A burning sensation in your feet

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readApr 7, 2020


Imagine not looking forward to sleeping at night.

Or, more specifically, going to bed. For some reason, that is your biggest challenge in life that you have to overcome, and what’s worse is that you actually have to overcome it once a day.

Let me go on a little side trip for a couple of seconds:

This reminds me of something that happened to me the other day. A date that went horribly wrong. Be that as it may, but my date revealed that she had to take painkillers for her feet and only managed to sleep a couple of hours a night.

Sounds like a truly awful life, wouldn’t you say?

Now, I won’t address that issue anymore here. I thought it’d just make for a great point about what I’m about to say.

Because, even though this particular date was a little overweight, I don’t think she suffered from neuropathy.

It’s a condition that a lot of people who get type 2 diabetes have. Getting type 2 diabetes in itself doesn’t mean you’ll get neuropathy, but it’s sort of the first step towards this condition.

It’s a horrible thing, indeed.

Pain, severe pain in one’s extremities is normal. Particularly toes, fingers, hands and wrists.

One older lady so brilliantly described it as ‘It burns so much in my toes I cannot even have a blanket on when I sleep at night’. The quote is strictly paraphrased, just so you know. Not only that, but I also believe she proceeded to say that she couldn’t sleep much because of the pain in her toes and when she managed to sleep, she couldn’t even turn around because it would hurt so much in her toes.

A valid part of this story is that this woman wasn’t exactly slim. She was rather obese and probably had suffered from this condition for years.

Leave the ‘Oh, but it’s her own fault!’ accusations for another time. I’m not trying to hand out guilt. I don’t even know this woman’s story (in addition to obvious Internet laws, since the stort is based on hearsay, that’s why I don’t reveal her name and identity).

So, this older, overweight woman struggled to sleep at night because her toes were burning.

Personally, I value my sleep. I need 8 hours a night. Period.

I can only imagine how horrible it must be not actually being able to looking forward to go to bed. It’s an integral part of life.

Now, a lot of patients suffering from Neuropathy try all sorts of medical aids. Both those over-the-counter drugs and drugs that require prescriptions. Usually they have so difficult and long names that I really don’t remember them. It really doesn’t matter.

What most of these people have in common is their weight.

They’re fat. Like seriously overweight.

So, in my medical opinion, I’d say they should start by changing their lifestyle. Eat healthy and eat less calories. Focus on working out. A lot of them are old, and the older and more obese one is, the more difficult it is to get started.

It may be that some of them maybe even cannot work out at all.

But what they all can do is change what they put in their mouth.

It’s the easiest thing to do.

Also, a lot of people who suffer from pain in their extremities have benefitted from using CBD oil. It’s not like a miracle where the pain magically just vanishes overnight, but there does seem to be a correlation between the reduction of pain and usage of CBD oil amongst those who have neuropathy.

Whatever floats your boat, just keep in mind one thing.

There are plenty of CBD oil stores out there.

Wouldn’t hurt to try it if your toes are burning, would it?