Know the common causes of burning feet!

If you are feeling a burning sensation in your feet then you might be suffering from neuropathy which is usually caused by a nerve damage.

Updated: Aug 11, 2016, 23:19 PM IST
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: If you are feeling a burning sensation in your feet then you might be suffering from neuropathy which is usually caused by a nerve damage. Besides the burning sensation, some people also complain about feelings of numbness and a tingling sensation in their feet. And this condition is more common with people above 50 years old.

Here are some common causes of burning feet:

Diabetes

One of the most common cause of neuropathy in older people is diabetets. A diabetics person can complain about an intense burning sensation in their feet.

Alcoholism

Even alcoholism is also a common cause of neuropathy as alcohol can damage nerve tissues. People who are alcoholics are said to suffer from alcoholic neuropathy that could last for long periods if they doesn’t cut down on their alcohol intake.

Lyme disease

Burning feet is one of the symptoms of Lyme disease. The disease is caused by insect bites, coming in direct contact with an infected animal or even from your pet’s saliva.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Lack of vitamin B12 in our body can also cause numbness and a tingling or burning sensation in the feet and hands.

Chronic kidney disease

One of the symptoms of chronic kidney disease and patients undergoing dialysis also suffer from is burning feet.