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Burning sensation in right arch of the foot?

Burning sensation in right arch of the foot?

A few things: It could be due to plantar fasciitis, an injury, overuse, worn out shoes, tarsal tunnel syndrome (think carpal tunnel but at the ankle level instead of wrist), arthritis, peripheral neuropathy due to radiculopathy (spinal nerve issues) or medical reasons (such as diabetes, thyroid or circulatory issues). See a doctor to have all this sorted out for you. ...Read more

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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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I have a burning sensation on the arch of my foot. It comes on really quick and goes fast as well but they are getting more frequent

I have a burning sensation on the arch of my foot. It comes on really quick and goes fast as well but they are getting more frequent

Whenever : Whenever i hear the word "burning, " i think of an issue with a nerve. There is something called tarsal tunnel syndrome, which is like carpal tunnel in the hand, but in the foot. The posterior tibial nerve, which runs just behind the inside of the ankle, gets compressed between bone and a ligament, which can cause all sorts of problems, most notably pain anywhere on the bottom of the foot (and arch) as well as burning, numbness and other weird sensations. I recommend you see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon and have this looked into. This is not something that shows up on an x-ray, but an x-ray is a good idea, just to make sure nothing else is wrong. Sometimes, tarsal tunnel syndrome can result from a bone spur pressing up against a nerve too. There are both conservative and surgical approaches to this. Hope this helps! good luck! ...Read more

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Went to podiatrist and had laser treatment done. Still getting burning sensation in feet in area between toes and arches.

Went to podiatrist and had laser treatment done.  Still getting burning sensation in feet in area between toes and arches.

Burning of feet: It sounds like you have peripheral neuropathy and are taking medications like gabapentin. I am not sure that laser therapy is a definitive treatment for this condition. Perhaps you should followup with your primary care doctor to be sure that other conditions like diabetes are ruled out. Referral to a neurologist may be beneficial if you have not been to one. ...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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