What is the cure for burning feet at night?


Burning feet is mostly due to peripheral neuropathy. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes others include AIDS, alcohol abuse, Vitamin B-12 deficiency and circulatory disorders.

Here are few tips which help to reduce burning feet:

  • Exercise such as walking is good for peripheral neuropathy as it improves circulation to the feet.
  • Massage the feet which also improve and increases circulation.
  • Soak your feet in cool water. Do not use ice.
  • Try changes in your shoes, socks, and insoles. Use socks made of Cool-Max and other artificial fibers that wick sweat away from the feet and cool them down.

I am diabetic-2 since 10 years.I am under constant med.treatment metformin 500 mg twice a day for last 7 seven years or so.Of late my feet show a burning sensation which could not be treated by Pregabenil 150 mg od or similar drugs for one year regular use.
One doctor tried Sitagliptin Phosphate 100 mg bd for 5 months (along with heavy doses of vit-b )but little has changed.I am a 52 year male bankers with 6 hour regular brisk walk every week.My HBA1C is about 8 for last year .
Pl advise.

Try to get your hba1c down to 7 or below. Good luck, but you can do it! Talk to your doctor.