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My wife has a burning sensation in her feet and legs below the knees. What can be causing such a thing? This has been going on awhile. She has A-fib, can this be the cause?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

Probably about six or seven months. Sometimes worse than others, she just woke up with the pain. There is a redness in her feet which are also swollen.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She has thyroid problems, but she takes medication for that and it seems to be under control. She takes medication for her A-fib and for high blood pressure which is also under control.

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The symptoms you have described about your wife of having burning sensation in her feet below knee since last 6-7 months is most likely due to a condition 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.

Neuropathy is the most common & most probable cause of this.

She need some blood tests & scan to know the exact cause.Following will help her :

  • Soak feet in cool water - do not use ice.
  • After walking,immediately change out of your shoes and socks, allowing the shoes to dry.

So my best advise for her is to please make an appointment with doctor to have the neurological & blood tests & examination done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

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