotibial band friction syndrome and Lateral cartilage injuries. Here we explain the most widely seen causes, less common causes of lateral knee pain as well as important injuries that should not be missed.