Feet Paining and Burns
Thank you for the reply to my previous questions Doctor I have started loosing weight and also looking for a foot specialist not just for myself but for my mother too,actually my mother's feet are paining and also giving a sensation of burning she is also overweight,her legs become rigid and then starts paining and burning, also if she stands or walks for a long time or say does her normal work, her feet swells and if she rests all day they do not swell and they stay fine.
No doctor listens to her they simply ignore when she talks about it, I don't know why. She went through a number of tests but the doctor said nothing about her feet burning or the pain in them just the triglyceride is more than it should be and her cholesterol is also high she has been prescribed medicines for that only is this anything to do with the foot burning? it is so much easier when you know what it is or what it could be. I am glad I have someone to ask thank you so much I really appreciate your efforts.
please explain what could be the reason while I find someone suitable to diagnose the problem
Thank you ANSWER
I have no idea what is causing your mother's burning because I cannot examine her, but here are some of the more common conditions I would be suspicious of if she were my patient.
1. diabetes. Did the doctor do blood work to check her blood sugars? If not that should be done.
2. nerve impingement in the back. If she has a constriction in her lower back where the nerves to her feet and legs leave the spinal column, this impingement could give the type of symptoms you describe.
3. tarsal tunnel
. This is the foot's equivalent of carpal tunnel in the hands. If she is overweight and is very flat-footed, then this could cause numbness, tingling, burning, etc. in her feet when she starts to walk. In most cases, however, it would not affect her legs.
4. poor circulation. If she has poor arterial circulation down to her feet or poor venous return circulation from her feet, this too could cause her symptoms.
I know nothing about your mother's medical history other than she is overweight, I have no idea how old she is so I cannot be anymore specific than that.
For this reason, she needs to see a doctor who understands diseases of the feet and then hopefully she will get an accurate diagnosis, followed by proper treatment.
Marc Mitnick DPMDISCLAIMER