Burning, tingling, stabbing or shooting sensations are characteristic of nerve pain, explains About.com. Nerve pain due to peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves, sometimes causes a feeling of tightness or numbness and excessive sweating of the extremity, reports Healthline.
If a doctor suspects that a person is experiencing nerve pain in one or both feet, he usually orders blood tests to check blood sugar and vitamin levels, explains Healthline. Other tests include a nerve conduction study and electromyography, both of which measure how well the nerves conduct electricity. Sometimes, an MRI or a CT scan is indicated. Treatment of nerve pain is often difficult, and the pain may never completely goes away, states WebMD.