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I have a burning, numb,tingling sensation in my big toe what could it be?

I have a burning, numb,tingling sensation in my big toe what could it be?

Neuropathy: You have what is called a neuropathy. This can be caused by multiple things from trauma, diabetes, to a pinched nerve. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Male, middle age. Have occasional burning/tingling sensation in my 3 middle toes on my left foot only. Not diabetic.

Male, middle age. Have occasional burning/tingling sensation in my 3 middle toes on my left foot only.  Not diabetic.

A few things: It might be due to a nerve impingement such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel, neuropathy from an underlying medical condition (thyroid, circulation, diabetic issues), pain from arthritis or part of raynauds. See a podiatrist to have this sorted out. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a deer fly last eve on my foot near my toes. Swelling is moving up foot w/ burning/tingling. I norm swell up some, but this is worse?

I was bitten by a deer fly last eve on my foot near my toes.  Swelling is moving up foot w/ burning/tingling.  I norm swell up some, but this is worse?

C Ur PCP now. ..: If red sore fever chills, many B infected, so proper evaluation is needed. As long as U never had any respiratory problems, don't thing U need an Epipen but have 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with U & take it when bitten, get ice on it & stop what activity U R doing & do as I recommended. Get any toe rings off right away, they usually spread easily, cut off if needed. . ...Read more

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I have tingling burning and numbness the ball of my foot feels like walking on was of socks my second toe aches sharp pains. My second toe sticks up?

I have tingling burning and numbness the ball of my foot feels like walking on was of socks my second toe aches sharp pains. My second toe sticks up?

Morton's Neuroma: A morton's neuroma is a nerve entrapment with fibrosis and scarring. These are very common. Any podiatrist can help you with these symptoms. A dull aching pain or sharp stabbing or both that is localized near the beginning of the second toe, is not unusual. You will have many options. Good luck. Look this up on the internet. ...Read more

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The outside of my right foot has a burning and tingling sensation and it gets worse as the day goes on. I've tried all remedies, orthotics, acupunct?

The outside of my right foot has a burning and tingling sensation and it gets worse as the day goes on.  I've tried all remedies, orthotics, acupunct?

Let me try to help: This problem could related to a local nerve or to disc in the back.
The key to find what is the problem and then address it.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on top of foot, burning & tingling, radiates up outter leg almost feels like electrical sensation, what's the cause?

Pain on top of foot, burning & tingling, radiates up outter leg almost feels like electrical sensation, what's the cause?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, the process of getting sensation from your foot to your brain has many steps, and as such there are many things that can go wrong. Some possibilities include pinched peroneal nerve at the knee, pinched nerve root in the lower spine, irritation in the spinal cord itself, or a problem in the brain. A neurologist can help localize the problem and determine an effective treatment. ...Read more

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I have tingling/burning feelin on outter left foot. I have hashimotos could this be related? I'm also having the same feeling in one spot of my back.

I have tingling/burning feelin on outter left foot. I have hashimotos could this be related? I'm also having the same feeling in one spot of my back.

Unlikely: Thyoid problems usually result in symmetrical numbness in the feet.

The isolated left foot numbness could be related to priblems with the L5 nerve root in the spine, or pressure on the peroneal nerve at the knee or tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Seeing neuro for chronic foot burning, skin burning, tingling. Never had B12 checked but been on 110ug daily for a year- cud it still be low? Causes?

Seeing neuro for chronic foot burning, skin burning, tingling. Never had B12 checked but been on 110ug daily for a year- cud it still be low? Causes?

It could: It could still be low because some people have difficulty with absorption through the stomach and need to get shots to bypass it so you should still get the level checked. The bad news is that if you have a sensory motor neuropathy the list of causes is enormous and hepatitis c is on that list. The treatment to reverse it is removal of the offending agent which may or may not be possible ...Read more

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What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

What does it mean when left leg hurts to touch, move, feel like burning tingling with sharp pain running down my leg to my foot.

More information: Pain sensitive structures are irritated. Lots of things can do this. Nerve injury due to compression from internal or external sources, infection, inflammatory process, compartment syndrome, ischemia (lack of blood flow) or tumor. You need a careful exam if the problem worsens or persists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a burning type sensation in my right foot and tingling feeling in the lower leg starting at the knee. What should I do?

I am experiencing a burning type sensation in my right foot and tingling feeling in the lower leg starting at the knee.  What should I do?

