Burning foot pain is a common complaint, usually as a result of damage to the nerves of the foot or leg. Burning pain may develop due to an injury or medical condition either of which can cause compression of the nerves. Our nerves are the structures that carry messages to and from the brain. They tell our muscles when and how to work and are responsible for sensation including pressure and temperature. Damage to the nerves affects how these signals are transmitted resulting in abnormal sensations. It all depends on what is causing the problem.
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Burning Sensation: Causes and Treatment
Burning Feet Syndrome (Grierson-Gopalan Syndrome): Possible Causes
A burning pain is often related to nerve problems. However, there are many other possible causes. Injuries, infections, and autoimmune disorders have the potential to trigger nerve pain, and in some cases cause nerve damage. Many medical conditions that cause a burning sensation have no cure, but treatments are helpful in controlling the pain. One of the most common reasons for burning pain is damage or dysfunction in the nervous system.
The symptoms of burning feet syndrome can result from many different conditions or diseases. These include:. Since there are no tests to objectively measure the intensity of foot pain or burning, your doctor will try to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms.