2. Numbness and Tingling
When the sensory nerves have been damaged because of neuropathy, tingling or a feeling of numbness are quite common. Numbness will often occur in the feet first and then work its way up through the rest of the body. For example, a person may experience numbness in their feet first and then this numbness will spread into the legs. Numbness may also start in the hands and then move into the arms.
Many people do not think too much about numbness as it will often go away. However, it can be a sign of a serious problem for several reasons. You are more likely to become injured because you cannot feel a part of your body. For example, if your foot becomes numb and you step on something sharp, you may lose quite a bit of blood before you even notice. Diabetics often risk losing afoot because of this type of injury that they simply do not feel.