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I have a burning sensation on the top of my feet and ankles.

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I have a burning sensation on the top of my feet and ankles. I am already on Thyroid medicine. I do consume alcohol daily could I have liver failure? I am 50
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Unlikely you have liver failure causing these symptoms --not common with liver disease without any other symptoms.

Your symptoms are due to the nerve compression at the ankle level also known s tarsal tunnel syndrome.

You need proper foot wear --orthotic shoes from a podiatrist.

Please also do foot exercises as shown by a podiatrist.

You can start on vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily and Alpha lipoic acid 600 mg daily to help with the nerve related symptoms.

Best wishes,
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