What is a Burning Foot?
Burning feet can be caused by a number of conditions ranging from minor to serious. Burning feet can be a source of continuous pain. It is more common in individuals over the age of 50, and in those who have diabetes. A burning foot may be mild and easily treatable, however it may also be indicative of a more serious general medical problem.
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Other types of neuropathy including chronic alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies and heavy metal poisoning
- Blood disorders
- Erythromelalgia (rare circulatory disorder)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Sensitivity to chemical substances in socks and shoes
- Athlete’s Foot
- Sweaty feet
- Mechanical overload
If you are suffering from burning foot pain it is very important to have it checked by a podiatric physician to make sure it is not caused by a more serious or rare condition.