Foot Pain: Circulation or Nerve Damage?

Oh my footI recently treated a patient with foot pain, who asked me, “Why do the bottoms of my feet ‘burn’ at night when I go to bed?”  That’s an excellent question, I told him!

This sensation could be related to your circulation, or it may represent what’s called peripheral neuropathy, a disorder of the nerves.  Neuropathy typically causes burning and tingling in the feet.  The nerve damage of this disorder can be quite painful, and is most often related to uncontrolled or long-standing diabetes, overuse of alcohol, certain medications, or nutritional deficiency.  Treatment initially focuses on removal of the underlying cause and may then range from prescription medications to physical therapy.  Seeking management from your podiatrist in early stages is very important, because this condition often progresses to feel becoming completely numb if left untreated.

We are here to help, so give us a call at any of our office locations to be seen by a podiatrist if you are experiencing burning sensation on the bottom of your feet!

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