Burning Feeling On both feet

Hi,
I have a burning feeling on both of my feet which has been going on for over a year or so. My only treatment is to put it on a water filled with lots of ice to cool it down. I do this sometimes once a day and sometimes twice a day. When I wake up in the morning, I just feel like my feet are on fire. I have seen a doctor who said it might be a tursal tunnel syndrome, but he didnt seem to know what would be reason for the burning. He did some sort of a test to check the nerves and said the results were fine. He insisted giving me the injection to numb it which lasts about 6-8 hours, but I rejected it cause the feeling is not consistent it just comes and goes so I told him me putting into cold water would give me same result cause it just numbs it and after few hours or the next day it just comes back. He ordered MRI,but my insurance deductible is way too high so I left it there.

So I was wondering what would be your opinion on my condition or if anyone else experiencing exactly the same thing. I dont know its an arch that I put pressure the way I walk or something else, but I would like to find out the reason and get treatment. The doctor I went to said he deals with patients all the time, but in my case he said he has no idea and as we all know there are way too many doctors out there they say they know exactly what it is until you pay them then they are like oohh I dont know which is pretty crazy.

I am looking for some help for treatment or recommendation. Thanks in advance.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question!

    I am sorry to hear you are experiencing foot pain. When it comes with nerve pain, knowing the exact cause is not as simple as one may think. Nerve pain in the foot can sometimes be due to local reasons (tarsal tunnel syndrome) but sometimes from the lower back (radiculopathy) or anywhere in between.

    If you are not able to do the MRI and do not want the nerve block then I suggest starting with myofascial release of the bottom of the feet and calves, hip flexor stretches and deep core strengthening. If our nerves get trapped anywhere along their path this can cause a signal to your foot.

    There is a technique called “nerve flossing” which you can look into – it is often done in physical therapy. In addition you may want to consider nerve protective supplements to reduce the possible long term damage you may be doing to your peripheral nerves. One supplement to consider is Metanx http://www.metanx.com which is prescribed and FDA approved for nerve pain. If you still do not see any improvement, I would get a 2nd opinion with a Physiatrist or Osteopathic Dr.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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