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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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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 been getting a burning sensation on the top of my right foot and my right side of my face.

I have been getting a burning sensation on the top of my right foot and my right side of my face.

Not typical: Burning in areas that are supplied by different nerve endings could be a sign of polyneuropathy. There are many causes of neuropathies. You should see a neurologist for this, especially if you have numbness in the areas in addition to burning. ...Read more

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No I have not seen a neurologist for my tingling and burning sensation on the top of my left foot. Any ideas on what it could be besides diabetes?

No I have not seen a neurologist for my tingling and burning sensation on the top of my left foot. Any ideas on what it could be besides diabetes?

Nerves: Many orthopedic deformities can cause "Neuropathies" In patients at certain areas such as a bad back or nerve entrapment in the hip or knees ...Read more

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4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.

Nerve irritation: This sounds like an irritation of the L5 nerve root or distal peroneal nerve. Check back with your surgeon. Re-imaging with MRI or myelogram, or electrophysiological workup (EMG) may be helpful to pinpoint the problem. They may start you on Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) medication which reduces nerve pain. Short course of steroids (cortisone) may help but will slow down your fusion. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on top of feet, has moved up to calves and now knees. Is it possibly from wearing heels at work for 6 days straight? Something else?

Burning sensation on top of feet, has moved up to calves and now knees. Is it possibly from wearing heels at work for 6 days straight? Something else?

Possibly: Possibly from the strap or tightness from the heels and more likely from walking at fast pace at work too. The swelling from your feet can press against the straps in your heels to impingement sensation at the superficial nerves on your foot. Not sure how burning traveled benefit your legs to calves and then to the front again of your knees. ...Read more

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