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What is the cause of burning feet?

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Most often, neuropathy is the cause of burning feet. Damaged nerve fibers are more likely to become overactive and misfire. The damaged nerves send pain signals to the brain even though there is no wound.

In most people with neuropathy, the leg nerves become damaged first. These people often have tingling and numbness in the feet as well. Many people complain that their feet are overly sensitive to touch (a condition known as hyperesthesia) and can have varying degrees of burning pain. It can range from mild to disabling.

From: Burning Feet WebMD Medical Reference

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Aminoff, M. Elsevier, 2008. Dobbs, M. Saunders, 2009. Neurology and General Medicine, Clinical Neurotoxicology,

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 05, 2018

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Aminoff, M. Elsevier, 2008. Dobbs, M. Saunders, 2009. Neurology and General Medicine, Clinical Neurotoxicology,

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 05, 2018

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