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I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it. ?

I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it. ?

Need more info: Are there any changes in the skin? Are you able to move your ankle without pain? Are there any other symptoms? You may wish to just watch and wait, as it does not appear to be a pressing issue. Try using cold or warm compress and see if either one helps. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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 weigh 184..I am 5"1..I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

I weigh 184..I am 5"1..I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

Intermittent: This sounds like intermittent neuritis, a temporary compression of the nerve ( s) in your ankle. I would suggest that you seek a medical doctor and get checked for possible nerve disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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In june 2013 i had a denovo graft to repair an osteochondral defect on left ankle. I have a burning sensation and my ankle will give way. Why?

In june 2013 i had a denovo graft to repair an osteochondral defect on left ankle. I have a burning sensation and my ankle will give way.  Why?

Ankle pain: You may have underlying instability of the ankle from ligament injury. The burning sensation can be from the original surgery if a sensory nerve is irritated. Check with your original surgeon and get a reevaluation. ...Read more

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4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when i turn my head/back down?

4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness  and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when i turn my head/back down?

Sciatica : You may have a condition called sciatica which occurs when the nerve going to your leg is pinched as it comes out of the spine to give the pain down the leg and back. Have your primary care doctor check it out to make sure your leg muscles are not getting weaker because of the nerve problem. This doctor can refer you to the appropriate specialist you need to see. Please get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath ?

I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation,  difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue,  can't bend over and breath ?

This can be arthriti: This can be arthritis, but you need an evaluation including a history, physical, lab studies and imaging. You should discuss with your physician. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My son had micro fracture surgery on hos left ankle, he plays pro basketball, he now complains of some pain and a burning sensation running up ankle ?

My son had micro fracture surgery on hos left ankle, he plays pro basketball, he now complains of some pain and a burning sensation running up  ankle
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Surgeon follow up: Even with the great advances in medicine, there is still no such thing as a risk free surgery. Every surgery runs the risk of developing complications. Pain and burning may be normal in the immediate post operative period. Close follow up with his surgeon is encouraged to ensure these symptoms are normal and not the result of unwanted complications. ...Read more

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I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle ?

I have like toothache pain in my left leg especially my foot knee and hip it has a burning sensation in foot and slight swelling around ankle ?

Neuritis /tendinitis: It is important to perform a complete lower extremity history and physical examination. There could be several different diagnosis for this condition. Each lower extremity system (integument, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal) should be thoroughly evaluated. Once.A proper diagnosis can be established, then a treatment plan can be implanted. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

Numbness: No the burning sensation in your left 5th digit is totally unrelated to the L5 disc protrusion but could represent an ulnar nerve entrapment or too much pressure on the outside palm. ...Read more