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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
May 22, 2019

Having a sensation of burning feet can be caused by many conditions. The most common cause is peripheral neuropathy from diabetic nerve damage that is caused by poorly controlled blood sugar levels. Symptoms include a sense of tingling and numbness and a burning sensation that can range from mild to severe. Excessive alcohol consumption can also damage the peripheral nerves and cause a burning feeling.

The uncomfortable sensation that your feet are burning can be caused by the following:

  • Systemic problems like kidney and liver disease
  • Vitamin, mineral and other nutrient deficiencies
  • Various thyroid conditions
  • Side effects of certain medicines
  • Toxic chemical and heavy metal contamination
  • Circulatory problems
  • Peripheral neuropathy, neuroma, and other nerve disorders
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Fungal nails and bacterial infections

Since diagnosing the cause of the feeling of burning feet may require specific tests, you need to see your foot doctor for the proper diagnosis. Tests may include nerve conduction studies, bodily fluid analysis, and electromyography.

Treatments for burning feet:

  • The right shoes with orthotic insertsCorrectly fitted footwear with custom made orthotic inserts can treat a variety of conditions that create a burning foot sensation including foot neuroma and sesamoiditis. Special shoes and braces for patients with diabetes will also help decrease the annoyance of burning feet.
  • Decrease or avoid consumption of alcohol
  • Vitamin and nutrient supplementation—Getting proper amounts of calcium and magnesium may require taking supplements. It’s also very important to get the right amount of B vitamins, all of which can help stop your feet from burning.

If you are experiencing burning foot pain, it is important to see your foot specialist to receive the correct care. Consult with the foot doctors at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our team of board-certified podiatrists includes Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski, Dr. Yakov Haimof, Dr. Mathew Yagudayev, and Dr. Kevin Jeong. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

Diabetic patients sometimes have trouble knowing when their feet are forming ulcers because nerve damage has left them without feeling in their lower extremities. Luckily, a solution to this problem is on the horizon in the form of “Smart Socks,” a new product being developed by scientists at the University of Arizona.

Smart Socks contain advanced sensors that can let doctors know when the wearer experiences pressure in their feet. The idea is to make it easier for medical professionals to identify where ulcers are likely to grow so they can stop them in their early stages. The inventors of the socks hope to make them available for sale to the public by 2019.

Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and persistent systemic diseases of the foot and ankle. It’s best to deal with this kind of disease as early as possible with the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess the level of damage, if any, that your feet have sustained and provide you with the professional care you need to keep them healthy.

Systemic Diseases of the Feet

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation  and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet

●Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

●Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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