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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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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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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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Red soles. Burning sensation. Numb toes. Both feet?

Red soles.  Burning sensation. Numb toes. Both feet?

Neuropathy: There are a number of potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. An exam and possibly a nerve conduction test will likely determine the cause. Among the more common causes is a "pinched nerve" in the spine or a neuropathy. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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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Burning sensation in toes and bottom of both feet as well as front of right quad. Lumbosacral MRI + EMG clear. What could it be?

Burning sensation in toes and bottom of both feet as well as front of right quad. Lumbosacral MRI + EMG clear. What could it be?

Nerve pain: it sounds like a nerve problem. It still may be a pinched nerve in the lower back. Could be inflamed. You are a little young to get neuropathy, but that could be one of the possible diagnosis. May need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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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 am a diabetic taking insulin. For the past three months I have been having burning sensation in feet. What can I do?

I am a diabetic taking insulin. For the past three months I have been having burning sensation in feet. What can I do?

Diabetic neuropathy: The best treatment for diabetic neuropathy is improving your blood sugar. Although that usually improves your symptoms, medications can be helpful. Gabbapentin (neurontin) and Lyrica (pregabalin) (more expensive) tend to work well. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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