Hot Feet in Cold Weather?

Do your feet feel like they are on fire? And the rest of your body is cool or, in this weather, even cold?  While it may seem like a glitch in your body’s system, there are reasons why you may have burning feet. Some conditions are more obvious than others, but there are a handful of clinical curiosities that you may not be able to solve on your own. Benenati Foot Care can help educate you on “why” plus offer solutions to “how” and simply reduce the “when”.

  • If you have an issue with blood circulation, then hypertension can be an offender because it affects the pulse rate in your feet.
  • Enough exposure to toxins and drugs can damage peripheral nerves and cause your feet to swell and burn
  • If you are deficient in vitamin B12, it can contribute to burning because this vitamin works together with your nervous system.
  • If you over-work your body and are more tired than usual, then temporary burning in your feet can pop up when you least expect it.
  • Drinking excessive alcohol for long periods of time can be a relevant factor and could be linked to these symptoms.
  • Diabetes is the most dangerous cause since it threatens so many other parts of your health. If you suffer from diabetes and your feet are burning, then you should contact a podiatrist or doctor immediately.

If you have any symptoms resembling burning feet, it is best to get a diagnosis as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can try some of these “do it yourself” remedies.

  • Hawthorne or thyme can increase blood flow.
  • Shoe insoles protect your feet from rubbing inside your shoe and relieves friction which reduces heat.
  • Vitamin B3 also known as niacin strengthens the nerves and prevents them from breaking down.
  • A cold foot bath will temporarily relieve pain simply by its temperature alone.
  • If your feet start to burn, remove your shoes in a safe place and let your feet breathe.
  • Moving is vital and exercise can have long-term effects if you remain consistent with your routine.

Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, and Adam Thompson, DPM practice in Macomb County with three locations in St. Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb. If you are suffering from burning feet and would like relief and a permanent solution to your symptoms, call 586-779-6140 and schedule an appointment. It is nice to have warm feet in the cold weather, but save the burning for your wood!




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