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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In Ankle

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40 yr old healthy male has random burning sensation inside right ankle bone. No injuries. What could be likely cause?

40 yr old healthy male has random burning sensation inside right ankle bone. No injuries. What could be likely cause?

Ankle pain: two common causes of pain without trauma are gout and neuropathy. When docs here burning pain we think more of nerve pain, see your doctor for a check and possible EMG test along with some basic labs. ...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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What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

Foot swelling: What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lymphatic circulation, causing impairment in drainage so fluids build up in the feet & ankles with prolonged standing or walking. The tingling burning sensation that comes with the foot swelling is due to sensory nerve impingemt. ...Read more

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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed unknown problem with muscles in my hips since age 6, causes knees and ankles to turn in when walking. Pain and burning sensation more often?

Diagnosed unknown problem with muscles in my hips since age 6, causes knees and ankles to turn in when walking. Pain and burning sensation more often?

Femoral anteversion: On of the more common causes of "In/toeing" is known as femoral anteversion, in which the femoral neck of the hip is angular end anteriorly. This can cause a person to swing the leg internally at the hip to try to out it in a more neutral position. It can be associated with symptoms along the tensor fascia Lata that can cause hip and knee pain. Therapy can often help dramatically for symptoms. ...Read more

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7 weeks after simple fib fx and sprained ankle. Still get horrible shooting pain and burning sensation in ankle. Is this normal?

Postinjury neuralgia: When you injure your ankle, the most common way is to turn the foot in on the leg (as opposed to the foot going out in relation to the leg). That is why it is called an 'inversion sprain'. In order to have fractured the fibula (and, unfortunately, you give no indication of whether the fracture was below, at or above the ankle mortise), you have to turn, pull and stretch things--including nerves. ...Read more

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The past few days I've been experiencing a burning sensation lasting a few seconds on my rt front part of my ankle nowhere else. What is this?

The past few days I've been experiencing a burning sensation lasting a few seconds on my rt front part of my ankle nowhere else.  What is this?

Pressure: This could be due to prolonged pressure on that ankle,like sitting crosslegged, it should go away in a day or two, if persists then see your PCP. ...Read more