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Question: Plantar Digital Nerves injury


 andreindl - Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:15 pm

My wife and I moved into a new home two months ago and began to implement a no shoes policy. Our home is approx. 1,000 sq feet; I painted all the rooms barefooted the last two weeks and now recently began to feel tingling on both feet. When I wake up in the mornings and stand, I feel tingling on my toes on both feet (plantar side only) --not painful but uncomfortable. The nerves nearest to all the toes seem to be the most sensitive to standing. What is wrong?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:53 pm

User avatar Hello,
Because the barefeet are unsupported, the arch and forefoot spreads on weight bearing. Some people have no problem with walking or running barefoot due to their intrinsically well supported arch however others may suffer various types of foot and leg pain when on their barefeet too long.
This must be the case with you.
I would switch to walking in either supportive shoes or sandals. Birkenstock makes nice sandals and do well worn indoors.
Take care.

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