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What's Afoot When A Patient Complains Of A Hot Foot?

Question

I have been experiencing one “hot foot.”

This problem comes and goes hourly and is something that I only notice at the bottom of my foot. I just completed a battery of tests, and all the results came back excellent in terms of bloodwork, an EKG, a stress test and more.

As background, I don’t suffer from diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia — or any other diseases — and I am not on any type of medication.

Please advise what I should do. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but on the other hand, I don’t want to ignore a potential health problem. I’m 63 years old and my health is A1 to me, but I’m just not sure where I should go from here.

Thank you for your response!

Answer

For your “hot foot,” the best advice I can offer is to go see a board-certified podiatrist — or a neurologist.

When you experience burning just on one side of the body or a limb, this is usually is due to something physical. Perhaps the issues is the result of something pressing on the nerves that lead to that area of the foot (from the lower spine under the buttocks.) Another possibility is that there’s more weight on the ball of that foot.

We are pros at treating all types of foot and ankle issues – from heel pain to sprains and broken bones to unexplained issues such as your hot foot.

We hope this helps, and good luck!