Burning feet is a common foot complaint among many groups, most commonly in the over 50's and in diabetics who generally experience these sensations at night time. There are many different causes of this condition and whilst some may also encounter redness and swelling, often there is no physical sign of this condition.
Causes In many cases the cause is simply due to the fact that when our core temperature is warmer (such as in summer or in bed at night), our body allows more blood to flow down to our feet than it often does when its colder. This increase in blood flow can lead to our feet feeling warmer than we are comfortable with and warmer than what we are used to and is more common in women, especially during menopause.
Other causes may include:
Dampness, together with friction, leads to the sensation of burning, so its important to buy shoes that let perspiration evaporate.
Many feet just ache and burn at the end of a long day, especially in those who are on their feet all day or are overweight (mechanical overload)