Strange as it sounds, stress can create sensations of numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet. The reason is that hyperventilation, anxiety and adrenaline all cause blood to flow away from your feet, which can result in a “my foot fell asleep” pins and needles feeling.
Foot Fix: One of the quickest ways to shake off a numb or tingly feeling in the feet is by moving and rubbing the affected foot. You can also try soaking your feet in Epsom salt footbaths, which help relax the muscles and boost circulation.
Overall Fix: Anyone who experiences frequent numbness or tingling in his or her feet should not assume stress is the cause, as foot numbness and tingling is also a sign of diabetes. If your feet or hands are often numb or tingly, you should visit a doctor to rule out causes that could be much more serious than stress.