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Causes Of Burning Sensation In The Toes
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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