The term “Hot feet” refers to an occasional or chronic hot or burning feeling in the feet. This relatively common sensation often usually occurs at night and ranges from mild to severe.
Hot feet can also be accompanied by symptoms such as “pins and needles” (paresthesia), numbness, redness, and swelling.
Fast facts on hot feet:
- Hot feet can arise from factors such as a person’s occupation or choice of footwear.
- Athlete’s foot can cause hot, itchy, or burning feet. You need athletic footwear that will allow the maximum circulation to your feet
- Wearing shoes or socks made from synthetic materials can also lead to hot feet. Never buy a MAN made make upper in your footwear. NO CIRCULATION TO YOUR FEET!
- Often, treating the medical condition that causes the hot feet can relieve symptoms.
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Possible Causes of Hot Feet:
Nerves require certain nutrients to function correctly. If the body cannot absorb nutrients, then the risk of nerve damage–and hot feet–increases. Deficiencies in folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B-12 can contribute to neuropathy.
One of the most common causes of hot feet is diabetic neuropathy. This condition is caused by damage to the nerves and is a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Along with burning sensations, symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness in the arms, hands, legs, and feet.
Women who are pregnant may experience hot feet due to hormonal changes that increase body temperature. An increased load on the feet due to natural weight gain and an increase in total body fluid may also play a role in hot feet during pregnancy.
Menopause can cause hormonal changes that lead to increased body temperature and hot feet. Most women experience menopause between the ages of 45 and 55.
Poor footwear and standing or walking for long periods of time, especially in hot temperatures, can lead to hot or burning feet.
At any one time, it is estimated that 15 to 25 percent of people have athlete’s foot, a common fungal infection. Prompt treatment of this infection is important because it can spread to other areas of the body, as well as to other people.
Exposure to heavy metals
Being exposed to heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, or mercury, can cause a burning sensation in the feet and hands. If levels of these substances build up in the body, they can reach toxic levels and begin to interfere with nerve function.
Used to treat cancer, chemotherapy destroys rapidly-growing cells in the body. However, it can result in nerve damage and the associated symptoms of burning and tingling feet and hands.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
In some people, this form of hereditary neuropathy can lead to hot or tingling feet. Affecting 1 in every 2,500 people in the United States, CMT is among the most commonly inherited neurological disorders.
Chronic kidney disease
Also known as uremia, chronic kidney disease results from damage to the kidneys. The organs are no longer able to remove toxins from the body through the urine. Over time, toxic build-up can cause neuropathy.
Having low levels of the thyroid hormone — a condition known as hypothyroidism— can lead to tingling, numbness, or pain in the feet, legs, arms, or hands. These sensations occur because having consistently low body levels of thyroid hormones leads to nerve damage.
Another common cause of hot feet, excessive alcohol intake, can lead to nerve damage in the feet and other body parts, a condition known as alcoholic neuropathy.
This condition, characterized by inflammation of blood vessels, can cause pain and tingling in the feet as blood cannot flow freely to the extremities. It can result in tissue damage.
In this inflammatory condition, small groups of inflammatory cells–called granulomas–grow on the body. If the nervous system is affected, the feet may burn or feel hot.
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The treatment for hot feet varies and depends on the underlying cause of the symptoms. Treatments can include:
Addressing the underlying medical condition
When, for example, hot feet is caused by diabetic neuropathy, regulating blood sugar levels may bring relief.
Wearing different shoes every other day may be a recommended lifestyle change to help treat hot feet.
If improper shoes, sweaty feet, or recurrent athlete’s foot are causing hot feet, the following changes may help:
- Wear different shoes every other day to allow each pair to air out between wears.
- Ensure shoes fit properly and have good airflow. Use supportive inserts if necessary.
- Change socks regularly, especially after working out. Look for socks that wick moisture away from the skin, or choose natural cotton socks.
- Never wear damp socks or shoes.
- In warm weather, wear sandals that allow the feet to breathe.
- Wear flip-flops when using public pools and showers to reduce the risk of contracting athlete’s foot or another foot infection.
- Use foot powder to absorb excess moisture from the feet.
- Where possible, avoid prolonged periods of standing or walking.
- Cooldown hot feet after a long day, or before bed, by placing them in a basin of cool water.
When should I see a doctor?
People who are experiencing hot feet on an ongoing basis, or whose hot feet are severe or accompanied by other symptoms, should see a doctor to pinpoint the underlying cause.
Where nerve damage is the cause, urgent treatment is necessary to stop the progression of the neuropathy.
Seek emergency medical treatment if:
- A hot or burning sensation in the feet comes on suddenly.
- Hot feet, or any other symptoms, arising from exposure to toxins.
- The burning sensation spreads up the legs.
- There is a loss of feeling in the toes or feet.
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The more room we create, for your feet, the less restriction of cutting off circulation in your feet.
The decrease in foot circulation creates significant problems all over your body.
WIGGLE room is always needed for your feet!
Carry shoes meant to maintain the temperature of your feet if circulation has become a problem for you. All of our shoes made with therapeutic/orthopedic Construction designed to bring you ultimate comfort
A question I receive over and over again- “Why are these triple-layer, heat-moldable, custom inserts so crucial to the process of obtaining comfort for my feet?”
To understand the answer, you must first know that most pain in the feet originates from the bottom of the feet. DTF’s custom inserts mold correctly to the bottom of your feet within a short period.
They also raise the temperature of your feet by 2%, increasing the circulation in your feet and body- something we need help with as we age.
This added circulation will help reduce edema (swelling) and keep disease out of your feet- mainly diabetes.
In addition to the perfect mold and increased Circulation, we have combined superb arch support, a deeper heel cup (with more depth for added padding).
Additionally, we’ve added a T-Bar to the insert, decreasing pressure on the metatarsal of your foot.
Lastly, and more basically, our inserts offer maximum thickness throughout the entire insert.
DTF leads the industry in thickness, creating a “walking on a pillow” effect while maintaining support and stabilization for your feet.
When you purchase comfort or athletic footwear, the insert provided in the shoe is usually very poor.
They’re thin, not molded to your feet, and lack the added support you’ll find with custom inserts.
Remember, the best way to control the pain that is coming from the bottom of your foot is to use a custom, corrective insert.
Our inserts have a built-in T-bar for metatarsal support, a deeper heel cup for added stability and comfort, plus superior arch support.
If you suffer from poor circulation, our inserts help to raise the temperature of your feet by 2%, promoting blood flow and increased circulation.
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world.
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