Burning Feet and Hands – What can be done?
Burning feet and hands, especially at night, are a symptom of neuropathy (nerve damage).
Nerve damage can occur due to:
- Disease (such as diabetes)
- Medications (especially Statins – cholesterol lowering drugs)
- Vitamin Deficiency
- an unhealthy diet
- or just toxins in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe.
Whatever the cause, the myelin sheathing (protective covering) of nerve cells can be damaged and may continue to degenerate. This is similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation, and the insulation is beginning to crumble. Without insulation the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.
In the same way, when the sheathing of nerve cells degenerates, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as burning, tingling, pain, numbness, etc.
When this occurs it can show up as burning hands and fingers, and in your legs as burning feet and toes.
The burning will not just go away – it will get worse unless you do something about it! The burning fingers will become burning hands, then burning arms. The burning toes will become burning feet and eventually burning legs.
Drugs are available that can sometimes mask these symptoms, but do nothing to address the actual problem. They also come with long lists of side effects, often including the same symptoms they are masking.
It has been known for some time that increasing the levels of Thiamine (vitamin B1) in the blood stream is a very effective way to help build healthy nerves and provide nutritional support for those who have symptoms of neuropathy.
It has also been found that symptoms of neuropathy can be caused and made worse by insufficient amounts of vitamin B12 in the body. Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells and it has been shown in studies to promote the regeneration and growth of nerve cells.
The proper solution should provide the nutrients your body needs to build and maintain healthy nerves.
What is the Next Step?
Now that you know more about neuropathy, here are your choices:
You can continue on with what you've been doing, or
You can take action today, right now, and change your life, by learning more about what you can do about it.
Fortunately, your body is very resilient and operates in a very intelligent manner, if you give it the right fuel and the right nutrients, it will respond very quickly.