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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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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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What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

Sensory changes: Another name : paresthesias. Direct trauma to your feet. Nerve damage from long-term diabetes (> 10 years). Other neurologic diseases (like multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, stroke, etc...). Sometimes a specific cause is not found through the battery of testing. Please talk with your primary care doctor and work on learning the cause of this problem together. ...Read more

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Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Possible: Small shoes low back nerve impingement nerve entrapment of localized nerve. Begining of neuropathy from systemic disease. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

I have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

Nerve: You may have an injury to the nerve on the top of the foot . This can be caused by tight shoes or swelling. ...Read more

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I recently started to have a heated/burning sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

I recently started to have a heated/burning  sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

Few things: Could cause this. First, i would examine the skin to see if there is any sign of cracked skin, blistering or scaling as a fissure or athletes foot may be present. If not, i would question you with regards to low back pain or if you are possibly diabetic. I would also evaluate you for compression neuropathy of the deep peroneal nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have a painful, burning sensation at the base of the pad of my big toe. It started yesterday when i was practicing dance. I am 32, female, and fit?

A couple of things: There are a couple of small bones under the bone at the base of the big toe called sesamoids. These can become inflammed or cracked. Or you might have pinched a nerve in the ball of your foot. See a podiatrist for examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because i had an gout attack . What can I do about the burning sensation?

Hang in there: Gout can be a very painful condition to suffer with. As the gout attach subsides, so do the redness, swelling and pain. In the meantime take it easy and rest the foot where possible. Avoid tight fitting shoes. Take any prescribed medications, and talk to your doctor about options for pain relief. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my big toe just below the nail. Why is it so and what should I do. Thank you?

You should see: A foot doctor. An x- ray may be in order possibilities include: an ingrown toenail, a fungal toenail, a spur of bone under the nail called a sub unfurl exostosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Fungus vs dermatitis: This could be a tinea pedis(fungus infection of the skin) or a dermatitis of some type. Over the counter cortisone creams and athletes foot cream could resolve this problem. If not, then make an appointment with your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Hamstring tightness: The location you described is that of your hamstring tendon. If it is tight, when you try to stretch it, it will burn and hurt. Continue to GENTLY stretch it, and eventually it will loosen up and the pain will fade. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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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

Toes (Definition)

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