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By Foot First Podiatry
June 02, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Burning Feet   Diabetes   nerve damage  

Do your feet feel like you are walking across the stove? There are several reasons that can cause your feet to burn. Zahid Ladha specialize in burning feet and can offer some information that will help you diagnose and treat your ailments.

Why?

  • Nerve damage can make your feet feel like they are burning since the nerves are going haywire.
  • Fatigue and over exertion can cause temporary burning in your feet.
  • Exposure to certain toxins in drugs and supplements can damage peripheral nerves and blood vessels causing swelling in feet.
  • Vitamin deficiencies in B12 play an important role with the nervous system, therefore lack of this vitamin can contribute to burning.
  • Hypertension is related to blood circulation which can be a contributor as it effects the pulse rate in your feet.
  • Infectious diseases such as HIV and Lyme can create some issues with your feet and burning is among them.

The common thread here is nerve damage or the effects that develop from nerve damage. Either way it is all related to the sensation of burning and tingling whether it be temporary or permanent.  Diabetes is the most dangerous since it can lead to many more conditions.  If you suffer from diabetes and your feet are burning, then you should contact a doctor right away.

Fire snuffers:

  • Exercise has long term effects on curing burning feet. Blood circulation is compromised when burning occurs therefore, getting those limbs moving is essential.
  • Cold foot bath is recommended to cool the feet and temporarily relieve pain.
  • Strong shoe insoles will protect the feet from friction and creates a cushion to minimize pain.
  • Hawthorne and/or thyme are herbs that help increase blood flow and dilate the blood vessels to help circulation.
  • Vitamin B3 also known as niacin strengthens the nerves and prevents them from breaking down.
  • Barefoot walkers are better than firewalkers! If your feet start to burn remove your shoes and enjoy the soft grass or sand for a few minutes.

While most of these are temporary relief solutions to burning feet, you can get more permanent treatment. If you are looking to cool down your burning feet or in need of assistance with overall foot and ankle care call our office and schedule an appointment. We can be reached at our New Albany office at 812-945-9221. Foot First Podiatry can help put out the fire!