At the end of a long day, especially one with a lot of standing and walking, it is not uncommon for the feet to feel tired, ache, and burn. This condition of burning feet can become more common after the age of 50. However, if burning feet turns into a chronic and recurring experience, it can indicate a serious underlying health issue, such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, or nerve damage, also called neuropathy. The causes of burning feet are numerous and varied, ranging from simple fatigue to more serious conditions such as a nerve damage or circulatory issues. Infections and inflammation of the feet can also cause a burning sensation. The most common of these is athlete’s foot, an infection of the skin caused by fungus. Burning feet can also result from obesity or alcohol abuse. It is important to contact your podiatrist if burning feet persists or becomes a regular occurrence.
At Cornerstone Foot & Ankle we focus on treating your pain, preventing further nerve damage and reducing abnormal sensations caused by neuropathy. To help with burning feet it is important to follow these easy steps to prevent this issue that can become much more serious if not taken seriously. Wear properly-fitting, supportive footwear in a breathable material, along with cotton socks; cushioned inserts can also provide more comfort while standing. Custom orthotics can correct foot imbalances that may lead to the sensation of burning feet. Rest the feet from time to time when standing for long stretches. If you experience redness, swelling, increased sweating, dull aches or increased sensation of temperature, it could be a sign of a more serious condition and medical attention should be sought out immediately. Call Cornerstone Foot & Ankle or request your appointment online TODAY!