Burning feet is a condition in which feet feel painfully hot. Although it is common for people who are over 50 to complain about burning feet, people of all ages complain of this problem. Sometimes this burning can be so painful that the person has trouble sleeping and can be a source of continuous pain.
What causes burning feet?
Sometimes burning feet can come from tired feet from being standing all day. It can come from being overweight. It can also come from shoes that don’t fit properly. Dampness, together with friction, leads to the sensation of burning, so it’s important to buy shoes that let perspiration evaporate.
Socks made of synthetic fabrics can make your feet hot and sweaty and can produce a burning feeling. Burning feet can come from an allergic reaction to shoe material or socks.
Sometimes it is a fungal infection such as athlete’s foot. Allergic reactions from food, chemicals or medications can result in itching and burning sensation.
Skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis can also result in an itching and burning. Gout can cause a burning sensation on the side of the foot.
Often burning feet is a common symptom of what is called neuropathy. You can find a list of reasons that a person can get burning feet, such as alcohol use, diabetes, nerve compression. etc. etc. but all the reasons have this one actual cause, neuropathy.
Here is what a Podiatrist says about Burning Feet Causes
These are all neuropathy.
There are many, many ways a person can get neuropathy. But the bottom line is that somehow the nerve has become damaged. This damage can be mild or it can be severe or anywhere in between.
There are various other symptoms associated with neuropathy in the feet, including foot pain and leg pain, numbness, tingling as well as the burning. These symptoms are most often described as burning sensation in feet while lying down, burning pain hands and feet, burning hands and feet at night. There can be other symptoms and it depends on the nerve that is damaged as well as the extent of the damage.
But these are nerve damage symptoms.
Neuropathy is often felt in the feet first due to the length of the nerve which goes down the entire leg. There is a lot more area that can be damaged.
There are different methods that you can use to relieve this. You can find out about Neuropathy and how to address it at Neuropathy
For a list of the many Causes of Neuropathy
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