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Burning feet are a common complaint among 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.
Treatments vary, depending on the cause of the burning foot syndrome. Diagnostic tests often are performed before a diagnosis is made.
|Michael McDonough, DPM
595 West Granada Blvd , Suite F
Ormond Beach , FL 32174
Daria McDonough, DPM
1400 Dunlawton Ave. Suite 5E
Port Orange, FL 32127