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I have heat radiating from my left foot,no pain or swelling.What

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I have heat radiating from my left foot,no pain or swelling.What could this be?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.David replied 6 years ago.
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This condition is called Burning foot syndrome.Diabetes is the most common cause.Other causes are:irritating fabrics,fungal infections,if you are on your feet all day or are overweight,certain types of neuropathy (nerve damage) like chronic alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies (usually B),certain kidney & liver diseases or thyroid dysfunction. You need blood sugar testing,other blood tests & scan to know the exact cause.
Following will help:Soak your feet in cool water - do not use ice. After walking,immediately change out of your shoes and socks, allowing the shoes to dry. I suggest you to see your doctor for tests to know the underlying disease & take treatment accordingly.
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