Numbness in feet can be occasional, momentary and short-lived in many cases eg, that arise simply from wearing shoes that are too tight, sitting on the feet or sitting cross legs for too long. While persistent and progressive numbness can arise from a number of medical conditions, it is usually the result of damage, irritation or compression of a nerve that supplies the feet. It can also result from conditions that affect the blood vessels supplying blood to the foot. Homeopathic medicines for numbness in feet help treat the condition from the root for long-term relief.
While the main cause of numbness in feet and toes is diabetic neuropathy, other reasons include herniated disc, sciatica, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury/foot injury, peripheral arterial disease, alcoholism, Guillain-barre syndrome, vasculitis, Morton’s neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and frostbite.
Symptoms of Numbness in Feet
There is little to no sensation in the feet in case of numbness. Some other symptoms that may accompany numbness are tingling, burning, crawling, prickling or pins-needles sensation in the feet and toes. In some cases, there may be a feeling of weakness in the feet. This also makes it difficult to walk because the person may be unable to properly position the foot on the ground.
Homeopathic Medicines for Numbness in Feet
Homeopathy medicines are highly effective to treat numbness in feet. These medicines treat the root cause of numbness in feet and yield great results. The topmost remedies indicated to treat numbness of feet include Agaricus, Kali Phos, Arsenic Album, Phosphorus and Hypericum.
1. Agaricus – Top Grade Medicine for Numbness and Tingling in Feet
Agaricus is a top listed medicine for treating numbness in feet. Along with numbness, formication (crawling ants sensation) and tingling sensation in the feet is present. Weakness and heaviness in the feet are also complained of. A crawling or prickling sensation in the toes also appears. Agaricus is also prominent medicine for numbness of the feet and toes linked with frostbite. Numbness of legs upon crossing them is also indicative of Agaricus use.
2. Kali Phos – For Numbness and Prickling in the Feet
Kali Phos is a Schussler’s biochemic remedy for treating nervous complaints. It is a well-indicated medicine for treating numbness in feet attended with prickling. Along with this, burning in toes and soles is present. A general prostration and debility are marked with the above symptoms.
3. Arsenic Album – For Numb, Weak, Weary Feet
Arsenic Album is the next beneficial medicine for numbness of feet. Along with numbness, weakness and weariness in feet are marked. In a few cases needing Arsenic Album, numbness of feet is accompanied with occasional pain in feet. Swelling of feet may also be noted in some cases.
4. Phosphorus – For Numbness of the Feet and Toes
Phosphorus is a valuable medicine to treat numbness of feet and toes. The toes feel as if they have fallen ‘asleep.’ The feet feel heavy as lead, and there may be clumsy movements of the feet, causing the person to make missteps when walking. Formication in feet along with a pins-and-needles sensation may also arise. Numbness with pins – and – needles sensation in the lower limbs is also characteristic to use Phosphorus.
5. Hypericum – For Numbness of Feet from Nerve Injury
Hypericum is a natural remedy prepared from the plant Hypericum Perforatum commonly known by the name of St. John’s Wort. This plant belongs to the natural order Hypericaceae. It is used to treat numbness of feet from a nerve injury. A crawling sensation in the feet is also marked. Tingling in the feet may also be present. Another accompanying feature is a burning sensation in feet. Sometimes, a sensation in the feet as if they are being pricked with needles may also appear.
6. Apis Mellifica – For Numb and Cold Feet
Apis Mellifica is helpful for numb and cold feet. The feet may feel stiff. There may be swelling of the feet, and the tip of the toes may get numb, indicating the need for this remedy.
7. Carbo Veg – For numb and sweaty feet
Carbo Veg is a valuable medicine to treat numb and sweaty feet. The sweat has a foul odor, and the feet become red and swollen. The feet feel insensible to touch and may also feel very cold during the evening. There may be numbness of thighs, particularly upon walking.
8. Alumina – For Numbness particularly around Heels
Alumina is a significant medicine for treating cases of numb feet, especially the heels. Heels feel numb on stepping. A burning sensation under the toes may appear. Heaviness in lower limbs may also be present, leading to staggering while walking. Numbness and insensibility of the legs at night along with stiffness is also a key symptom to use Alumina.
9. Sepia – For Numbness in Feet mainly the Soles
Sepia is a wonderful medicine to treat numbness in the feet, particularly the soles. A tingling sensation in the soles is prominent, and there may be swelling of the feet while sitting or standing. This sensation gets better while walking. Burning or heat in the feet appears during the night. In some cases, numbness in lower limbs with a sensation as if they have gone to sleep when walking may be present. Excessive weakness in the lower limbs is present along with the above symptoms.
10. Calcarea Carb – For Numbness of Feet in the Evening or Night
Calcarea Carb is an excellent medicine to treat numbness of feet arising majorly in the evening or during the night in bed. Coldness and dampness of the feet are present. Sweat on the feet having a sour smell is also marked.