Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Burning sensation in feet. Difficulty walking or standing. What to do?

Hello Doctor, This is regarding my mother s health. She is of 65 years old. She doesn t have any B.P. , diabetics as per her every 3 months checkup . But she is very badly suffering with pricking sensation, burning and pinching in her both feet . She is suffering it from the last 4 years . But sometimes the pain is unbearable throughout the day . She cannot stand or walk for more time. Otherthan this she has no other complaints. Please please kindly tell me the reason for this pain and also the proper specialist for this problem . They stay in a town. She could show to a specialist in Vizag in Andhra Pradesh in India. Please kindly tell me your advise . We are very greatful to you.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  68
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Neurologist 's  Response
Dear enquirer

Thanks for your query

The pattern of symptoms your mother has suggest either peripheral neuropathy that is affection of the nerves of the legs or remote possibility of spinal cord problem. The investigations which mainly would help are
1. nerve conduction studies of the upper and lower limbs
2. Vitamin B 12 and Vitamin D levels
3. If indicated Protein electrophoresis
4. Urine BJ Proteins
5. ESR, RA Factor and CRP

Before all these she needs proper assessment by a neurologist. Thus i Suggest book an appointment with neurologist at VIZAG at earliest.

Depending upon these test treatment for general symptomatic relief as well as for treatment of underlying condition can be planned.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor