Frequent Foot Questions: What You Want to Know About Ankle and Foot Health
Exploring medical options to cope with pain can be very overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to start. Here, we share our most commonly asked questions from people just like you. Whether you are wondering what is causing your pain or trying to find out what treatment options are available to you, find answers here in our frequently asked questions section.
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Why do my feet feel like they are burning?
Feet can feel like they are burning for a number of reasons, but one of the most common culprits is a neuroma. This is a small nerve tumor that develops when nerve tissue is pinched or under pressure. Nerve conditions like this cause the tissue to misfire and send wrong, painful signals to the brain. The area affected by the damaged nerve then begins to feel as though it’s burning. You can also develop tingling and numbness. The most common neuroma in your feet is a Morton’s neuroma, which sits between metatarsal heads in the ball of the foot.
Another nerve condition that could lead to burning feet is neuropathy. This could be the result of diabetes, extreme vitamin deficiencies, infections, alcoholism, or HIV. Treating the burning sensation requires you to have the problem properly diagnosed and managed. Dr. Darren Silvester and the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic team can help you with this. Let us examine and provide care for your burning feet. Call our Pleasanton, TX office at (830) 569-3338 or our Universal City, TX office at (210) 375-3318 to schedule an appointment with us.