Feeling hot and stinging feet is a common condition that is, however, usually underestimated. Poorly fitting shoes or fatigue are the most common causes. This is how mycoses or injuries caused by sports are manifested. Burning, hot feet can also signal much more serious diseases, such as venous insufficiency or diabetes, and even serious kidney problems.

Hot feet and uncomfortable shoes

Гарячі ноги та незручне взуття
Hot feet and uncomfortable shoes

A burning sensation in the feet often accompanies us after wearing uncomfortable shoes for a long time. Especially if it is plastic, too dense or poorly profiled. In such shoes, the legs get tired very quickly and the body weight is unevenly distributed. As a result, calluses and even blisters filled with serous fluid appear on the legs. After a whole day in such shoes, we feel a burning sensation and tingling in our feet. Ointments, exfoliation and regenerating the epidermis (such as urea cream) will help, but the problem will be solved only by changing shoes.

Hot legs and mycosis

Feeling hot and burning in the legs is a characteristic symptom of mycosis. It is very easy to get this contagious disease in public places such as a swimming pool or gym. Sharing towels or accessories is a risk factor. Also, mycosis is manifested by peeling of the skin and nails, cracked heels, redness and severe itching. Treatment requires the use of special antifungal ointments.

Hot legs and injuries

If we feel like our feet are still hot and burning, we may have suffered an injury, namely plantar fasciitis. The connective tissue runs the entire length of the foot. Thanks to him, we can stand on tiptoe or take steps. However, it happens that inflammation develops because of overload (for example, excessive physical exertion). Runners suffer the most.

The characteristic symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain and a burning sensation in the feet. However, these symptoms do not appear immediately after the injury, but only after rest, usually the next day. Do not underestimate trauma – it can contribute to complications such as a heel spur.

Hot legs and restless leg’s syndrome

Feeling hot in the legs is also a symptom of a severe chronic illness that most often affects middle-aged people. I am talking about restless leg’s syndrome (RLS), which can also be felt through tingling (not just in the feet, but also in the calves), numbness, or pinching. Painful cramps in the calves are also common. However, most often the disease is associated with the constant compulsion to constantly move the legs. Symptoms are worse in the evening and at night, preventing sleep and sleep. Iron and B vitamin supplements, relaxation exercises, and muscle strengthening massages can help fight disease.

Hot legs and serious illness

Гарячі ноги й важкі хвороби
Hot legs and serious illness

Burning feet can also be a sign of serious medical conditions, such as chronic venous insufficiency. Blood accumulates in the upper legs and reaches the feet in very limited quantities, causing ischemia and hypoxia. Other symptoms include swollen ankles, foot cramps, and calf cramps. Most often, they occur in the evening and disappear after rest.

Tingling and burning sensation in the feet should not be underestimated for other reasons. This could be a symptom of neuropathy, a serious complication of undetected or poorly treated diabetes. Too high blood sugar can damage small blood vessels and sensory nerves. Then the skin of the feet becomes excessively dry, and wounds are very difficult to heal. Neuropathy can also be associated with renal failure or hypothyroidism. Therefore, for any alarming symptoms, you should always consult a doctor.