What is Paresthesia?
Burning feet the sensation that your feet are painfully hot, can be mild or severe. In some cases, your burning feet may be so painful that the pain interferes with your sleep. With certain conditions, burning feet may also be accompanied by a pins and needles sensation (paresthesia) or numbness, or both. Burning feet may also be referred to as tingling feet or paresthesia.


Burning feet can occur simply because your feet are tired. Athletes foot can cause burning feet. Burning feet can also be a symptom of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), perhaps due to diabetes, exposure to certain toxins, chronic alcohol use, certain B vitamin deficiencies or HIV.

Possible causes of burning feet:

1) Alcoholism
2) Athletes foot
3) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (a group of hereditary disorders that affects the nerves in your arms and legs)
4) Chemotherapy
5) Chronic kidney failure
6) Complex regional pain syndrome (chronic pain due to a dysfunctional nervous system)
7) Diabetic neuropathy (diabetes-related nerve damage)
9) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
10) Tarsal tunnel syndrome
11) Vitamin deficiency anemia

Western Medicine Treatment

1) Rest and elevate your feet.
2) Switch to more comfortable shoes.
3) Bathe your feet in cool water.

Adopted from mayoclinic.com