|Gluten Sensitivity Neuropathy (Celiac Disease)|
This is a proposed autoimmune disorder induced by celiac disease. Gluten (from Latin gluten "glue") is a protein composite that appears in foods processed from wheat and related species, including barley and rye.Wheat, barley, and rye arecomposed of gluten that may induce an antibody reaction in susceptible individuals. These
antibodies are thought to be directed against Purkinje cells and other nervous system tissue
leading to a variety of disorders including cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy, and myoclonus as well as burning feet..
. These included ataxia (difficulty walking)
Peripheral neuropathy (burning pain and numbness)
Myopathy (weakness of hips and foot muscles)
Ataxia with myoclonus (Jerking in legs with difficult in keeping balance)
Myelopathy (weakness of both legs),
Dementia (Memory disorder)
. The same author has reportedup to 40% of patients with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy have anti-gliadin antibodies(Hadjivassiliou, 2002). These are antibodies found in Celiac disease patients. So all you have to do is to go on a celiac diet, which is to avoid Gluten found in wheat, millet, rye.
If you are a man with celiac disease you will have some penile numbness and weakness with burning feet. In a woman with burning feet she will have dryness of the vagina.
For detailed info on Celiac see this page.
Small fiber neuropathy also causes burning feet sensations and this is caused by autoimmune inflammatory disease the condition is reversible with treatment please see the small fiber neuropathy page.
If you have a difficult time getting a diagnosis then asimple test can show your problem and is done within five minutes.
Symptoms are pain, burning, numbness, and autonomic dysfunction (lack of sweating) in the hands and feet in a stocking-glove distribution. Strength is not affected. Tendon reflexes are normal, as are nerve conduction studies.
Peripheral nerve fibers can be classified according to size, which correlates with the degree of myelination.
Large nerve fibers are heavily myelinated and include A-alpha fibers, which mediate motor strength, and A-beta fibers, which mediate vibratory and touch sensation.
Medium-sized fibers, known as A-gamma fibers, are also myelinated and carry information to muscle spindles.
Small fibers include myelinated A-delta fibers and unmyelinated C fibers, which innervate skin (somatic fibers) and involuntary muscles, including cardiac and smooth muscles (autonomic fibers). Together, they mediate pain, thermal sensation, and autonomic function.
In every child the Gluten diet should be tried and replacement of vitamin B12, D and C. These should come from natural sources.
Potatoes are a excellent diet along with sweet potatoes and brown rice for details see the diet chapter.
Electromagnetic stimulation devices are very helpful used at home please see this section for details. More information is provided in the research section below for the specific device.
Remove chemically colored foods , chips , snacks from their diet.
Remove the constant electromotive forces around the child.
Please see detailed info on burning feet on this page
There is a detailed scientific discussion on diagnosis , treatment and causes of burning feet here