What Causes the Sensation of Burning Feet?

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The unpleasant sensation that your feet are burning can range from minor discomfort to severe pain that wakes you up in the middle of the night. A wide variety of conditions can cause the feeling of burning feet while also causing numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation.

Having poor blood flow to the legs and feet due to artery or vein disease can create the sensation of burning feet. The sensation of burning feet could also be from a skin condition or just from plain old ordinary fatigue that causes your feet to become stressed and inflamed.

Since the actual causes of burning feet are so varied, it can be quite difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. Your foot doctor has extensive experience in tracing the source of a burning foot problem.

Some of the causes and contributing factors to the sensation of burning feet include the following:

●      Nerve constriction

●      Athlete’s foot

●      Capsulitis

●      Kidney issues

●      Tarsal tunnel syndrome

●      Vitamin and mineral depletion

●      Hypothyroidism

●      Diabetes

●      Neuropathy and neuromas

●      HIV infection

●      Toxic chemicals

●      Lyme disease

●      Chemotherapy

If burning feet are left untreated, you could lose all feeling in your feet and toes. Be sure to make an appointment with your foot doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.