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Is there a test to find out what is causing a burning sensation in my toe? Ie: psble nerve damage, nerve block from anesthia injections?

Is there a test to find out what is causing a burning sensation in my toe? Ie: psble nerve damage, nerve block from anesthia injections?

Nerve pain: An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can identify the cause of the burning in the foot. There are a battery of blood tests that range from B12 levels and thyroid function to blood sugar and inflammatory markers to test for neuropathy. See a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

What can cause you to have burning sensation on top of you toes?

Sensory changes: Another name : paresthesias. Direct trauma to your feet. Nerve damage from long-term diabetes (> 10 years). Other neurologic diseases (like multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, stroke, etc...). Sometimes a specific cause is not found through the battery of testing. Please talk with your primary care doctor and work on learning the cause of this problem together. ...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?

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

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Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Muy left leg has had a burning sensation for about a week now , from top right to my toes and it seems to be getting stronger, what could be cause?

Lumbar spine: Burning pain which radiates down the leg to the toes is commonly due to irritation of the lumbar nerves as they exit the spine. This could be due to a bulging or ruptured disc or just local muscle spasm. Check with your pcp for a referral to an orthopedist or spine specialist. You will likely need lumbar x-rays and possibly an MRI if it persists. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. Im 16, any idea what causes this?

Hamstring tightness: The location you described is that of your hamstring tendon. If it is tight, when you try to stretch it, it will burn and hurt. Continue to GENTLY stretch it, and eventually it will loosen up and the pain will fade. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Skin color changes: You would want to look at the black pigmentation and ask yourself. How long has it been there, has it grown over the past week/months, has it changed in size/color, etc. There are many different reasons to have pigmentation on your skin. You want to be weary of any new or changing skin lesions, especially if you have a hx of skin cancer. See your pcp/dermatologist for follow-up care. ...Read more

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Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Why do I feel burning sensation on tip of my right toe?

Possible: Small shoes low back nerve impingement nerve entrapment of localized nerve. Begining of neuropathy from systemic disease. ...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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Toes (Definition)

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