What Causes Burning Feet?

The feeling that your feet are burning can be a moderate discomfort, or it may progress to unrelenting pain that makes it hard to sleep. Many different diseases and conditions can cause the sensation of burning feet. The feeling is sometimes accompanied by numbness and tingling.

You may have a skin infection that is causing your feet to burn, or it could be just that your feet are very tired after a hard day’s work. Diagnosing the precise cause of burning feet can be tricky. Often, it is a sign of nerve damage which can radiate, making the source difficult to pinpoint.

Some common causes of burning feet include the following:

  • Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes
  • Athlete’s foot fungal infection
  • Kidney disease
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Alcohol nerve damage
  • HIV
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Lyme disease
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pinched nerves

If you have a burning sensation in your feet that doesn’t go away or if it becomes more debilitating and painful, it could be a sign of a serious condition that could become permanent. The pain could spread up your legs to your knees, hips, and back.

Once the cause of your burning feet is determined, your podiatrist can develop a comprehensive treatment regimen to decrease the chances of complications arising in the future. The foot specialists at ETL Podiatry in Briarwood and Melville, NY, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle problems. Our team of doctors is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Melville, NY (631)-549-8637 and Briarwood, NY (718)-657-8921.

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