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My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

Burning sensation: Can be a sign of neuropathy, otherwise these toes on different feet are not related. Clicking, can be gas expelling from a joint or a tendon snapping on a piece of bone or out of a groove. You should see a foot doc and have it checked out. ...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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Touch to outside of little toe feels awful, brings on burning pain, separating 4th and 5th with cotton ball makes touch ok. Sural nerve? Interdigital?

Touch to outside of little toe feels awful, brings on burning pain, separating 4th and 5th with cotton ball makes touch ok. Sural nerve? Interdigital?

See below: Could be irritated nerve. May also be due to corn in between toes or even Athletes foot. Make sure shoes are not too tight. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bursitis on little toe, got cortisone shot, pain is gone in toe but still have burning pain side top of foot, is ok to use DMSO?

I was diagnosed with bursitis on little toe, got cortisone shot, pain is gone in toe but still have burning pain side top of foot, is ok to use DMSO?

Go for it.: It works for some people more than others. I have used it and it did the job. Along with using DMSO, you might explore the reason why the bursitis started in the first place. DMSO, in this case, is a treatment not a cure. ...Read more

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Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Itching in pregnancy: Thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy - and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. It's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...Read more

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Last 7 days I have had a numbness, burning sensation in my right arm and foot. Also pins & needles. Had it before and went away after a little physio

Last 7 days I have had a numbness, burning sensation in my right arm and foot. Also pins & needles. Had it before and went away after a little physio

Tell ur Neurologist?: You have a neurologist for your seizure disorder. They are more than capable of addressing this. Personally, I would go to the emergency room now to have this addressed. Maybe your neurologist can meet you there. I would go right now. ...Read more

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On my left foot, I have needle pinching pain. I have little burning pain on the ankles. I am pre-diabetic, but my glucose/sugar not that high.?

On my left foot, I have needle pinching pain. I have little burning pain on the ankles. I am pre-diabetic, but my glucose/sugar not that high.?

Unlikely Diabetes: If not diabetic and sugars well controlled its not likely a neuropathy due to diabetes. However, most often the pain and feet tingling are related coming from the back (sciatica). If you are not improved in a few days, I would suggest you see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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My little toe is burning on the inside what us it?

My little toe is burning on the inside what us it?

Could be fungus: That is the most common culprit in that area or it could be the fourth toe and fifth toe rubbing against each other, sometime there may be a corn on either toe. If you see any peeling its likely fungus, or a crack in the web. So apply antifungal if its the latter put cotton in between the two toes to avoid them hitting each other. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Need testing: Burning in your toes could signify a problem with your nerve endings called neuropathy. Consider getting your blood sugar tested, as neuropathy related to diabetes is common. Could be mechanical and something called a neuroma -- nerve bundle at the web spaced between those 2 toes is irritated. Wider toebox shoes and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) could help. ...Read more

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I rubbed the skin on my little toe raw, doing a 5k walk. It hurts, and feels like it is burning. How do I stop the pain, and heal the skin?

I rubbed the skin on my little toe raw, doing a 5k walk. It hurts, and feels like it is burning. How do I stop the pain, and heal the skin?

Skin wound: Keep the area clean and apply antibiotic ointment. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help with pain. The skin will heal quickly as long as you're generally healthy and no infection is not present in the wound. If no improvement within 1 week, see you primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have a painful burning sensation that originates on the medial side of my big toe and radiates through the top of my foot when I point my toes.

I have a painful burning sensation that originates on the medial side of my big toe and radiates through the top of my foot when I point my toes.

Nerve problem: These type of symptoms are usually associated to irritating a nerve. If you were to tap on the nerve you can usually reproduce the symptoms. Obvious treatment, do not irritate the nerve. There are a few ways in doing so. Not comfortable trying to treat over internet. ...Read more

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Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

All burned up: Burning usually means nerve is being irritated. When it involves the middle toes there is a good chance you are developing just that. You need to see a foot surgeon to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Have burning pain in ball of left foot near last three toes, mostly after work or standing all day. What should I do?

Have burning pain in ball of left foot near last three toes, mostly after work or standing all day. What should I do?

