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Aloe Vera Gel for Relief of Burning in Feet

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I was wondering if anyone else has found relief from the burning and tingling in their feet with aloe vera gel? After over a year of B12 injections I was left with some numbness in my toes and burning in my soles when I had walked too much during the day. My feet were really burning one evening a couple of weeks ago. I had been on my feet all day and they felt bad. I had a bottle of aloe vera gel in the bathroom that I use for sunburn and I thought "It works to calm down sunburn so what the heck, I'll try it on my feet." Well, low and behold, the burning stopped almost immediately and the tingling subsided quite a bit. I have been rubbing it on my feet morning and night and, except for a very little bit of numbness in my toes, I feel cured. I don't know if this will help anyone else but I thought I'd let other people know it works for me.

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I will try that, it can't do any harm even if it does not work. Thanks.

Well I’m going to rush out and get some , because that’ s how my feet were left, after I managed to get rid of the numbness ,. And as beginner1says , it can’t do any harm . Thanks for that .

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MoKayD in reply to wedgewood

This afternoon I Googled aloe vera and discovered that Aloe contains B12. This a list of the nutrients in aloe vera: Aloe vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. Aloe Vera is also one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12. Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.

I find that so interesting. I wonder if topical application of B vitamins is why it seems to be working.

As I read your post I was thinking "I wonder what it's got in it and if there is something that is being absorbed dermally..." And then I saw you'd thought the same and had looked it up!

Very interesting and thank you!

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fbirder in reply to MoKayD

There seems to be no evidence that aloe Vera contains B12, although it may enhance absorption.

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MoKayD in reply to fbirder

Thank you for the clarification. There is so much I don't know/understand about my condition.

What brand name ?, is it the one for sunburns

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MoKayD in reply to Shirley7144

Hi Shirley7144,

The name is NaturSense Aloe Vera Gel. I bought it on Amazon. I think it cost $12.00.

Good to hear. My feet, ankles and calves burn so badly at night when I am trying to get to sleep. What helps me is a quick massage with Vicks Vaporub. Can’t smell it once under the covers and it translates the pain into what seems a normal reaction to the Vicks and I go to sleep

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MoKayD in reply to Gsmandin

I know it's strange, but I love the smell of Vicks Vaporub.

I have an Aloe Vera plant. I think I'll start using the gel from the leaves on my feet. I have on occasion used it on my arms, legs and face when I've been in the sun. If you have ever been to the Caribbean the locals take it from the leaves and sell it to the tourists in a bottle, for sunburn. The plant grows really well in a pot so you would have a constant supply.

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I'm also going to try -make use of my Aloe Vera plant.

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