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By Foot First Podiatry Center
October 24, 2018
Category: foot pain

Having the feeling that your feet are on fire can cover a range of discomfort from a minor pain to a raging forest fire that keeps you up all night. Many different problems can cause the sensation of burning, numbing, and tingling in your feet.

Peripheral artery disease, which reduces blood flow to the feet, can create the sensation that your feet are on fire. Skin infections can also be a major cause and general fatigue after being on your feet all day can make your feet feel hot and bothered.

Diagnosing the actual cause of burning feet can be quite complicated. Since this condition is often an indication of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), it can be very difficult to pinpoint the cause without the expert help of your podiatrist.

Here are some additional causes of a burning sensation in your feet:

  • Chemotherapy complications
  • Nerve compression
  • Athlete’s foot/fungal infection
  • Charcot foot disease
  • Kidney problems
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes complications
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • HIV complications
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Lyme disease

If the onset of the sensation happened rapidly and persists for several days it could be the sign of a severe problem. In the most severe cases, it is possible to lose all sensation in your feet and toes. It’s even possible that the sense of burning will move to other areas of your body.

If you are experiencing complications with burning feet, see your podiatrist for the proper care. Schedule an appointment with the Foot First Podiatry Center in New Albany, IN. Our podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha delivers high-quality care and treatment for you and your feet. Contact us at (812) 945-9221 and schedule an appointment today!

Burning feet, medically known as neuropathy or paresthesia, is characterized by painful tingling sensations in the feet.

The condition—which is more common in the summer—mainly occurs due to damaged and weakened nerves in the legs, which are more prevalent as one ages.

The prickling sensation associated with burning feet can be treated at home with mixtures containing water and either ginger juice, hawthorne, or thyme. Any of these remedies will relieve pain and help promote blood circulation.

Aside from neuropathy and paresthesia, several nerve complications can ail the feet. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will can provide you with a specific diagnosis and work with you to alleviate your symptoms.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.

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Nicholas BishopNicholas Bishop, a 20-year-old young man from Youngstown, inherited a nerve disease called Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (CMT) from his father, who inherited it from his father, Nicholas’ grandfather. CMT causes the muscles and nerve endings in the hands, feet, and legs to deteriorate slowly over time.

Lee, Nicholas’ father, has been high-stepping for most of his life to make up for disappearing tendons in his calves, and his foot drags behind him when he walks without wearing braces. Nicholas wants to pursue stem cell therapy to try to reduce the effects of the disease before it does too much damage to his body.

Though CMT is a fairly rare disease, there are many other nerve disorders that can affect the feet which are a lot more common. If you are dealing with a nerve-related complication in your lower extremities, consider talking to podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can identify what it is that’s causing your feet to lose feeling and provide you with the podiatric care that you need.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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