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Severe burning pain in back of heel of foot was on my feet all day and I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Severe burning pain in back of heel of foot was on my feet all day and I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Burning heel: With your history of Cerebral Palsy and being on your feet all day. I wonder if you may be stretching your tendons more than usual. See your doctor for an assessment and care. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

ANKLE PAIN: You want to go see a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedics because you might have a possible fracture, severe ankle sprain, cellulitis or vascular condition. The only way to diagnose these condition is by a physical exam, blood work, cultures if open wound followed with diagnostic/radiographic testing. ...Read more

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What do a burning pain in the back of your heel means?

What do a burning pain in the back of your heel means?

Bone spur: You may have a thickening of the heel bone in the back of the heel. This is where the achilles tendon attaches. The tendon itself can also be inflamed. You need to check shoes that may be rubbing against the back of the heel, ice. ...Read more

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Burning sensation/pain in the back of my right heel. Any thoughts, suggestions, or way to "fix" this? What could it be? It's so painful.

Burning sensation/pain in the back of my right heel. Any thoughts, suggestions, or way to "fix" this? What could it be? It's so painful.

A differential: Diagnosis would include: Achilles tendonitis, partial tear of Achilles, haglund's deformity, calcific tendonitis, posterior heel spur, nerve entrapment.
Try hot water Epsom salt soaks. Try wearing a backless shoe like crocs or a clog, antiinflammatories if not contraindicated. See foot/ankle doc for xrays and evaluation. ...Read more

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I ran a 200-350lb laundry bin up on the back of my heel this afternoon. There is already bruising/30min-1hr later, and a burning sensation is it brok?

I ran a 200-350lb laundry bin up on the back of my heel this afternoon. There is already bruising/30min-1hr later, and a burning sensation is it brok?

Go get checked: Get x-ray. Get evaluated. That's alot of weight and blunt trauma can cause a fx or rupture of the tendon. Error on the side of caution and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a breast augment on sept18th, I'm still using the ted stockings and sleep on my back. Most nights I wakeup with a burning pain on my heels. Normal?

I had a breast augment on sept18th, I'm still using the ted stockings and sleep on my back. Most nights I wakeup with a burning pain on my heels. Normal?

Burning feeling: This is not a normal feeling. I would recommend that you see your general practitioner about this. He or she should be able to sort out the causes of the burning sensations that you're having in your heels. There are quite a number of possible causes for that. Best wishes to you and hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right buttock, accompanied by burning that picks back up a few inches below my knee and runs down the outside of my leg, through the heel. Presents only with sitting. Possible causes?

Piriformis syndrome: Maybe a "peripheral sciatica", and the nerve could be compressed by the piriformis muscle. Alternatively, could possess focal sacro-iliac dysfunction, and perhaps best source for relief of both from a visit to osteopathic specialist. ...Read more

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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder?

See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have a burning pain in back and leg?

A pinched nerve: A pinched nerve or compressed nerve root (sciatica) can cause a burning pain in the back going down the leg in the distribution of the nerve which is compressed. The most common causes of pinched nerves are herniated discs and bony spurs. ...Read more

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I apply icy hot on my leg and it works but hours later a burning sensation comes back. Why?

I apply icy hot on my leg and it works but hours later a burning sensation comes back. Why?

Short acting: Icy hot doesn't last very long. The real question is why do you have burning pain in your leg? If your primary care doctor can't figure it out as k your doctor to refer you to a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

Need more info: There may be something that is causing nerve irritation. That could be caused by improper posture, trauma (tight shoe?) jogging or running, lifting something heavy. The complaint is so diffuse that I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. What could this be?

I have a shooting/burning pain in the back of my left leg. The pain happens off and on about 25-30 times a day. What could this be?

Leg pain: The burning pain you describe is most likely a neuropathic type of pain, but the question is what is aggravating your nerve. The most common cause is a pinched spinal or paraspinal nerve, but other causes such as diabetes, shingles, vitamin B12 deficiency and a few others need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor. An EMG test may show the origin of the problem. Blood tests and MRI may also help ...Read more

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I've been getting this burning pain in the left side of my left leg for a week now. Recently I ended up jumping back thinking I got close to an iorn?

