Foot nerve damage often occurs as a result of diabetes, but other things such as a pinched nerve or an injury to the foot nerves can also cause nerve damage. Nerve damage caused as result of diabetes complications is called diabetic neuropathy, and it can become quite debilitating.
The foot may become numb to any sensations. This numbness may cause the affected individual to experience falls.
The foot may tingle and have a pins-and-needles sensation.
Individuals with foot nerve damage may feel a burning sensation in the nerve-damaged foot.
The affected individual may experience foot pain, which may be a dull aching or intense pain.
Serious foot nerve damage may lead to the deterioration of the foot muscles.