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Conditions That Can Cause Burning in the Feet

If you experience a burning sensation often accompanied by pain in the feet, it is likely caused by nerve damage. However, there are several other reasons for burning feet. The discomfort of burning feet can be constant or intermittent depending on the underlying cause, and the sensation can range from mild discomfort to severe. The most common cause of burning feet is peripheral neuropathy, the result of diabetes that causes damage to the nerves from long-term high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage the nerves that supply the extremities, including the feet and toes. Among the others, the most common causes are heavy alcohol use, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited nerve condition, and nerve damage that occurs after an injury. Other causes are deficiencies in vitamins B6, B12, and B9, as well as an underactive thyroid gland, kidney disease, and peripheral artery disease. Treatment options for burning feet vary, but a chiropodist can offer options following a thorough examination to identify the underlying cause. 

Foot pain can have many causes. To receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your foot pain, please consult with Chiropodist Stephanie Poupore from North Bay Foot & Ankle. Our clinician will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 


There are a variety of different conditions that can cause foot pain, including: 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes

  • Injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments in the feet

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Ingrown toenails


The type and location of your foot pain can help determine what may be causing it and what type of treatment options are best for you. 

Common types of foot pain include: 

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Toe pain

  • Ball of foot pain

  • Pain that has a stabbing, burning, or tingling quality

  • Pain that is constant, intermittent, or that gets better or worse depending on the situation 


A thorough medical history and physical examination of your feet will be required to determine a diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs may be performed to rule out or confirm certain diagnoses. 


Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain include resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot, wearing orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medications. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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