Potentially disabling nerve problems
Lately, you've noticed an odd sensation in your toes — they feel prickly. Now and then they even feel as if they're burning a bit. At first you wondered if your shoes might be the problem, but the burning sensation seems worse at night, and that's hours after you've removed your shoes.
If you have sensations such as these in your hands or feet, they may be the result of peripheral neuropathy, which is caused by nerve damage. That damage may be related to any number of causes, ranging from a traumatic injury to an underlying health condition, such as diabetes.