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.


  1. ePodiatry.com