Burning feet syndrome, alternatively referred to as Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, is a collection of symptoms in which the feet become excessively hot and painful. The burning feeling may intensify at night and subside during the day. The symptoms might be modest to severe. While the heat and pain may initially affect only the soles of the feet, they may spread to the tops of the feet, ankles, and even the lower legs.
Burning feet can occasionally be accompanied by symptoms such as “pins and needles” (paresthesia), numbness, redness, and edema. Generally, however, there are no visible indicators of hot feet. It may also be referred to as tingling feet or paresthesia.
Home Remedies for Burning Feet
1. Soak feet in cold water or ice bath
Burning feet symptoms may be relieved briefly by soaking the feet in ice water. A person with erythromelalgia, on the other hand, should avoid this because it could damage their skin.
2. Soak your feet in Epsom salts or an apple cider solution
Burning feet may be alleviated with Epsom salt foot baths. Before taking an Epsom salt bath, a diabetic person should consult with their doctor. This is due to Epsom salts’ potential to increase the risk of diabetic foot injury.
Also, using warm water and apple cider vinegar foot bath to treat athlete’s foot may be useful.
3. Turmeric supplements
Turmeric supplements may be used to alleviate BFS associated with damaged nerves and other nerve discomforts. Turmeric can be taken as a supplement or in the form of 1 teaspoon turmeric powder mixed with 1/4 teaspoon powdered pepper up to three times daily.
4. Apply a topical cream that contains lidocaine or capsaicin
Lidocaine is an anesthetic used locally. Medical practitioners frequently use to numb the skin prior to performing specific procedures, such as blood collection.
Capsaicin is a compound found in chili peppers that provides natural pain relief. Capsaicin has been shown to be useful in assisting with pain management. Certain medical specialists recommend topical capsaicin and lidocaine creams as helpful therapies.
5. Foot Massage
Massage boosts blood flow to a certain location of the body. As a result, if someone has BFS, they can massage their feet to increase circulation and blood flow to the places that require it. This may help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with burning feet.