A person may feel numbness in their legs and feet due to sitting in a position that puts too much pressure on the nerves or reduces blood flow. However, long-lasting or unexplained numbness may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
Numbness is a symptom often associated with the following conditions:
Achilles Tendon Injuries – Tendinopathy and Tendonitis
Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury caused by long-term repetitive energy storage and release with excessive compression. Achilles tendonitis, on the other hand, is an inflammation of the tendon as a result of the tears that are not properly healed.
Ankle Pain: Injuries
Injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons and several types of arthritis can cause ankle pain.
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
A bunion is a visible bump at the side of the big toe or at the base of the little toe.
Calf pain varies from person to person, but it typically feels like a dull, aching, or sharp pain, sometimes with tightness, in the back of the lower leg.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. When it affects the arms, hands, legs, and feet, it is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Lisfranc (midfoot) injuries result if the bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments that support the midfoot are torn.
Morton’s neuroma is a painful thickening of nerve tissue that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes.
Stress Fracture in the Foot
A stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising within a bone and is mostly caused by overuse and repetitive activities.