A neuroma: Is a possibility (pinched nerve). Have it examined for an accurate diagnosis. Wear shoes with soft leathers in the uppers and a relatively thick sole. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Varies: There is a nerve on the tip of the foot that supplies that area and is superficial, it is possible that you are developing a neuroma there. I would make sure you are not wearing any shoe wear that could be irritating the top of the foot. There are other potential causes as well. Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist or orthopedist for it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

Unclear: Not sure why you had either/both of your plantar nerves removed - nor any past history of relevant diseases associated with a neuropathy. The innervation of the top of the foot and the bottom are different, and the lack of plantar nerve (s) make it more complex. Please consult your doctor who can sort through all of these issues to localize the issue and additional tests to define it better. ...Read more

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Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. Of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. Of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Burning foot: Burning on side of foot could be nerve being compressed in foot but doesn't sound like interdigital nerve compression. Depending on the final diagnosis there are options available like medications which work on nerves (amitryptyline, nortyptiline), or decompression surgery or nerve block. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My left foot shakes when I curl my toes. Last february I had a sharp burning pain around my ankle. That has cleared up but now my foot shakes.?

My left foot shakes when I curl my toes. Last february I had a sharp burning pain around my ankle. That has cleared up but now my foot shakes.?

Nerve compression: You may have a compressed nerve in your ankle and foot. Soft tissues around the ankle can add pressure to a large nerve which can then cause twitching, burning and sharp shooting pains into your foot and toes. ...Read more

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I am having sharp and burning pain in the right side of my foot. It hurts to walk or put pressure on it. Starts from pinky toe accross the side?

I am having sharp and burning pain in the right side of my foot. It hurts to walk or put pressure on it. Starts from pinky toe accross the side?

Trauma?: It could be many things. Burning usually signifies a nerve issue and the outside of your foot is L5 which originates in your lower back. So if it's not trauma or infection it may be an issue with your lower back. ...Read more

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I have, I think, psoriasis on my hands and feet. Shooting, burning pain in both 2nd toes & pain in foot pad just behind 2nd toes. What could it be?

I have, I think, psoriasis on my hands and feet. Shooting, burning pain in both 2nd toes & pain in foot pad just behind 2nd toes. What could it be?

Fascia and food: So much pain in the body is from repetitive injury to muscle and fascia that you might seek examination by a specialist who understands myofascial pain. The pain in your feet can come from your calves, feet, or even thigh and buttocks. Psoriasis and this pain can also be related to inflammation from your food. Stress may also contribute.
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Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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I have had a lump on the bottom of big toe on right foot for 5 days. It swollen, red and burning pain, at least at times. I do have RA. I was thin?

I have had a lump on the bottom of big toe on right foot for 5 days. It swollen, red and burning pain, at least at times. I do have RA. I was thin?

How red, how hot.: I guess RA might be a possibility, but my money goes with gout as a better possibility. There could be a cellulitis secondary to overuse, trauma or even foreign body insertion. Clearly, possibilities would be better understood with a evaluation of the area and some simple testing. ...Read more

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Warm burning sensation in top of right foot. Into toes. Comes & goes. Doc wasn't concerned. Not diabetic. Could this be blood clot maybe?

Warm burning sensation in top of right foot. Into toes. Comes & goes. Doc wasn't concerned. Not diabetic. Could this be blood clot maybe?

Not clot!: No, not a blood clot. Some of your nerve branches may have been irritated by tight fitting footwear or trauma. Please modify your footwear. If symptoms persist, need to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Symptomatic: If you don't have gout or active arthritis, then quite likely you have nerve pain. For that, you can try several things: such as liniments, Lidoderm patches, or anticonvulsants--which are good for chronic nerve pain. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation on bottome of foot?

How to treat burning sensation on bottome of foot?

SOME THOTS: You could possess a local nerve compressive phenomenon, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, but might be also developing a systemic peripheral neuropathy. On occasion, plantar fasciitis or even heel spurs are the culprits. A podiatrist can ferret out the answer and perhaps provide control or alleviation. ...Read more

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Heel of foot burning pain?

Heel of foot burning pain?

Multiple Causes: There could be multiple causes ranging from injury of the heal tissue or bone to diabetic nerve pain. You should be evaluated, a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more