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A 38-year-old female asked:

Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Burning: Sensations like burning and tingling can be a sign of undiagnosed diabetes or another nerve damaging condition. If you haven't been thoroughly evaluated by your podiatrist or neurologist, you should schedule an appointment right away.
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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists.
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