With the amount of stress and strain our feet take supporting our bodies each day over the thousands of steps we make, eventually, this can lead to some discomfort. We’re going to look at one discomfort you can experience with your feet today and that is burning feet. You may have suffered from burning feet before however there are quite a few different causes of this. And it might not just be because you’ve walked a lot more than usual on that particular day.
Some of the possible causes of burning feet include:-
- Alcohol abuse – if you’re an alcoholic or a binge drinker this can lead to issues with your neuropathy.
- Possible kidney disease.
- The side effects of a range of medications including drugs used for HIV, vitamins and chemotherapy drugs.
- Athletes’ feet.
- Peripheral artery disease.
- Poor blood circulation in your foot (this will usually cause a ‘tingling’ sensation also).
More likely than not if you’re suffering from burning feet it will be down to some form of nerve damage. And the key to treating this would require you to stop any ongoing nerve damage. This would typically involve you having to visit your local GP who would advise a course of medication.
However, if you suffer from athlete’s foot at the same time you’re going to want to treat this as it is the underlying cause. Anti-fungal medication can sometimes help with the reduction of fungus on your foot which is what causes athlete’s foot in the first place.
There are also certain steps you can take in regards to footcare to prevent a lot of the causes of burning feet. You’re also going to want to ensure that your feet are well washed every day, nails neatly kept, and that you’re wearing comfortable shoes that are the correct size. After all, your feet undergo a tremendous amount of strain each day, after all, they’re supporting the entirety of your weight which we don’t sometimes quite appreciate.
If you want to know more about the causes and treatment of burning feet and how going forward you can take care of your teeth, get in touch with me. I’m a licensed foot care practitioner with years of experience in helping people with their foot health and helping with the recovery from foot-related injuries and diseases.
Phone: 07415 408415
Address: 573 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HU.