Grierson-Gopalan syndrome (medical condition)

Abnormal burning and stinging sensations in the feet which may be accompanied by redness and swelling. It may be caused by factors such as kidney failure, liver damage, thyroid problems, blood disorders, nerve damage, fungal infections, chronic alcoholism and ill-fitting shoes. In some cases, the eyes may also be affected. See also Burning feet syndrome

The causes of burning feet syndrome are not well understood, but there are several possible contributing factors, including:

  • Nerve damage: Nerve damage or dysfunction, which can result from conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, and peripheral neuropathy, may cause burning feet syndrome.
  • Vascular problems: Disorders that affect blood flow to the feet, such as peripheral artery disease and Raynaud’s disease, may contribute to burning feet syndrome.
  • Infections: Certain viral and bacterial infections can cause burning feet syndrome as a symptom.
  • Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, may contribute to burning feet syndrome.
  • Exposure to toxins: Exposure to certain toxins, such as heavy metals and chemotherapy drugs, may cause burning feet syndrome.

Treatment for burning feet syndrome depends on the underlying cause of the condition. For example, if the cause is peripheral neuropathy, treatment may include managing the underlying condition and taking medications to control the symptoms of burning feet syndrome. Other treatments may include topical medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes such as avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms and wearing comfortable footwear.