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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?

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 with regards 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

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 burning sensation in my big toe just below the nail. Why is it so and what should I do. Thank you?

I have burning sensation in my big toe just below the nail. Why is it so and what should I do. Thank you?

You should see: A foot doctor. An x- ray may be in order possibilities include: an ingrown toenail, a fungal toenail, a spur of bone under the nail called a sub unfurl exostosis. ...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 painful, burning sensation at the base of the pad of my big toe. It started yesterday when I was practicing dance. I am 32, female, and fit?

A couple of things: There are a couple of small bones under the bone at the base of the big toe called sesamoids. These can become inflammed or cracked. Or you might have pinched a nerve in the ball of your foot. See a podiatrist for examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because I had an gout attack. What can I do about the burning sensation?

Hang in there: Gout can be a very painful condition to suffer with. As the gout attach subsides, so do the redness, swelling and pain.

In the meantime take it easy and rest the foot where possible. Avoid tight fitting shoes. Take any prescribed medications, and talk to your doctor about options for pain relief. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

My left little toe and my right big toe as a sharp burning sensation when stretching to the side and is clicking when pressing on top of little toe.

Burning sensation: Can be a sign of neuropathy, otherwise these toes on different feet are not related. Clicking, can be gas expelling from a joint or a tendon snapping on a piece of bone or out of a groove. You should see a foot doc and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

Unclear: Not sure why you had either/both of your plantar nerves removed - nor any past history of relevant diseases associated with a neuropathy. The innervation of the top of the foot and the bottom are different, and the lack of plantar nerve (s) make it more complex. Please consult your doctor who can sort through all of these issues to localize the issue and additional tests to define it better. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on bottom of my feet right below my big toe bone. Feels like fire. No pain no swelling or numbness. Should I get checked out?

Burning sensation on bottom of my feet right below my big toe bone. Feels like fire. No pain no swelling or numbness. Should I get checked out?

Evaluation indicated: You should be evaluated by a musculoskeletal specialist of the feet such as a podiatrist or an orthopaedic surgeon who treats foot and ankle issues. Your description of your symptoms correlates with a problem or injury to the small sesamoid bones located on under surface of the big toe ...Read more

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Pain/numbness in right leg from buttock all the way down to big toe and numbness/burning sensation in groin? Can't stand on heels either or tip toes

Pain/numbness in right leg from buttock all the way down to big toe and numbness/burning sensation in groin? Can't stand on heels either or tip toes

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand, numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand, numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

Numbness: No the burning sensation in your left 5th digit is totally unrelated to the L5 disc protrusion but could represent an ulnar nerve entrapment or too much pressure on the outside palm. ...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 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?

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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What can cause the burning sensation in my fractured foot?

Pressure: On nerve from bandage too tight or from foot swelling. ...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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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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Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Burning sensation in my toes, it happens on and off...But more frequently of late, it's only present on two toes on my right foot?

Need testing: Burning in your toes could signify a problem with your nerve endings called neuropathy. Consider getting your blood sugar tested, as neuropathy related to diabetes is common. Could be mechanical and something called a neuroma -- nerve bundle at the web spaced between those 2 toes is irritated. Wider toebox shoes and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) could help. ...Read more

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Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

Intermittent burning sensation in middle toes of one foot for a few months. Many times/day for several sec. No swelling or heat; no injury.

All burned up: Burning usually means nerve is being irritated. When it involves the middle toes there is a good chance you are developing just that. You need to see a foot surgeon to have it evaluated. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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