One of the most common causes of the sensation of burning feet is from complications of diabetes that can cause nerve damage. This damage often first appears in the extremities. If you have numbness, burning, and tingling in your hands and feet, have it checked out by your foot doctor to determine the cause.
● Kidney and liver disease
● Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
● Thyroid conditions
● Side effects of medications
● Heavy metal contamination
● Circulation abnormalities
● Neuropathy and neuroma
● Peripheral artery disease
● Fungal infections of the feet and toenails
For some conditions, like foot neuromas and sesamoiditis, using custom orthotic inserts can shift stress and pressure away from the affected nerves so that healing can occur. Other nerve problems may require the proper amount of nutrients like magnesium and B vitamins for better functioning. Nerve conduction studies can help determine the health of your nerves.
If you are currently experiencing a sensation of burning feet, it’s important to see your foot doctor for the right diagnosis and to receive the correct care. The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors: Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies. These include PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.