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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Burning sensation in soles - Natural Home Remedies

Burning sensation in soles, also known as burning feet syndrome, is a condition that causes pain, tingling, numbness, and heat in the feet. It can affect people of any age, but it is more common in older adults and people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, nerve damage, or poor circulation. Burning sensation in soles can interfere with daily activities and sleep quality, and it can also indicate a serious underlying problem that needs medical attention. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor if you have persistent or severe symptoms, or if you have other signs of infection, injury, or nerve damage.

However, if your symptoms are mild or occasional, you may benefit from some natural home remedies that can help soothe the burning sensation and improve your foot health. Here are some of the most effective home remedies for burning sensation in soles:

  • Soak your feet in cold water. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to relieve the burning sensation and reduce inflammation in your feet. Cold water can numb the nerves and blood vessels that cause pain and heat. You can fill a tub or bucket with cold water and immerse your feet for about 15 minutes, or until you feel relief. You can do this several times a day, especially before going to bed. However, avoid using ice-cold water or soaking your feet for too long, as this can damage your skin and worsen your condition.

  • Apply turmeric paste or oil.Turmeric is a spice that has many health benefits. It can help improve blood circulation, heal skin infections, and reduce pain and swelling in your feet. Turmeric contains a compound that can relieve pain and burning sensations. You can make a turmeric paste by mixing turmeric powder with coconut oil, and apply it to your feet. Alternatively, you can mix turmeric juice with olive oil, and massage it gently on your feet. You can also drink turmeric water by adding turmeric powder to a glass of water, and consume it once or twice a day.

  • Use ginger. Ginger is another spice that has many health benefits. It can help reduce inflammation, fight infections, and improve blood flow in your feet. Ginger also contains a compound that can activate the heat receptors in your body and produce a warming sensation that can counteract the burning sensation. You can use ginger in various ways, such as adding fresh or dried ginger to your tea, food, or water, or applying ginger juice or oil to your feet. You can also make a ginger compress by soaking a cloth in warm ginger water, and wrapping it around your feet for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Elevate your feet and legs. This is a simple way to reduce the pressure and swelling in your feet and legs, and to improve blood circulation. You can elevate your feet and legs by placing them on a pillow, a stool, or a chair, or by lying down with your feet above your heart level. You can do this whenever you feel pain or discomfort in your feet, or when you are resting or sleeping.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Wearing tight, ill-fitting, or high-heeled shoes can worsen the burning sensation in your feet by causing friction, pressure, and poor blood flow. You should wear shoes that fit well, have enough cushioning and arch support, and allow your feet to breathe. You should also avoid wearing shoes that are made of synthetic materials, such as plastic or rubber, as they can trap heat and moisture, and increase the risk of infection. You should also wear socks that are made of natural fibers, such as cotton or wool, and change them regularly to keep your feet dry and clean.

These are some of the natural home remedies that can help you cope with the burning sensation in your soles. However, these remedies are not a substitute for medical treatment, and you should always consult your doctor before trying them, especially if you have a chronic or serious condition that affects your feet. You should also follow your doctor’s advice on how to prevent and manage the underlying causes of your symptoms, such as diabetes, nerve damage, or poor circulation. By doing so, you can improve your foot health and quality of life.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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