What is the Signs and Symptoms of Burning Feet Syndrome?
Burning Feet are characterized by an occasional or persistent burning, ache, tingle, stinging pain on the bottom of the feet most commonly found initially in the ball of the foot but is persistent through out the entire foot. This may be caused by a wide range of problems consisting of circulatory, neurological, musculoskeletal, functional, and/or metabolic just to mention a few. Your best advise is a complete and thorough foot exam which should reveal the root cause of the problem.
See you doctor or podiatrist for a complete history, exam, possibly X-rays and/or diagnostic testing. Conservative treatment consist of medications, life-style modifications, exercise programs and prescription are support.
Circulatory of Metabolic causes of burning feet may require additional testing and follow-up. Burning feet are a symptom of underlying problems. It is important that those symptoms not be ignored and left unchecked. That's especially true for persons with problems like diabetes.
For More Information on Burning Feet Syndrome, please call Dr. Angelo P. Morreale, D.P.M. at The Foot Institute at 797.3668. Offices located in Shreveport and Natchitoches for your convenience.
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Dr. Angelo Morreale, D.P.M.
Exercise and Your Feet
What should you do before starting an exercise program in regards to your feet?
As many Americans are becoming aware of their health and physical fitness, they are starting or maintaining exercise programs. As with any fitness program from the beginner to the experienced athlete, your feet have to be in good health to support you throughout the course of your exercise program. You should have an initial consultation before beginning your performance of your feet for all activities.
Also, remember to inspect and evaluate the shoe gear for the activity. Stretching and Warm-Programs, Shoe Gear Modification, Prescriptive Arch Support, Gait Analysis and Possible X-Ray Exam could be possible recommendations from your podiatrist before starting an exercise program. Also, if the extra stress from exercise leads to minor strains and pains, rest! Gradually, return to the exercise when the pain is gone. If this course of action doesn't help, see your podiatrist for proper diagnosis and more aggressive treatment.