That hot, burning feeling like we are walking on coals can be extremely uncomfortable and painful.
But why does it happen? What causes it? And more importantly, what can we do about it?
A rapidly growing number of people complain that it feels like they are walking on hot coals. This symptom can be annoying, painful, and a total inconvenience when trying to do daily tasks or even at night when we are trying to sleep.
Why does the burning feet sensation happen?
The main cause of burning feet is nerve damage, or as it is called, neuropathy.
When nerve fibres get damaged, they are more likely to become overactive and not work properly.
The damaged nerves then send pain signals to the brain, although there is not even a wound or injury. This is why it is experienced as a hot, burning feeling inside the feet.
In most cases, it is the nerves in the legs that get damaged first. It usually goes paired with tingling or numbness in the feet. This then results in burning and pain in the feet, which can become extremely sensitive to the touch.
And this can be caused by several different factors…
What Causes Burning Feet?
While uncontrolled blood sugar levels is the most common cause of neuropathy in the legs, it can also be caused by other factors like:
- Chronic kidney disease, known as uremia.
- Overconsumption of alcohol
- Small fibre neuropathy.
- Vitamin deficiency. Especially Vitamin B12, folate, and occasionally vitamin B6.
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD). The poor circulation of blood to the feet causes pain, tingling, and burning feet. Especially while walking.
How Can I Treat Burning Feet?
The best way to treat burning feet is to immediately stop whatever is causing nerve damage in your body. In other words, cut it off at the core cause.
By treating the nerve damage at the core, you can start to ease the symptoms like burning feet.
Here is how you tackle different risk factors or triggers of neuropathy:
- Unbalanced Blood Sugar Levels. In the case of neuropathy caused by unbalanced blood sugar levels, the treatment means ensuring that your blood sugar levels are stabilized. This is done by following a healthy diet which cuts out the foods that cause high blood sugar levels – see the Manna Diet for a great roadmap.
- Vitamin deficiency. Taking additional vitamin B12 orally or by injection can replace low levels of this nutrient.
- Alcoholism. Stop excessive drinking in order to prevent ongoing nerve damage and allow the nerves to heal.
- Chronic kidney disease. Dialysis may be necessary to eliminate toxins causing neuropathy and burning feet symptoms.
- Hypothyroidism. Taking oral thyroid hormone raises low thyroid levels, often reversing neuropathy as well as burning feet symptoms.
Here is how you treat burning feet in 6 simple steps:
1. Increase blood flow to the feet by exercising regularly –
You should get at least 30 minutes of medium- to high-paced exercise, 4 times a week. You don’t have to join a gym, just going for a walk, run, cycle, swim, or even doing home-workout routines which require little to no equipment (The internet is littered with them!).
2. Take a foot bath for 30 minutes each day –
Take a bucket and pour 2 litres of water with, 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt stirred in. You can re-use the same water at least 3 to 4 days.
3. Drink apple cider vinegar –
Drink half a teaspoon mixed into a glass of water 3 times per day
4. Get direct sun exposure –
Make sure to get out in the sunlight for at least 20 minutes per day to increase vitamin D levels.
5. Massage your feet every night before bed –
This helps to increase blood flow. If you are lucky enough to have a partner who will give you a foot-rub each evening, all the better!
6. Manna Burning Feet Gel
Using the Manna Burning Feet Gel relieves symptoms associated with burning feet, which can relieve the pain and discomfort brought by burning feet and helps improve the quality of life.
The Manna Burning Feet Gel is soothing, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and helps to relieve pain and muscle spasms.
It is non-toxic and non-irritant, without any negative side effects.
The Manna Burning Feet Gel helps to quickly and effectively relieve burning feet symptoms by using the perfect combination of the following ingredients:
Matricaria Chamomilla, Pelargonium Graveolens, Arnica Oil, Lavandula Ocinalis, MethylSulfonyl Methane (MSM), Hyasol BT, Carbopol, Tri-ethanolamine, Methyl-and Propylparaben, Glycerine, Jojoba Oil, and Purified Water.