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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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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


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Broke ankle in 1992 - stretched a nerve. Can nerve become irritated years later? Burning pain in top of foot. Any treatment suggestions?

Broke ankle in 1992 - stretched a nerve. Can nerve become irritated years later? Burning pain in top of foot. Any treatment suggestions?

It is possible: A nerve can be compressed in scar tissue. Can be other resons for this as well, including biomechanical as well as back conditions. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have burning pain in left top of foot?

What to do if I have burning pain in left top of foot?

Depends: On when this occurs: only on weight bearing, only when at rest or both. Initial try more supportive shoes and inserts if it maily occurs during activity. If this does not help, see podiatrist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some stretches for sciatica? Also pain on top of foot that has sciatica. Burning pain. If i put my foot in bathtub full of cold water help?

What are some stretches for sciatica? Also pain on top of foot that has sciatica. Burning pain. If i put my foot in bathtub full of cold water help?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. You could try putting foot in cold water, likely it may help a little but not much. ...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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What nerve could cause burning pain in the shins and top of feet ? Irritation?

What nerve could cause burning pain in the shins and top of feet ? Irritation?

Perhaps lower back: Nerve pain typically is a burning sensation. The fact that the symptoms are in both feet may suggest root irritation ion the lower back. Another thing to consider is a tight achilles tendon causes shin splints and can cause tendinitis in the top of the foot or ankle. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a burning sensation on top of foot?

What can I do to stop a burning sensation on top of foot?

Sounds nerve: You may have a nerve that is compressed. You want to find out what may be causing it and address the origin of the pain rather than just the symptom. This can be from swelling due to an adjacent inflamed muscle, edema from dependent positioning, engorged vessel, or contusion/injury. There can also be burning from a systemic disease, like diabetes. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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