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I have sharp stabbing pains in my feet. Sensations like walking

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I have sharp stabbing pains in my feet. Sensations like walking on hot coals after walking for a short while.

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Are there associated symptoms like weakness or tingling at the legs? Do you have any diagnosed medical condition? Were any investigations done to see for the cause?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Doc Ken


Yes I have tinkling in my feet and legs, but I put that down to dry skin on my legs. My medical conditions are as follows:

High blood pressure controlled by Adizem XL 120mg and Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg. Once each per day.

Unknown allergies controlled by Cetirizine 10mg. Once a day.

Gastric reflux controlled by Omeprazole caps 10mg. Once a day

Bladder weakness controlled by Oxybutynin 2.5. Three per day.

Slight depression controlled by Fluoxetine 20mg. Once a day.

Pregabalin 50mg caps, twice a day.

In the last year I had 4 toes straightened.

I had a removal spleen op when I was eleven.

My feet have been troubling me for the last 8 years or so. I have been referred to a Nuerologist twice, they stuck pins in my feet and requested I use the tablets mentioned.

But still they are troubling me.

Is it some sort of decease? Or have I over used the poor things?


Maureen Constable



I do understand your anxiety.

There are many causes for feeling hot {burning} at the feet. The cause can be - Diabetes/ vitamin deficiency/ irritation of the nerve at the spine level/ side effect of the medicine/ reduced blood flow to the lower limbs {secondary to atherosclerosis}.

Next step - A physical evaluation {Internist is preferred} along with few investigations like blood tests/ MRI Lumbar spine/ EMG/ color doppler for lower limb arteries would give us more answers.

Till than - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking.

Wish you well.

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