What is burning sensation in the feet?
Burning sensations in the feet is a very common problem and can affect people at any age. The burning sensations can range from mild to severe and can be acute or chronic in nature. Often, burning sensations in the feet are due to some kind of damage or dysfunction in the nervous system.
Causes of burning sensation
Neuropathy is the first cause of burning feet the damaged nerves send pain to signals to the brain even though there is no wound. This problem is sometimes associated with diabetes, chronic alcohol abuse, and exposure to certain toxins. Other causes include deficiencies of B vitamins, folic acid, thiamine or calcium; athletes’ foot; injuries, traumas, stings, and bites from insects; burning feet syndrome; chronic kidney disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
The treatment for burning sensations in the feet depends on the underlying cause, however, you can try some simple remedies, like Bitter Gourd, to reduce the discomfort.
- Grind a handful of bitter gourd leaves with a little water until you get a smooth paste.
- Apply this paste on the affected area and soon the burning sensation will reduce.
- Repeat as needed.
from the tingling and numbness of the feet
- Fill a tub with cold water
- Soak your feet in tub for 2-3 minutes
- give your feet some rest repeat again 3-5 times a day
Note: If you have sensitive skin avoid soaking for a long time.
Epsom salt soothes feet and provides relief from burning sensations
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the body and improves nerve functionality.
How to use
- Take half teaspoon of Epsom salt in a tub large enough to put your feet.
- Add warm water in the mix it well.
- Put your feet once a day until you get relief.