Hot feet can be caused by several things. First of all, your feet may just be hot because you walked on a roof or on asphalt. But you could also have a medical condition such as
- Erythromelalgia – a rare syndrome characterized by the dilation of blood vessels, usually a burning pain, increased skin temperature and redness of the feet.
- Peripheral nerve compression – an intermittent or constant burning pain in the feet.
- Hyperhidrosis – is excessive sweating. It can include palms, armpits and groin and (rarely) the backs of knees. One problem is that it is most likely a symptom of something else such as excessive anxiety. A second problem is that it encourages athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and other skin conditions.
- Athlete’s foot – usually a fungus infection
- Diabetic neuropathy – causes burning in the feet, along with diminished sensation, partial inability to feel pain, numbness, tingling in the toes and sometimes increased sensitivity to pain
So we are looking at cooling socks hoping for effects similar to those of cool wraps.