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i have burning sensation in both soles of feet. medicines did not help. what next

By May 16, 2010 - 4:19am
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age 72yrs man. since past 1 yr, burning, tingling sensation when sitting or lying down. reduced while walking but increases while lying down. no pain, swelling, or other problem. doctors could not diagnose the cause. looking for self care.
not diabetic and in excellent physical and mental health.

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I have been experiencing the same thing in one foot but in the heel area. I was kicked by a horse in the same ankle about two years ago but most of the swelling and black bruising was on the inside of the ankle. Was not broken. Over the past year I have been waking up with this burning pain in the heel on the inside of the foot. I've tried pain rubs, no help, but I purchased a wooden pressure point foot roller that I can sit and rub my feet on while watching T.V. or computer. It helps some. Took a few days before I saw improvement. Pain stopped and I stopped doing the foot rubbing. Then it comes back. So its back to the roller for me. Would love to know what causes it. Next I am going to try some Nettle herbs. It helps bring blood flow back to the limbs.

September 25, 2017 - 4:50am

Have you ever checked your Blood Cholesterol yet ?
Just try to test it and it might be high.

February 5, 2012 - 10:57pm
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Anonymous (reply to arian)

would high cholesterol cause burning and tingling in the feet?

February 8, 2012 - 6:07pm

I am having the same issues! My feet (soles) burn and tingle constantly - I never notice it during the day when I am busy and moving around, but as soon as I sit still the burning and tingling drive me nuts!!! Sometimes the sensation is so bad it is almost painful! My doctor just shrugged it off when I mentioned it but it has been going on now for about 5 years! Recently this has been accompanied with a numbness in some of my toes - especially the big toe on the right foot! I don't understand it and have never found a solution - I know living with this for much longer will drive me insane!!! Any ideas?
I am a 50 yr young female and active. No diabetes - just a ton of weight gain due to menopause! this sensation started before the mass weight gain of 75lbs!!!

February 5, 2012 - 9:01pm
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Anonymous (reply to snackcake07)

I have the same issues and my doctor done a biopsy from each foot and the results came back as Neuropathy. They put me on Lyrica which helps some then I also put lidocaine cream on my feet. I still have some burning but not near as bad. Hope this helps you.

September 18, 2017 - 7:19am
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Anonymous (reply to snackcake07)

I am having the same problem. Sometimes it is so severe that I can't sleep and I have actually rubbed muscle cream on them.

August 27, 2017 - 12:52pm

I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this, and doctors were not able to help. We will do some research, to see what the possibilities could be.

Can you tell us what medication(s) you were prescribed, and what other treatment options you have tried?

Is the burning/tingling sensation only in your feet? Is it a stationary feeling, or does it travel up your feet and legs?

May 16, 2010 - 6:42am
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