Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Tingling of the Feet (bilateral) Overview

What is tingling of the feet (bilateral)?
A person with tingling of the feet (bilateral) has an abnormal feeling or sensation on the surface of the skin in both feet. A variety of neurological diseases, spinal cord disease, herniated disk, and peripheral neuropathy, may cause foot tingling. Additional causes of foot tingling include a back injury, diabetic neuropathy, and alcoholic neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of tingling of the feet (bilateral)?
Symptoms that may occur with tingling of the feet include skin rash, dry skin, cool or mottled skin, increased sensitivity to touch, foot pain, foot drop, foot swelling (bilateral), leg numbness (bilateral), and leg weakness (bilateral).

How does the doctor treat tingling of the feet (bilateral)?
The treatment for tingling of the feet depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for tingling may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or vitamin supplements. Medications that may be used to treat painful symptoms of tingling include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsant medications.

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