You inquire of the potential reasons for feelings of electrical shocks throughout the body, however mainly in your "feet and arms." The first potential explanation would be to attribute these feelings to a form of neuropathy.
Essentially, the nervous system uses electrical currents, to transmit messages within the body. For example, electrical currents travel across the heart stimulating it to beat and pump blood. This is why a strong electrical shock, which will interfere with such currents as these, result in death.
On another note, you describe feelings as electric shocks, or would you also describe these feelings as "tingling, burning, prickling, or sensations of bugs crawling over your skin, any deep aching, coldness or numbness, and the electric shock-like sensations, and especially sensitive skin? These are some of the signs/symptoms relayed about nerve damage. Have you shared these occurrences with your PCP?
Potentially, you are describing a condition referred to as distal symmetric poly-neuropathy or a condition that affects the lower part of the body, impacts both sides of the body and is the result of many nerves being involved. Only your PCP can diagnosis conclusively.
If so, I would encourage your focus on 'prevention to any additional damage' which would be:
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