Burning foot

pedro58 Member Posts: 16
My foot is very hot and red across the metatarsal, feels like it's on fire and hot to touch the rest of it feels normal. I don't have a sock or slipper on that one because it's so uncomfortable. Any advice would be appreciated.


  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,578
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Pedro,

    Thank you for posting your message on our forum. It sounds as if you’re having a difficult time with your foot at the moment. I am not sure what type of arthritis you have but it may help to speak to your GP or consultant whether there are any medication treatment options available to you to help with the swelling or the pain?

    It may help to speak to a podiatrist for the kinds of footwear that might be more suited to your feet? There is a booklet on feet, footwear and arthritis on the Arthritis Research Campaigns website that may be useful: http://www.arc.org.uk/arthinfo/patpubs/6012/6012.asp

    If you would like to speak to someone please feel free to call us on our confidential free phone helpline number on 0808 800 4050.

    Best wishes
  • pedro58
    pedro58 Member Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Jaslin the booklet is very helpful.