Why do my feet feel like they are burning?

This type of foot problem is quite common and our patients often complain that their feet are painfully hot. Symptoms of burning feet can range from mild to severe and can interrupt your job, daily activities and even your sleep. Some people also have numbness or a pins and needles feeling associated with the heat as well.

There are several reasons why your feet feel like this. It could be because your feet are tired from standing or being in poor-fitting footwear all day. It could also be a symptom of nerve damage if you have diabetes, or be due to an Athlete’s foot infection, a compressed nerve, chronic kidney failure or alcoholism to name a few.

This is typically not a foot condition you want to leave untreated. Dr. Harvey Danciger will be able to evaluate whether the root of the burning sensation is something minor or major. If the burning started all of a sudden, is becoming more intense, or if you have an infected wound, contact our office immediately. You can make an appointment online or call our office at (760) 568-0108.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle