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Burning Feet what can be done?

By Anonymous November 17, 2011 - 9:53am
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My Mom has burning feet throughout the day and night. She has to soak them in cold water or put ice packs on them to get some relieve, it is short lived relieve and very annoying. What is wrong


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Hi Bonnie

Thanks for your question!

The first thing to be done is to get to the root of why your mom's feet are so painful (and I'm very sorry she has to deal with this)

Burning feet are often an indicator of nerve damage. A neurologist would be the doctor who could help your mom. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a nerve condition that can cause this. 

If she has any kind of joint pain or arthritis/R.A., then a Rheumatologist can help; burning feet are often a symptom of arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Diabetes and thyroid conditions can also be a cause.

I hope she can find the right doctor to help us with this; it's a very uncomfortable and painful condition and it might be a good idea to start with her regular doctor first.



November 17, 2011 - 11:21am
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