Neuropathic pain: Sounds like a neuropathic pain (pain originating from a nerve tract). Typically this is a shooting/stabbing pain. Do you have a history of diabetes? Any decreased sensation or even hyper sensitivity in that area? History of recent trauma to the region? Or extensive exercise? The discomfort should resolve in time, if it is due to trauma or activity. If not then you may need an MRI for further eval ...Read more

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Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Get checked out: This could be a sign ofa potential nerve problem. Please have this checked out my your doctor and pay attention to when these symptoms may occur, this my assist your doctor is establishing a caues of the problem. ...Read more

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Burning pain from lower back down left leg intensified when sitting for long periods and over eating?

Burning pain from lower back down left leg intensified when sitting for long periods and over eating?

Lower back pain...: The symptoms described could be related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, intervertebral disc derangement (herniated disc), discogenic pain, compression neuropahty, enthesiopathy, facet arthropathy, spondylolisthesis, spondylolytis, compression fracture. Further evaluation by your healthcare provider, physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Yes: Because the disc is impinging the nerve that goes down your leg. Treatment options include conservative treatment, steroid injections, and surgery depending on extent of the herniation, symptoms, signs, etc. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back and right leg. Should I see a chiropractor or someone else?

Burning pain in lower back and right leg. Should I see a chiropractor or someone else?

See pain management: Specialist. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I damaged my ACL & perneal nerve causing foot drop. Is burning & pain normal? What can they do to treat the foot drop and will I get sensation back?

I damaged my ACL & perneal nerve causing foot drop. Is burning & pain normal? What can they do to treat the foot drop and will I get sensation back?

MBB brace is best: If the nerve is damaged then foot drop may be permanent. The brace I described is the latest. Very comfortable and unintrusive. Therapy can help wth strength and reeducation of the muscles. ...Read more

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4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

Nerve irritation: This sounds like an irritation of the L5 nerve root or distal peroneal nerve. Check back with your surgeon. Re-imaging with MRI or myelogram, or electrophysiological workup (EMG) may be helpful to pinpoint the problem. They may start you on Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) medication which reduces nerve pain. Short course of steroids (cortisone) may help but will slow down your fusion. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. Pain stays mainly in thigh area. Buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. Pain stays mainly in thigh area. Buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exam to determine if you need additional test like imaging and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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Should I be very concerned if I have a burning sensation on my right foot? A week ago I got a lumbar epidural steroid for my hernated disc.

Should I be very concerned if I have a burning sensation on my right foot? A week ago I got a lumbar epidural steroid for my hernated disc.

Concerned: Enough to discuss. With the doc who gave you the shot. Herniated disc in the lumbar region can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant & last night woke up w/ the back of my left calf aching & w/ a burning sensation. My leg has been aching all day. Whts going on?

Leg pain: Leg cramps at night are fairly common during pregnancy however pain in a calf with a burning sensation could also be the beginning signs of a blood clot. If it is a blood clot, that is serious. Therefore you should contact your OB right away to be examined and see if it is concerning or not. ...Read more

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I have lower back tightness; however a nagging, slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh). Not the?

I have lower back tightness; however a nagging, slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh). Not the?

Both back and: Hip problems could be giving you these symptoms. You will need to be evaluated, examined and probably x-rayed to determine the cause and recommend a treatment plan. Make an appointment with your primary health care provider as a start. ...Read more

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Tkr done on 10.12, all kinds of problems occured, now have burning pain in thight, knee, leg, ankle, they say it is coming from my back, esi today, 6 months?

Hard to say: Its difficult to say without knowing more of the details, examining you and seeing your imaging studies. Typically burning pain from the thigh to the ankle wound suggest a back issue. Follow your doctors advise and follow up as scheduled. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. In the right butt check and down the leg. Also burning pain in right hip.?

Pain in the back: The set of symptoms described most likely relates to nerve compression as they exit the spine. This is most commonly due to spinal stenosis or possibly a prolapsed disc. Further evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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Burning pain from lower back, to right butt all the way to my right foot. Can't sleep at night. Undergoing physical therapy for 2 yrs. Rite dr. Needed?

Burning pain from lower back, to right butt all the way to my right foot. Can't sleep at night. Undergoing physical therapy for 2 yrs. Rite dr. Needed?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


Pain Or Discomfort, Burning Or Stinging (Definition)

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