The burning only affects my hands and feet. It starts when I am trying to go to sleep and it also wakes me up during the night. I either use a fan or cold, wet, rags to help ease it. There are times that nothing helps. Some nights I cant sleep at all. What do you call this and what can be done for it?
This may be peripheral neuropathy. It starts that way. Do you have diabetes, a serious disease or have had very high fevers or infections before this started?
Raynauds will make your skin go white and feel incredibly cold. Then will flush and feel really hot. You can't warm the feet and you can't cool them later. Look it up on the web and they have good pics for you.
Other conditions may be due to spinal problems or other nerve involvements. Let us know what your doctor thinks it is.
Go to a podiatrist and have an x-ray of your feet. You may have mortons neuroma. Debilitating pain especially at night. Makes it very difficult to sleep, especially if you also have planters fasciitis. I am getting steroid injections in both of my feet. I'm on shot number 4 of 7 and it has helped a lot. My Dr said normally the neuroma are a size 4 and mine were an 8. So painful. I hope this helps.
I also suffer from this. In Chinese medicine they call it "5 palm heat". The fifth "palm" being your chest. You may not have noticed it but your chest will also be extremely hot. I believe that it is different from neuropathy because the heat is real. If you touch the soles or palms, they are physically hot (while the rest of the hands and feet are normal temperature) not just seeming hot as in nerve problems. There are Chinese herbs that help with it, they are called rehmannia and scrophularia. You may find them at a naturopath or Traditional Chinese Practitioners.
Generally, over-heating is considered a potential neurological problem, but it can also be the common condition 'Carpel Tunnel Syndrome'. This occurs when a tightening of the fibrous bands in the wrist obstruct the hand's nerve supply. A simple reflex test can be performed; tap the underside of the wrist with two fingers. If you feel an electric shock-like effect radiating into your hand then it could be that. A General Physician or physiotherapist would easily be able to diagnose this.
Foods high in sodium (i.e. Salty) can also cause this problem. Drinking more water in the day can counter this, as can cutting down additional salt to food during and after cooking. This lack of fluids in itself can be a factor, so regardless of salt intake - drink more water.Aside reducing sodium, it could be a deficiency elsewhere. Pantothenic acid (B5) could be lacking, or even Vitamin B12 or Magnesium.
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