Last Modified on Jul 04, 2014
If you have ever experienced your leg falling asleep and then regaining feeling, then you likely know what burning feet feels like. However, with this condition, the burning and tingling sensation lingers and may even interfere with your sleep, but the condition is treatable. Treating burning feet centers on relieving pain and regaining normal circulation in your legs and feet, which is why natural cures like vitamin B12, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar are so effective.
What Causes Burning Feet?
“Burning feet” is a term that is used to describe the sensation that your feet are painfully hot, but the condition does range from mild to severe. According to Mayo Clinic, the condition is also often accompanied by the “pins and needles” feeling or sensation known as paresthesia. It is sometimes even accompanied by numbness in both or one of your feet.
How Can I Treat Burning Feet Naturally?
It is important to see a doctor to rule out or create a specific treatment plan for more severe condition. In addition to medical care, however, there are a number of natural cures that work to alleviate the symptoms and underlying causes of burning feet. Vitamin B12, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar are three of the most effective natural cures for burning feet.
1. Vitamin B12
Nutrient deficiency is one of the common causes of this condition, so increasing your vitamin intake is an important consideration as far as treatment. Vitamin B12 is a nutrient involved in neural responses and pathways that connect throughout your body, so it is important to get an adequate daily amount of the nutrient. A regular dose of vitamin B12 is 2.4mcg taken by mouth.
As burning feet is also commonly linked to poor circulation, treatments that improve blood flow and circulation are also important. Turmeric contains a potent amount of the compound capsaicin, which helps improve blood flow throughout your body. Take 1 to 2 teaspoon of turmeric dissolved in 8 ounces of water 1 to 2 times a day for the best results.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV can also be used to treat issues with burning feet. This nutritional supplement helps to eradicate any underlying infection or fungus in your body as well as to balance your pH level so that your body functions more optimally. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of ACV diluted in 8 ounces of water once a day for the best results. You can also apply ACV topically if you have an external fungal infection like athlete’s foot.
Keep reading below for tips from our readers who have discovered more ways to treat burning feet naturally!
Burning Feet - http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/burning-feet-causes-treatments
Symptoms: Burning Feet - http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/burning-feet/basics/definition/sym-20050809
[YEA] Thank you Earth Clinic!! This is an awesome website! For years I had burning feet that gave my feet a very bad odor! In a tv show a Dr. said black tea infusion was the answer. And I inmediately made a 5 tea bags infusion with enough water to get my feet covered up to the ankles. I soaked my feet until the water cooled down, like 20 minutes. I did again a week later. This was 8 years ago. The Dr said tannic acid in the black tea was antibacterial and antifungal. I have recommended this a lot of people and all of them had success! I just needed two times of soaking, some of my friends did it three times, but in all cases the burning sensation and bad odor went away forever.
I am a 50 yr old African American woman with throbbing feet night and day. I've been to every specialist under the sun (pediatrists, rheumatologist, neurologist, spine surgeon, orthopaedic specialist, etc.) I've been to psychics as well. I've had my blood tested - I am not diabetic, do not have neuropathy. I don't have plantar's faciitis. I've had a bone scan, mri and plain film xray of feet and ankles, muscle function study, you name it I've had it done. When I lay down, my feet still throb. I've had myofascial release therapy, accupuncture, accupressure and reflexology. I do not have high blood pressure and my cholesteral is very good. Don't know if this helps but if I have dessert every day it affects my bladder - frequency of urination. If I have too much salt, my heart rate speeds up. Also I've been tested for metal poisoning/accumulation in my system because of previous tooth fillings, birth control pills in the 1980s, etc. Results were normal. I've had bio-compatibility testing food at a subclinical level. I layed off foods that caused a negative reaction per test results which helped other issues but not the throbbing in my feet. This is the 14th year this has been going on. It started getting bad around the 6th year. I've spent so much money trying to figure it out because some of this was not covered by insurance. Thank you for your time.