Burning feet is a complaint that our Seattle podiatrists hear from many groups of people, most commonly those over 50 years of age and in diabetics. There are many causes. Heavy alcohol use may lead to the condition. Neuropathy and loss of sensation often are contributors as well. Other causes include thyroid dysfunction and gastric restriction in obesity. Some infectious diseases, such as leishmaniasis, a rarely reported neurologic change secondary to a bacteria, also may cause burning feet.
Due to the extent of causes, there are a variety of treatments that can reduce the ailment. Reduction in alcohol consumption for heavy alcohol users or oral thyroid hormone treatment for thyroid dysfunction sufferers are possible remedies. In the case of diabetic sufferers, understanding how diabetes affects your foot health can make all the difference in the world. Our podiatrists are here to help provide comprehensive diabetic foot care services including diabetic neuropathy diagnosis. To treat the ailment; however, the cause must first be appropriately diagnosed.
Call us today at (425) 678-3877 to learn more about diagnosing and treating this condition!