The case of the vanishing pin prick

For at least 10 years, I’ve suffered from the sensation of a sharp pain, like a pin prick, on my right foot. Originally, it was located on my outside ankle, but it began to shift around and ended up between my third and fourth toes. During the day, I didn’t notice it that much because my shoe pressured the skin and disguised the sensation. At night, it was hard to sleep because I found feel the pin prick (no shoes allowed in bed) and only by pressing my other foot into the spot could I achieve relief.

Well, this week, I suddenly noticed that I no longer felt the pin prick — yoga has cured me! I suspect it was a pinched nerve and I somehow relieved the pressure on the nerve.

Now I just have to work on the other weird nerve sensation on my feet — when I rotate my ankle, my toes go numb.

2 thoughts on “The case of the vanishing pin prick

  1. I am really not sure if what you’re feeling and what I was feeling are the same thing. This problem comes and goes with me, and is focalized in different spots on my foot, not affecting other parts of my body. I have not heard of using vitamin B12.

  2. I’ve been having the pin price like pain in various parts of my body. My ankles, hands, chest leg and stomach from time to time. I have also had a warming sensation on my left thigh. It appears when I take vitamin B12 on a regular basis I don’t have this pain. Is there a connection?

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