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Pain in the heels. No diabetes. Have low vitamin D. Reason?

The soles of my feet feel raw and pain shoots thru end of toes which feels like knives. I cannot sleep at night from shooting pains in both feet and the hot then cold temperature changes throughout the night are driving me insane. However,I have lots of pain during the day as well. I no longer am able to do my chores at home or go shopping as the pain becomes unbearable. I have had to stop exercising as the pain is too great, I have had several blood tests and I do not have diabetes according to these tests and others. I do have low vitamin d . At times my feet and toes feel numb and also my right arm . None of my current doctors know how to treat my problem. I am scheduled to see a foot doctor the middle of April. I have been extremely miserable of late with the pain and I am anxious to see what foot doctor will advise. What are your thoughts on my painful feet and soles?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Although the most common cause for such burning or hot feet is due to neuropathy caused by uncontrolled diabetes,but there are other causes also for such symptoms.In many cases, this feeling intensifies in the night and some people find it difficult to even sleep,as it is happening in you.Most cases are observed in people over fifty, though many younger people suffer too.
Causes could be ....
Obese people standing for long time can result in fatigue.
There could be a fungal infection of feet.
There can be some allergic reaction to synthetic socks.
Sometimes person may get some repetitive stress injury due to pressing of nerves in runners,joggers,dancers etc.
Consumption of alcohol or tobacco or smoking .
Deficiencies of VIT B6 or VIT B 12 
Thyroid conditions,
Heavy metal poisoning etc.

The ultimate treatment depends upon finding the cause and rectifying it but in mean time you can do following..
Soak your feet in cold water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Apply aloe Vera gel on feet.
Change your socks to good quality cotton socks.
Consult our doctor for the detailed investigations and diagnosis.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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