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

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

Bad shoes perhaps: Most likely your shoes could be compressing a sensory nerve near the ankle. Ah fashion! but you could also have a pinched nerve in your back (unlikely unless you have back pain radiating to your left side). Another possibility is peripheral neuropathy but you would probably have other areas of lower body numbness. See a podiatrist if this bothers you. ...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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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 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

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I have a burning sensation on the arch of my foot. It comes on really quick and goes fast as well but they are getting more frequent

I have a burning sensation on the arch of my foot. It comes on really quick and goes fast as well but they are getting more frequent

Whenever : Whenever i hear the word "burning, " i think of an issue with a nerve. There is something called tarsal tunnel syndrome, which is like carpal tunnel in the hand, but in the foot. The posterior tibial nerve, which runs just behind the inside of the ankle, gets compressed between bone and a ligament, which can cause all sorts of problems, most notably pain anywhere on the bottom of the foot (and arch) as well as burning, numbness and other weird sensations. I recommend you see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon and have this looked into. This is not something that shows up on an x-ray, but an x-ray is a good idea, just to make sure nothing else is wrong. Sometimes, tarsal tunnel syndrome can result from a bone spur pressing up against a nerve too. There are both conservative and surgical approaches to this. Hope this helps! good luck! ...Read more

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Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since  itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Itching in pregnancy: thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy - and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. it's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...Read more

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I sliced my foot and it started bleeding on a metal stick under my bed.I cleaned it after 15 min but i hav a burning sensation around my cutInfection?

I sliced my foot and it started bleeding on a metal stick under my bed.I cleaned it after 15 min but i hav a burning sensation around my cutInfection?

Get tetanus booster: irrigation is very important and sound like mate was not dirty in outdoor ground. But still any deep wound has risk of tetanus and booster is needed every 10 years. Burning sensation is normal and some numbness of injured superficial nerves can happen . Watch for redness, oozing pus, - sign of infection. If wound is deep - get to doctor for stitches within 24 hours after injury . Keep pressure ...Read more

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I have cerebral palsy and sometimes my feet get swollen and I feel a pinching and burning sensation when I move my foot. What could this be?

I have cerebral palsy and sometimes my feet get swollen and I feel a pinching and burning sensation when I move my foot. What could this be?

See doctor: With such an underlying illness you need to stay close to your doctor. You may have injured the foot and perhaps do not even know. Let your doctor check you ...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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