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What Causes Swelling, Throbbing Pain And Needle Piercing Sensation In Feet?

Im 58 years old , 5 5 , weight 287 (last year +75lbs.). Started about 7 yrs. ago and gotten worse during the last 2 jobs in the 2 past years. I get painful feeling in my toes, feet swell up to my knees feeling on fire, raw and blistering feeling on the bottom and between my toes, sensation like needles piercing through my toes, big toe throbs painfully, get like a electric shock on the side of my feet sometimes, the slightest pressure around my toes like wearing socks agitates them and becomes very painful, and too painfull to wear shoes.
Mon, 6 Apr 2015
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Hi, you need to screen yourself for diabetes, that could be the cause of peripheral neuropathy which can cause such symptoms, also get your B12 level done as its deficency can also cause such symptoms.
Take care, keep feet dry, wear socks always, prevent from cold, and keep clean.
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What Causes Swelling, Throbbing Pain And Needle Piercing Sensation In Feet?

Hi, you need to screen yourself for diabetes, that could be the cause of peripheral neuropathy which can cause such symptoms, also get your B12 level done as its deficency can also cause such symptoms. Take care, keep feet dry, wear socks always, prevent from cold, and keep clean.