What Are the Symptoms of Neuropathy in the Feet and Legs?

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in the feet and legs include numbness and tingling; sharp, jabbing or burning pains; and extreme sensitivity to touch. Lack of coordination, falling, muscle weakness and paralysis are other possible symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic.

Symptoms of neuropathy depend on the particular nerves affected, explains the Neuropathy Association. Damage to the motor nerves causes difficulty walking, running and climbing stairs, as well as a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Sensory nerve damage causes numbness, tingling and stabbing pains. Changes in sensory perception are also common, such as a patient becoming unable to feel his feet or experiencing the sensation of wearing socks when his feet are bare.