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Burning Pain in Foot Arch symptom

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  • Posted By: Trailseeker
  • July 5, 2008
  • 03:25 PM

I have not found a reasonable cause of Burning Pain in the foot arch while sitting or sleeping in a bed. Most diagnosis tend to start with Diabetes which I do not have, yet.

This sympton of "burning pain in arch of the foot", is recent and same time the Index finger of one hand starts swelling in that joints of middle finger.

I have no known diseases prior to this recent (less than 45 days) continuing condition. Except excess weight and continuing loss of eyesight requiring increased eye glasses magnification over past 5 years.

Foot Burning sensation in the arch and targeted to upper area of arch is my concerns. This occurs on only one foot. Hand on one hand for swelling described above.

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  • Out of curiosity is the pain somewhat itchy? The burning pain in the foots arch sounds like Athlete's Foot, which doesn't necessarily occur only in athletes. If I remember correctly it's a fungus and it usually occurs because the shoe is old, about 2 or more years, and feet sweat. When the feet sweat particles that float around naturally sink into your shoe and thus begin to form fungus, which is what Athlete's Foot is. When the foot sweats in a way it becomes more prone to getting the Fungus that has already made its home in your shoe.What I recommend is either washing your old pair of shoes, or buying a new pair, and also buying Athlete's Foot Powder. Simply sprinkle some in your shoe not only will it kill the Fungus, it will also help your foot.Don't quote me on this but to my knowledge and experiences that's basically what it sounds like to me.
    Tiedye 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • Seems you mis read my question. This is NOT a skin pain. No itching involved,and you have a WrongDiagnosis. Np pressure by pressing on skin area causes pain. This BURNING pain is not a skin disease.:cool:
    Trailseeker 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you been to a podiatrist? It sounds like plantar faciaitis.
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  • It sounds like plantar faciaitis.:) Excellent possibility! Yet no one seems to exclaim a "Burning sensation Pain in area of bone". There is no "Heel" pain. The existing pain is not like pins or needles, but a on again & off again temporary "burning sensation". Perhaps Plantar Faciaitis patients do have such Burning Sensation, but until someone lists "burning pain symptoms" among those who deal with the problem as professionals state so, I can only say, perhaps it is an excellent possibility. From what I can research, more women than men, seek help for those high Heels used to impress men while they are young that may be the root cause of Plantar Faciaitis on bottom of their feet or arch aches.:)
    Trailseeker 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • All your symptoms can be from undx'd tick infections.""Index finger of one hand starts swelling in that joints of middle finger. Except excess weight and continuing loss of eyesight requiring increased eye glasses magnification over past 5 years."" This occurs on only one foot. Hand on one hand for swelling described above ""Bartonella {is related to cat Scratch disease} causes "Burning sensation Pain in area of bone". Some people have this in the foot/feet and some in the shins. Many people have the symptoms only on one side, with Lyme.Do a search at http:www.lymenet.org and you will find a lot of info there. Good Luck, ~~JerseyLymie
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  • I wonder if you may have gout. If it were just your feet plantar fasciitis might fit. But you describe pain in swelling in a joint as well, and it happens at the same time. If it is gout, changes in diet may help. Try here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/DS00090 and for diet: http://arthritis.about.com/cs/gout/a/foodstoavoid.htm
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  • Please check into M.S. Some of your symptoms are similar to M.S. Symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 02:24 PM
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  • Plantar faciitis doesn't hurt if you're in bed, it generally hurts in the morning or after long periods of being off your feet. I had it in both feet, it was burning and stinging pain, but it never hurt when i was in bed or had my feet up. What you have sounds like my dad's diabetic neuropathy. Check with a podiatrist or a neurologist.
    JennNYC 14 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 03:09 AM
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  • I have not found a reasonable cause of Burning Pain in the foot arch while sitting or sleeping in a bed. Most diagnosis tend to start with Diabetes which I do not have, yet.This sympton of "burning pain in arch of the foot", is recent and same time the Index finger of one hand starts swelling in that joints of middle finger.I have no known diseases prior to this recent (less than 45 days) continuing condition. Except excess weight and continuing loss of eyesight requiring increased eye glasses magnification over past 5 years.Foot Burning sensation in the arch and targeted to upper area of arch is my concerns. This occurs on only one foot. Hand on one hand for swelling described above.There are several things this could be. Just like the person mentioning MS... I will mention that those are also symptoms of Lyme Disease. It gets crazy how many things can be possible Lyme or tick borne disease. If you read a bit about it, you will see if any other symptoms are bothering you. With be FEET, HANDS and EYEsight... look into different conditions. My feet go so sensitive that the weight of the sheet was killing me. My doctors check hard for diabetes, but it wasn't that it was lyme with me. Good Luck with you pain, if you have any questions about Lyme I will be happy to guide you to more information.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 06:02 AM
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  • I too have this, it can be as simple as wrong shoes and unrelated to your other problems. i am back to running after baby and am bigger and may need better shoes... my arch closer to the heel burns and I don't have to be on it, etc. It's not so painful as it is annoying though. Good luck, don't panic it may not be as serious as lupus or ms.
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  • Foot nerve entrapment???Tarsal tunnel syndrome
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2009
    • 04:39 AM
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    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 05:48 AM
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  • I had all those symptoms, the pain in my arch were only if I sat too long or after waking up. It started in just one foot and gradually became both one being worse than the other, also experienced weight gain and swollen hands and eye sight getting worse. It turned out to be Hypothyroid.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2010
    • 05:05 AM
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  • I was suffering from the same thing on my left foot and was diagnosed with plantar faciaitis. I have been taking strong anti inflammatories for 4 days and it is much better.I have not found a reasonable cause of Burning Pain in the foot arch while sitting or sleeping in a bed. Most diagnosis tend to start with Diabetes which I do not have, yet. This sympton of "burning pain in arch of the foot", is recent and same time the Index finger of one hand starts swelling in that joints of middle finger. I have no known diseases prior to this recent (less than 45 days) continuing condition. Except excess weight and continuing loss of eyesight requiring increased eye glasses magnification over past 5 years. Foot Burning sensation in the arch and targeted to upper area of arch is my concerns. This occurs on only one foot. Hand on one hand for swelling described above.
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  • It's not a solution but I thought I was going crazy that my right foot (only) hurts when I sit or when I'm in bed. I'm glad to hear this is a symptom of others although I don't wish it on anyone else. Podiatrist only prescribed ice and Capzasin which only made it burn worse. Also wrapping was painful so I discontinued that as well. Maybe an orthopedist is what I need. Many doctors just want to prescribe orthotics without a diagnosis! To top it off I have a Morton's neuroma in the same foot and plantar fasciitis in my left. Not a good situation to be in when one is active.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2010
    • 09:28 PM
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  • I also have burning sensation in arch of right foot only ,it does not hurt to touch.I had back fusion one year ago today L4 - L5 burning started 3 weeks ago thought it was my shoe but it is now getting worse not even wearing shoes!!! It would come and go and now is just a constant ache
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