Frozen in Fear? Don’t Ignore Plantar Fasciitis and Numb Feet

Numb feetIf you have children (or know any children), it’s likely you’ve seen Disney’s winter movie release, “Frozen.” Now on DVD and blu-ray, this video has you watching and singing your way through this chilly tale from the warmth of your own home, without fear of frostbite or numb feet. In fact, with Austin’s mild winter months, loss of feeling in your lower extremities probably isn’t due to cold temperatures. So, what’s putting the freeze on your feet?

Loss of feeling is a symptom that should never be ignored, yet many people chalk up numbness in their feet as no big deal. If you have a combination of plantar fasciitis and numb feet, you might think that one is the cause of the other. That’s typically not the case. While swelling of the plantar fascia can lead to pressure on surrounding nerves and sensation loss, it is not extremely common. Finding the cause of your discomfort is very important, especially since it can be a sign of a nerve or vascular concern.

We understand that life is busy, but investing in the health of your foundation is critical to your long-term quality of life. Don’t let fear keep you frozen. Underlying health conditions can manifest in the feet, so heed any signals that something is wrong. For example, conditions such as Morton’s neuroma, compression of the tibial nerve, and peripheral neuropathy can result in numb feet.

Expert diagnosis begins at Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic where you’ll learn what is causing your symptoms and the best treatment options available. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS will help you get back on your feet and on with your life. Call our office today. Dial (512) 328-8900, or make an appointment online.

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Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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