Health - Wellness
What It Could Mean If Your Feet Burn At Night
Every day, our feet are busy taking us from one place to another and helping us balance our bodies in an upright position. On average, American adults put their feet to work for 5,000 to 7,000 steps each day.
However, for some people, foot pain starts when they are off of their feet and resting at night. If you have burning pain in your feet at night, you shouldn't overlook it, because it could be your feet's way of warning you that there's a problem with your heart.
Your burning foot pain may be a sign of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which affects between 8 to 12 million adults in the United States, but is underdiagnosed. PAD occurs when plaque, also known as atherosclerosis, builds up in the arteries of your legs.
PAD is not the only possible culprit of burning foot pain. In fact, your culprit may be as simple as wearing shoes that are too tight, but regardless, experts recommend seeing your doctor if you have burning foot pain.