Burning Pain In Feet

Nerve damage or neuropathy produces a burning sensation in the legs. Diabetes, chronic renal disease, deficiency of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folate, hypothyroidism, alcoholism, Lyme disease, AIDS, erythromelalgia, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloid polyneuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy, etc., are the causes of burning sensation in legs. Carbamazepine, Pregabalin, Gabapentin, Topiramate, etc., are used in treating the burning sensation of feet along with causative treatment.

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Can pain in the feet be due to nerve damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right feet and on the right side of my feet. It started on its own. I did not have any sprain or injury. If I press my feet from right side little bit also it pains like too much and I can scream. Can it be nerve pain ? I am diagnosed with diabtetes and my HbA1c is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the foot in diabetic patients may be due to plantar fasciitis or peripheral neuropathy or charcots joints or peripheral vascular disease or gouty arthritis or cellulitis, etc. Please get an X-ray of foot and ankle, get it done color doppler and nerve conduction...  Read Full »

Having pain in left leg, burning sensation in left foot and numbness in the left foot. What it could be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman with dull pain in my left leg and a heat sensation in my left foot, which is on and off throughout the day. The problem has been there for the past two to three weeks. I do not recall any injury which could have led to this problem. It just started suddenly. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned heaviness in your left leg and a burning sensation, which we call paresthesia. Also, you have mentioned that you have back stiffness for many years. So, I presume that some nerve impingement may be causing these symptoms in your case. Can you tell me w...  Read Full »

I have severe burning pain in my feet. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling really down. I have had a lot of digestive problems for about two years. I have been diagnosed with candida and dysbiosis, but my regular doctor does not seem to know what is wrong with me. I have been very stressed and have suffered anxiety since I was about 16. I was not...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would agree with you on the fact that your symptoms could be related to peripheral nerve damage. Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting a neurologist and performing an NCS (nerve conduction study) to examine your nerves. Othe...  Read Full »

I have a burning feeling in my knee. Can it be due to diabetic nerve problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a burning feeling in my knee, which comes and goes. It does not pain. It's as if I m feeling hear in my knee, and then it gets ok. Can it be due to nerve problems like diabetic nerve problems? Secondly, sometimes I have seen I start getting pain in my feet or leg that comes an...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome on icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy, although not typical. A joint pain ( arthritis) can mimic this clinical situation too. Anyway I would recommend performing a nerve conduction studies in ord...  Read Full »

My mother has a burning sensation under her feet. Is it due to diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has had a burning sensation under her feet for a few days. When it is burning, she like walking barefoot and applying the cream. She is diabetic and hypertensive. Current medications: Glycomet GP 3/850 one in the morning and one at night. Voglibode 0.3 one in the morning, Telmis...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. This is a sign of diabetic neuropathy that is affecting her. This requires clinical examination. This is not a reversible condition but can be well controlled with medicines. I prefer to treat my patients with diabetic neuropathy with a combination...  Read Full »

What could be done for sciatica-like pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  Read Full »

Are burning pain and difficulty in walking indicative of rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 53 years old with no significant medical history. I have been trying to lose weight and recently increase my level of activity by practicing yoga for 20 minutes a day. I am 5'2,'' and my weight is 141 pounds. Around last week I noticed some edema on my left upper knee that made w...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is a visible difference in the circumference of the left thigh (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is difficult to be precise as the history and examination findings are limited. There is no history of injury. You are not at risk of...  Read Full »

Can diabetes result in stiffness and burning sensation in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father's age is 62 years. He is suffering from diabetes mellitus and hypertension for more than 25 years. He had a right-sided mild paralysis stroke (PPA) and is suffering from stiffness and burning sensation in his legs and feet. The recent investigations showed fasting blood sugar l...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. The stiffness and burning sensation are due to nerve damage (neuropathy) caused due to uncontrolled diabetes. HbA1c of 8.5 percent means your father's diabetes is very poorly controlled and needs some changes in the dosage. I suggest that ...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe toe burning after getting diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe and continuous toe burning for the last two years. It spread up to the middle of the feet. After 30 to 45 minutes of walking the burning becomes more intolerable. I wake up in the night due to disturbed sleep. My age is 69 years, and weight is 83 kg. I am diabet...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It seems that you have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy. However, I would like to exclude vitamin B12 deficiency as well as high uric acid before stating this. So, I would like you to get the following investigations. Serum vitamin B12 ass...  Read Full »

Is high blood pressure the cause of burning sensation on the left foot and wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57-year-old male with a weight of 75 kilograms and a height of five feet. I had a blood pressure of 150/100 mmHg. After that, I started taking Telmiduce 40. After taking it for 12 days, I checked my blood pressure and it was 130/100 mmHg. I am non-diabetic. I stopped taking Telm...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports and everything seems to be perfect except RBC (red blood cells). It seems to be in an increased range. Do not be worried. You have a blood pressure of 130/100 mmHg and the systolic is 130. But diastolic has to be below 85. It is still...  Read Full »

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