Foot sensation: The only way to know what is going on is to see your doctor. Please do so. There are a number of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks post-op from ORIF R fibula. Plate & 10 screws. Have numbness, tingling, burning in foot from nerve pain. Will this heal?

I am 11 weeks post-op from ORIF R fibula. Plate & 10 screws. Have numbness, tingling, burning in foot from nerve pain.  Will this heal?

Probably!: But damaged nerves take a long time to "regenerate" 6-8 months is not unusual. Your Orthopedist will likely discuss this with you!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Tingling and burning feeling when sitting, hip, inner thigh and foot pain. Lasted 6+ weeks. No redness, feels better with heat and rest. What is it?

Tingling and burning feeling when sitting, hip, inner thigh and foot pain.  Lasted 6+ weeks. No redness, feels better with heat and rest. What is it?

Could be the back: Consider having your back examined. The lumbar region of the back is where the roots to the nerve that supply the lower leg. An orthopedist, pain management specialist or neurologist may be a good consultation to consider. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Been having pain in my right inner thigh close to a week. Burning and tenderness, also tingling in foot when I lay down. Could this be a clot?

Easy to check: These symptoms would not be typical of a clot. Most clots are relatively silent, though could have swelling or sometimes redness of the skin in the area. These symptoms you describe sound more like a nerve issue. It's easy enough to get a doppler ultrasound of your leg to check for clot if you're concerned. Having your hip and your lower back evaluated could also be quite important. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing migraines, burning and tingling of the left foot/arm, thirsty,numbness of the face, exhaustion. What are these systems associated with?

I'm experiencing migraines, burning and tingling of the left foot/arm, thirsty,numbness of the face, exhaustion. What are these systems associated with?

May not be migraine: Migraines can sometimes cause neurologic symptoms in other parts of the body that can mimic a mini-stroke (TIA). But it's important to rule out more dangerous causes like aneurysm or tumor. CT or MRI of the brain, and possibly a CTA or MRA to look for aneurysms, is probably needed. See a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why would I have burning and tingling in my hands/feet like I have rug burn? Sometimes I have twitching in my foot and inner arch pain.

Why would I have burning and tingling in my hands/feet like I have rug burn? Sometimes I have twitching in my foot and inner arch pain.

Peripheral neuritis : This could be peripheral neuritis, are you diabetic Or a smoker, please see your 1ry care physician, you might need to consult a neurologist, take multivitamins including B complex until you see your doctor. Feel better ...Read more

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Knee cap tingling. Burning bottom of foot along with sore thighs. Could this be a dvt?

Knee cap tingling. Burning bottom of foot along with sore thighs. Could this be a dvt?

Unlikely: Those symptoms are unlikely to be a DVT. However, DVTs present in many strange ways and an ultrasound ordered by your doctor is the only way to be sure. ...Read more

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Why would I have a burning and tingling in my arms, shoulders, hands, and sometimes in the foot? Had a neg brain scan and blood tests.

Why would I have a burning and tingling in my arms, shoulders, hands, and sometimes in the foot? Had a neg brain scan and blood tests.

Several...: Alcohol, some medications can have side effects like this. At your age....depending on your genetic predisposition MS is possible. B12 is a common problem with people...vegetarian, Croh's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, living with animals (parasite infestation), HIV. Syphilis. ...Read more

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Why would I have burning in my neck, thoracic spine, shoulders, knees, and bursa hip region? Sometimes I also feel tingling in arms and foot.

Why would I have burning in my neck, thoracic spine, shoulders, knees, and bursa hip region? Sometimes I also feel tingling in arms and foot.

Fibromyalgia: Is a possible explanation Need to rule out other disorders autoimmune inflammatory myositis good luck sounds like a systemic disorder from the diffuse distribution of subjective sensations ...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 have a burning sensation under big toe. What should I do?

See the doctor: May be due to low back pain. I'll fitting shoes should be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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I have a burning and numbness in the end of my big toe and down the outside?

Herniated disc: Although there are many causes of numbness in the foot. One of the main causes is a herniated disc in the back. An examination by a doctor is needed to determine the exact cause and render treatment. ...Read more

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I stubbed my 12 weeks ago big toe cold outside burning inside what could it be?

I stubbed my 12 weeks ago big toe cold outside burning inside what could it be?

Nerve trauma: Trauma to nerve or possibly blood vessels. You have had this problem for a long time. Consult with podiatrist. Is there swelling, or a wound. Can also be infection or fracture/bone injury. ...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?

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 in regard 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

Toes (Definition)

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