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Burning Feet syndrome

Posted by @ndovu in Brain & Nervous System, Mar 17, 2012

Hi everyone! Am 40yrs man in Africa - Country. Kenya. In 1993 aged 22 and in college, I developed burning feet. So hot have been my feet that I've not worn closed shoes all those yrs
All tests done over the yrs -,including blood sugar, pressure, vitamin test, nerve endings test etc. All have been negative. I'm generally healthy, with no major problem. I need anyone who has had such a problem and got help to help.


Posted by @alexsimon, Apr 18, 2012

Dear Ndovu -
Mayo Clinic does have some brief information available online here:

Also, I know with you being in Africa that this may be difficult, but if you are interested in requesting an appointment to see a Mayo Clinic physician, please click on the "Requst an Appointment" button on the upper right hand corner of your screen.


Posted by @ndovu, May 6, 2016

Hi , i am a 45yrs old, In 1993 while in college my feet started feeling hot. (I would latter learn that it's called burning feet syndrome ). So hot were my feet that i have not worn closed shoes since. Visits to various docs did not yield anything. A neurologist did some tests including nerve endings, vitamin tests, blood sugar but they were negative.
It's only last yr that i was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
My feet are always so hot especially if i do manual work or walk some distance, that i have to step on cold floor or put them in cold water.
Has anyone had such a problem and is there anything that can be done?
I need to one day be able to wear closed shoes as i have not worn one for nearly a quarter of a century.


Posted by @colleenyoung, May 6, 2016

Hi @ndovu, I'm sorry to hear that you are still suffering from burning feet syndrome since you first posted about it back in 2012. Has anything worked to help alleviate your symptoms over the past few years? Is your situation caused by any of the possible causes here

You may be interested in joining the group of people talking about peripheral neuropathy here:

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