What Causes Burning Feet Sensation
Burning feet sensation mostly seems to be a cause of concern at night and is unbearable in some cases. There is a specific factor affecting the burning feet syndrome. It is a lack of niacin (vitamin B3). However, there are also several other possible causes, as discussed below
- A secondary cause would be the use of shoes that do not allow the air to pass through or the type of socks that retain perspiration.
- Burning feet sensation can also be due to allergy to the dyes and chemicals in new hosiery or used for tanning leather or the rubber compounds in athletic shoes. Some times we may feel that these shoes smell like rubber.
- Another possible cause of scorching soles and tingling feet could be nerve inflammation.
- Diabetes mellitus can be one of the causes in elderly people.
Cure for Burning Feet Syndrome
- People suffering from burning feet sensation should wear leather shoes and not synthetic ones. If possible, socks should be changed halfway through each day.
- Eat green leafy vegetables, if possible in raw form, as it is very healthy in this condition and helps in early recovery as it contains enough vitamin B complex.
- Niacin is found in richest form in brewer’s yeast. Other sources are wheat bran, wheat germ, whole grain products, molasses, milk, green vegetables, beans, peas, peanuts, crude molasses, yoghurt and egg yolk, should be taken regularly.
Home Remedies for Burning Feet
- Niacinamide or Niacin (vitamin B3) should be added to the diet. Either one will accomplish the task of eliminating the sense of burning feet. Niacin generally causes the face to flush red and hot for a couple of minutes after swallowing it, while as it does not happen with Niacinamide.
- Vitamin B complex supplements- especially B1, B2 and pathothenic acid can reduce or eliminate the nerve inflammation and burning feet and vitamin B6 and B12 can eliminate the pins and needle sensation. Drink brewers yeast, stirred into water or any juice.
- Cold foot baths will stimulate and give strength to the feet.
- If your feet burn in one area (especially between your toes), a blister or athlete’s foot may be developing.
- In case the burning sensation of feet persists even after the above remedies it might be a sign of the onset of diabetes.