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Burning feet
I need help here,please if anyone can help,I thank you ahead of time.
My feet are on fire,all the time,I do not stand on them all day or work on them. My feet do not sweat much.
If you feel them they are luke warm,the hot burning is coming from the inside,not on the outside,they arent swelling none,but feel puffy. My shoes are fitting fine,being flip flops,have wore them for many many months,being in Az it is hot outside,other than that I go barefooted.
I do take meds for high blood pressure,reg pressure for me is about 150/110,with new meds its now 130/85.
To get any comfort I have to wash them in ice water,then its back about 30 min later.
Its driving me crazy,any ideas on this,also they dont itch any at all.
Thank you.
Angel
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529862 tn?1216611270
I'm sorry about your burning feet. I have a friend who has an intolerable pain to burning feet herself. Hopefully someone here can tell you what it is to get the help you need. bon
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Hello,
Burning feet are a common complaint and can be caused by a number of conditions some are local and minor, and some are more serious. Burning feet are more common in those with diabetes as part of the neuropathy (nerve damage) that can develop. A burning foot may be mild and local and easily treatable or it may indicate a more serious general medical problem that needs further investigation.

The more common causes of burning feet are:

* many feet just ache and burn at the end of a long day, especially in those who are on their feet all day or are overweight (due to mechanical overload)

* hot and sweaty feet can cause a burning foot sensation (and may be related to the mechanical overload problem)

* the neuropathy that occurs in diabetes can cause a burning feet (common)

* other types of neuropathy (nerve damage) that can cause a burning foot include those that occur in chronic alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies (vitamin B)

* blood disorders (eg thrombocytopenia, pernicious anemia, erythromelalgia ) can cause burning feet


* Reflex dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome can follow trauma (including surgery) and cause a burning foot sensation

* nerve entrapments, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, which is the compression of a nerve at the inside of the ankle joint can cause a burning sensation (most likely cause in your case)

* a localized burning sensation may be due to other specific problems. If its in the front of the foot only, it could be metatarsalgia, Morton's neuroma or some other cause. Athletes foot or a fungal infection can also cause a burning sensation in the area of the infection.

Diagnosis for symptoms such as burning feet leave much to be desired from internet postings. I suggest you visit your local Podiatrist, rheumatologist or a neurologist for further testing and diagnosis.

Regards

Dr Foot
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Thank you very much,I dont think I have any of these things,but will update my doctor. This gets old.
Thank you very much bon!
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Are your flip flops rubber or something like it? I'm not sure why but many of my friends and I have noticed an increase in eczema symptoms and burning in our feet in general when we wear these types of shoes. Try leather flip flops and see if it goes away.
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