Burning sensation on one foot

Hello there!

I’m a 28 y/o male and have this localized burning sensation above the arch of my right foot (medial), and it tends to happen only late at night when I’m about to sleep. There is no pain and no burning of the left foot or even other parts of right foot, only the specific area on the right is affected. I alleviate it by wetting a sock and wearing it and it tends to go away in the middle of the night. It’s been coming and going over the years. It’s very discomforting, I can’t sleep from the discomfort. Lately my job timings changed and I also have to do a lot of driving as a part of my job now. Just to throw it out there, maybe that’s the reason for this latest outburst. I go to the gym and although I’m not very fit, but not overweight and otherwise reasonably healthy and I try to not eat junk.

Thanks!

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Sounds like you are describing nerve-type pain which typically presents at night. Nerve pain can be due to varied reasons including electrolyte imbalances, pressure on nerves, radiculopathy or any adhesions along the path of the nerve.

    When I see a patient with nerve-type pain, I try to rule out the above causes while including a nerve health vitamin regimen including L-methyl folate and alpha-lipoic acid. If you have not seen a Podiatrist yet I recommend getting a full evaluation. It may be a specific nerve branch that is getting impinged somewhere along its pathway.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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