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Burning in the feet, causes and natural remedies

Burning in the feet, causes and natural remedies

Burning in the feet: let's see all the characteristics of this discomfort, the causes and natural remedies to be adopted to prevent the burning from compromising our health.

Burning feet is not a real pathology, but an annoying condition that, if underestimated, can have serious consequences. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the feet can continue to have good health.

Burning in the feet, causes

The causes of this annoyance are many; they can also be less serious or perhaps due to, for example, a vitamin deficiency or inflammation.

Trivial causes of burning in the feet

Often the cause is due to uncomfortable or too tight shoes. The foot cannot move properly and begins to rub against the shoe, causing burning. Bad habits can also lead to burning in the foot. For example, if you walk poorly or tend to walk with a crooked back, this unpleasant sensation is very likely to occur. Staying on your feet for too long can also cause burning feet. Another cause can be caused by excessive weight, since the foot inevitably suffers.

More serious causes of burning feet

Burning feet can be a symptom of a disease; this is the case, for example, of diabetes, rheumatism, dysfunctions of the nervous system, venous insufficiency. in fact, the potential triggers are many; for this reason it is good to investigate to understand the cause of the burning. A lack of protein or vitamins or a lack of thyroid function can also trigger burning in the feet.

Burning in the feet, natural remedies

As already mentioned, the burning in the feet could be due to a bad habit. In any case it is advisable to contact a specialist to solve the problem adequately.

In the meantime, we can relieve the burning in the feet and that bad feeling of having a hot foot or both thanks to the home remedies you find in this guide. These remedies are entirely natural and therefore there is no risk of experiencing unpleasant side effects.

Chamomile oil

Chamomile essential oil is highly valued for its sedating and relaxing properties. It is therefore an ideal product to relieve burning in the feet. The substances contained in it promote the circulation of the feet and attenuate the inflammation in progress.

What we need

  • 10 ml of chamomile essential oil
  • 5 ml of olive oil

How to proceed

  1. Pour the ingredients into a bowl and mix well
  2. Apply the mixture on the feet by practicing a light massage for about 5 minutes
  3. Repeat the treatment every evening for at least a week

Ginger and coconut oil

This natural treatment is able to relieve inflammation, pain in the feet and relieve the feeling of heaviness in the lower limbs

What we need

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil

How to proceed

  1. Pour the ingredients into a bowl and mix well until you have a homogeneous mixture
  2. Apply the mixture on the feet by practicing a light massage, for about 5 minutes
  3. Rinse the residues with warm water
  4. Repeat the treatment every evening for at least a week

Witch hazel water

Witch hazel water is a natural tonic that is truly effective against burning feet; relaxes the legs and relieves problems related to venous insufficiency. Its active ingredients, in fact, promote blood flow and also reduce swelling, a sense of heaviness and burning in the feet.

What we need

  • 3 tablespoons of witch hazel flowers
  • 500 ml of water

How to proceed

  1. Pour the flowers into a saucepan with water and leave to boil for about 5 minutes, over low heat
  2. Cover and leave to infuse for about half an hour.
  3. Transfer the witch hazel water to a basin and soak your feet for about half an hour
  4. Repeat the treatment every evening until the burning disappears

Apple cider vinegar

This natural ingredient has calming and anti-inflammatory properties. The substances present in apple cider vinegar not only relieve burning in the feet but also prevent the proliferation of fungi by preventing skin infections.

What we need

  • 750ml hot (lukewarm) water
  • 60 ml of apple cider vinegar

How to proceed

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and put your feet to soak
  2. Keep your feet in the water for about half an hour
  3. Repeat the treatment every evening for at least 15 days


Video: Causes of Burning Feet. Dr. Dan Bhakta. Top10MD (September 2021).