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What would cause a burning sensation in only the big toes and none of the other toes?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Circulation or nerve: This coukd represent neuropathy which is seen in diabetics. It coukd also be sign of poor circulation especially in a smoker . See your doctor to determine what is the underlying problem with appropriate tests such as a doppler exam.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Some possible: Plantar neuropathy, local problem of joint or bone of big toes, peripheral neuropathy, gout etc.

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Kingston, Georgia
A 43-year-old female asked:

What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Numbness: Burning pain can be the result of nerve damage. The damage can be the result of direct injury or from certain medical conditions. Damage to the spinal cord can also cause pain in the extremities. I would suggest evaluation by a podiatrist or primary care physician.

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