Burning Feet

Introduction to Burning Feet

Burning feet is a common foot complaint among many groups, most commonly in the older group over 50 years of age. There are many different causes of this condition. Diabetics are often affected with burning feet due to impaired neuropathy (nerves). There may be redness and swelling present, however, often there is no physical sign of this condition.



Understanding this condition

Long standing inflammation causes the deposition of calcium at the point where the plantar fascia inserts into the heel. This results in the appearance of a sharp thorn like heel spur on x-ray. The heel spur is asymptomatic (not painful), the pain arises from the inflammation of the plantar fascia.
Symptoms include a dull ache which is felt most of the time with episodes of a sharp pain in the centre of the heel or on the inside margin of the heel.

Often the pain is worse on first rising in the morning and after rest and is aggravated by prolonged weight bearing & thin soled shoes.

Heel Pain Burning Feet

Causes of Burning Feet

  • Dampness, together with friction, leads to the sensation of burning, so its important to buy shoes that let perspiration evaporate.
  • Inappropriate socks. Wear socks made of cotton rather than synthetic fabrics.
  • Athletes foot can sometimes spread to cause a burning sensation on the sole of the foot.
  • Allergic reaction to shoe material or socks.
  • Alcohol is also a contributing factor. Long term use can affect the nervous activity of the feet.
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Neuroma. A trapped nerve can lead to a hot burning sensation.
  • Gout can cause a burning sensation on the side of the foot.
Burning Feet Treatment

Treatments for Burning Feet

  • The combination of rosemary oil, mountain pine oil and lavender oil. Rosemary oil stimulates, gives an increased feeling of well being, activates and improves blood circulation. Mountain pine oil has a refreshing, disinfecting and deodorizing effect & lavender oil has a relaxing and soothing effect and promotes cooling of the feet. To view the Gehwol Mint which contains these ingredients click here
  • Buy shoes and socks that have adequate ventilation.
  • If you are suffering from athletes foot then treat this condition.
  • Reduce alcohol and smoking consumption.
  • Herbal products that increase the circulation may help.
  • Creams such as LCN ICE contains cooling menthol to cool feet, view here. Also the Akileine Cream which has epaline and sweet clover, which are ideal for swollen and irritated feet, view here

 

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