Burning on the bottom of the feet is most frequently due to a peripheral neuropathy. This is a length dependent process which affects the parts of the nerves furthest away from the body (i.e. the toes followed by the feet). There are many causes to neuropathy such as diabetes, rheumatologic disease, vitamin deficiencies, blood disorders (i.e. paraproteinemias such as Multiple Myeloma or other monoclonal gammapathies), kidney failure and infectious processes such as syphilis. There are also genetic disorders that cause peripheral neuropathy the most common being Charcot Marie Tooth disease.Sometimes nerve roots impingements of the back can mimic a peripheral neuropathy, particularly S1 nerve root impingements.
- Q How do I manage my peripheral neuropathy?
- Q How does peripheral neuropathy affect the body?
- Q What do I know about caring for someone with peripheral neuropathy?
- Q How common is peripheral neuropathy?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about peripheral neuropathy symptoms?
- Q What are the symptoms of neuropathy?