Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What’s Causing My Feet to Burn?

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 03:38 PM


Question: My feet often have a burning feeling on the bottom. It started about two years ago after I had knee replacement. What could be causing this?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

The knee replacement usually will not adversely affect the bottom of your feet. Burning feet can be a symptom of a wide variety of conditions. Among them: endocrine disease (such as diabetes), arterial disease, neurologic or nerve disorders or irritation, an auto-immune disorder, malignancy, chronic infection, vitamin deficiency or excess (B12), a side effect from a drug or supplement, or exposure to a toxic substance.

So, as you can see, the possibilities are many. It’s best to see your doctor for a more complete history and physical examination, targeted lab work, and/or an X-ray/MRI evaluation.


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