Burning Feet -
What is it? What you can do about it?
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.
causes burning feet?
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 its
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
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.
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,
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
any where 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
But these are nerve damage symptoms.
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.
are different methods that you can use to relieve
this. You can find out about
Neuropathy and how to address it at Neuropathy
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