Asked for male, 52years old from Delhi
Prevention of neuropathy:
1. Avoid alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.
2. Maintain ideal body weight/bmi (body mass index)
3. Lifestyle changes: daily exercises (>30 minutes per day) or brisk walking or swimming; avoid prolonged sitting or standing (>30 minutes).
4. Food/diet should have following components:
•green vegetables e.g. Spinach, fenugreek leaves (methi), radish, etc
•coloured vegetables e.g. Tomato, carrot, capsicum (green/red), ladies-finger (bhindi)
•milk products e.g. Milk, buttermilk, curd, cheese (paneer)
•protein-rich foods e.g. Fish, egg, chicken, pulses (daal)
•fibre-rich foods e.g. Bran, oats, brown-rice
•fruits e.g. Apple, orange, guava, papaya, pomegranate, berries
5. Blood sugar control (in diabetics)
6. Care of feet:
•regular inspection of feet (with mirror)
•comfortable, well-fitted shoes
•regular consultation with a podiatrist
•treatment of wounds, foot deformities
7. Adequate sleep
8. Warm water bath (increases blood flow to the affected area)
treatment: •consult pain medicine specialist.
•neuropathic painkillers e.g. Amitriptyline, pregabalin, gabapentin, capsaicin, duloxetine, etc.
•vit. B12 supplements, anti-oxidants, multi-vitamins.
•transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens)
•relaxation and yoga
a burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetesis the most common. Most burning feet treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage and reducing pain.
Causes of burning feet
most often, neuropathy is the cause of burning feet. Damaged nerve fibers are more likely to become overactive and misfire. The damaged nerves send pain signals to the brain even though there is no wound.
In most people with neuropathy, the leg nerves become damaged first. These people often have tingling and numbness in the feet as well. Many people complain that their feet are overly sensitive to touch (hyperesthesia) and can have varying degrees of burning pain. It can range from mild to disabling.
Diabetes and alcohol abuse are by far the most common causes of neuropathy in the legs. Many other conditions can cause neuropathy or a burning sensation in the feet:
besides neuropathy, infections and inflammation of the feet can also cause a burning sensation. The most common of these is athlete's foot, an infection of the skin caused by fungus.
Peripheral artery disease (pad) also commonly causes burning feet. The poor circulation of blood to the feet may frequently cause pain, tingling, and burning feet, especially while walking.
•chronic kidney disease (uremia)
•small fiber neuropathy
•vitamin deficiency (vitamin b12, folate, and occasionally vitamin b6)
•low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism)
•drug side effects, including chemotherapy drugs, vitamin b6 overdose, hiv medicines, amiodarone, isoniazid, metformin, and others
•heavy metal poisoning (lead, mercury, arsenic)
•vasculitis (inflammation of bloodvessels)
•guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)
•chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp)
•always use the footwear of proper fitting and which is comfortable.
•always use socks. Never use shoes without socks.
•after a long day work, it is advisable to stretch and also to ice your feet.
•provide rest to your feet as much as you can.
•avoid the use of alcohol or any narcotic items.
•acupuncture or magnetic therapy shall be done whenever possible to keep the nerves active.
•follow all the instructions as given by the doctor.
Burning foot painburning foot pain is a common complaint, usually as a result of damage to the nerves of the foot or leg. It may develop due to an injury or medical condition either of which can cause compression of the nerves.
Our nerves are the structures that carry messages to and from the brain. They tell our muscles when and how to work and are responsible for sensation including pressure and temperature. Damage to the nerves affects how these signals are transmitted.
Burning type symptoms may be constant or come and go, vary in intensity and be accompanied by other sensations such as pins and needles or numbness. It all depends on what is causing the problem.
Causes of burning foot painaccurate diagnosis of burning foot pain is vital to ensure appropriate treatment is started as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Here we will look at the most common causes of burning pain in feet, how they present, what causes them and how they are treated.
Treatmentcold water foot baths, vitamin b supplements, comfortable footwear (mcr chapelles)