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burning feet

By Anonymous August 14, 2009 - 1:35pm
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i have suffered from burning aching feet for 6 years but it is getting worse as time goes by and it is at the stage where it is difficult to walk properly, the pain is constant and keeps me awake at night. When i wake up in the morning it is hard to put my feet on the floor and it feels like the archilles tendon is stiff on both feet. I also suffer from very tender skin on my arms and legs and deep aching. I have had lots of blood tests from diabetes to vitamin deficiancys. i have also had an mri scan and a lumber puncture but they all come back clear. I see a neuroligist once a year but they don't seem to have any idea whats causing it and the tablets they prescribe doesn't even take the edge of it. I would just like some help on what to do next or if anyone else suffers from this and what they do to get them through the day.

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I'm so glad it was helpful.

I thought Dr. Pho had good advice and gave the person a plan to get started. If the rhematogist wants to repeat labwork, let him. Sometime lab results change over time. Nerve pain is often treated with nerve blocking medications like neurontin but there are also others to try. A neurologist that specializes more in pain management might be more able to help you.

Good luck and let us know how you make out.

August 16, 2009 - 6:22am

I googled burning achy feet and came up with a link that might help you decide what to do next. Burning usually relates to nerve dysfunction and your neurolgist should have done testing to determine if impulses are traveling correctly from your spine down your legs.

In this link, the doctor suggests to the person to go on to see a rhematologist next to see if there are other problems perhaps at play. You also might consider seeing a different neurologist first to see if they have different thoughts on what might be causing it.


Hope this helps.

August 15, 2009 - 5:14pm
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Anonymous (reply to Michele Blacksberg RN)

My neurologist did do nerve tests but they all come back normal.

I never thought about trying a rhematoligist. I just want to say thank you for the link as it showed me that im not the only one with this problem and it has given me some hope back.

August 16, 2009 - 5:33am
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