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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Sole Of Feet Causes

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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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What would cause a burning sensation on the bottom of my foot?

What would cause a burning sensation on the bottom of my foot?

Nerves: Most burning type of pain is caused by a nerve problem.
Depending on the location of the pain on the bottom of the foot it may be caused by plantar fasciitis entrapping the nerve at the side & bottom of the heel. If at the level of the toes it could be a neuroma. If you are a diabetic it could be neuropathy.
If it persists you need to see someone. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on outside of the top of my left foot. What could have caused this?

See below: You could have had an injury creating swelling and pain or you could have pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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Can vulvodynia cause a burning sensation in the foot as well?

Can vulvodynia cause a burning sensation in the foot as well?

Vul;vodynia: Not usually affecting the foot; however there may be a co-morbid disc problem that inflicts pain to the foot. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot?

What could be the cause of a burning sensation on the right leg and mostly on the foot?

Many things: Multiple things can cause a burning or prickly sensation. Common causes are diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol abuse and thyroid dysfunction. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Unlikely: Kidney stones if obstructing the outflow (ureter) can cause pain elsewhere in the back, chest, pelvis, testicles in men, but it would be most unlikely to have burning in your foot from the stones. Do you have nausea and vomiting? Any other pain or fever? ...Read more

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Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Burning sensation in top of right foot by all toes lasts for 10 sec comes &goes. Told docror. Not concerned. Not diabetic. What would cause this?

Varies: There is a nerve on the tip of the foot that supplies that area and is superficial, it is possible that you are developing a neuroma there. I would make sure you are not wearing any shoe wear that could be irritating the top of the foot. There are other potential causes as well. Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist or orthopedist for it. ...Read more

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What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and I thought my

What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and I thought my

Neuroma: Burning in the ball of the foot is indicative of a neuroma, inflamed nerve from irritation from tight and narrow shoes or trauma to forefoot. Treatment usually is reducing the swelling in the nerve: ice, elevating the foot, Motrin or even a steroid injection into the swollen nerve in the foot. An x-ray can be taken to rule out stress fracture. Burning can also be neuropathy if you have diabetes. ...Read more

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Cronic ankle pain, burning sensation from the viens on top of my foot with painful pulsating. When ankle pain reaches the peak there's an audible pop with pain then euphoric relief. Causes?

Cronic ankle pain, burning sensation from the viens on top of my foot with painful pulsating. When ankle pain reaches the peak there's an audible pop with pain then euphoric relief. Causes?

Chronic anke: How old are you & did you have any trauma recently? Any excessive exercise or venous insufficiency? Audible pops usually are from a pulled tendon or ligament like Achilles tendon. Consult with us to see if you need to get an MRI. ...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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Can you advise me if having burning sensation in foot its a problem?

Yes: Burning pain can be caused by several conditions, including diabetes, sciatica and lumbar spine issues. Burning pain is nerve related and finding the cause will help with the treatment. If the pain constant and wakes you up at night it could be neuropathy. If it is intermittent and worse when standing or sitting for long periods, it may be from your back. See a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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I have athletes foot and burning sensation under my scrotum?

I have athletes foot and burning sensation under my scrotum?

Tolnaftate: A tolnaftate cream is still probably best for most athlete's foot, a diagnosis a lay person can make easily. I'd apply it to the sensitive area on your bottom as well and see what happens. Keep these places dry especially after you exercise. If you don't get a good result in a week, physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Burning sensation inside my left foot for long?

Tarsal tunnel: One possibility is that you might have tarsal tunnel syndrome. This a compression neuropathy similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand. One has to see if there is any foot anatomic defect which is causing more pressure along that tibial nerve. I would recommend seeing a pmr doctor who specializes in this or a podiatrist. Sometimes EMG testing is needed. Braces, cortisone injections are tx. ...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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Burning sensation, pain on soles of foot, even in cool climate?

Burning sensation, pain on soles of foot, even in cool climate?

Two main reasons: You have neuroma in the foot which could cause that, or neuropathy in the in he nerve (inflammations) check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on top of foot. Not hot or swollen.?

Nerve: Could be irritation to the superficial nerves close to the skin surface. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the top of my left foot, and also have a burning sensation.

Could be: Arthritis or gout. See your doctor for an evaluation to best determine what it is. ...Read more

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Every time I walk and there a burning sensation up my side of my foot, what did I do, what to do?

Every time I walk and there a burning sensation up my side of my foot, what did I do, what to do?

Have it looked at: If the problem has persisted for two weeks you can get an emg-ncs study to see if a nerve has been pinched. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

Need more info: There may be something that is causing nerve irritation. That could be caused by improper posture, trauma (tight shoe?) jogging or running, lifting something heavy. The complaint is so diffuse that I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm getting burning sensation in foot, am diabetic recently detected age 30 male-is there any problem?

What to do if I'm getting burning sensation in foot, am diabetic recently detected age 30 male-is there any problem?

Neuropathy: This may or may not be the result of diabetes. Have your physician check this out to determine cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain, more like a burning sensation on the outside of my foot, where the 5th metatarsal is located, what could that be?

I have a pain, more like a burning sensation on the outside of my foot, where the 5th metatarsal is located, what could that be?

Hard to say: Could be many things like neuroma, capsulitis, irritated nerve (s), metatarsalgia, neuropathy, etc.... More than likely it's just a temporary condition. Give it a couple of days and if symptoms don't subside go visit your podiatrist. ...Read more