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Burning Feet; Stiletto RX: Pillows For Your Feet™ Treatment

A progressive burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Burning feet may also be referred to as tingling feet or paresthesia. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common (see below for other causes). Most burning feet treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage and reducing pain. This pain or burning sensation could be mild to severe based on the individual.

Burning feet that occurs infrequently or for a short time may simply occur because your feet are tired or you have another form of irritation such as athlete’s foot. Please review possible causes that maybe contributing to your ailment.

  • Alcoholism or chronic alcohol use
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease (a group of hereditary disorders that affects the nerves in your arms and legs)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (chronic pain due to a dysfunctional nervous system)
  • Diabetic neuropathy (diabetes-related nerve damage)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hypothyroidism (a thyroid disorder)
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Vitamin deficiency, anemia

Another leading factor is the loss of fat on the bottom of the foot is common as we age, especially in women. This can result in a similar sensation, particularly in the ball of the foot. Dr. Levine and Dr. Lautin pioneered a new treatment, Stiletto RX: Pillows For Your Feet™, to combat this fat loss using ultrasound guidance of injectable implants.

How Does this Treatment Work?

Sculptra™, an anti-aging solution, is injected into the bottom of the foot, stimulating natural collagen growth and restoring the foot’s padding to a more plump and youthful state. Significant improvement occurs after only one treatment. The procedure earned its name after patients described the feeling as “having pillows in your feet”.

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