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How can it be that my ankle burns when i walk?

How can it be that my ankle burns when i walk?

Burning ankles: Burning ankles can be due to injury and tearing of the posterior tibial tendon or possible tarsal tunnel syndrome which is similar to a carpal tunnel syndrome but it occurs in your ankle instead of your wrist. It can be treated with a proper arch support. Not the doctor scholl inserts, they don't work so don't waste your money. See a foot and ankle specialist for an orthotic arch support. ...Read more

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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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When I workout my ankle hurts and burns during squats. I have to stop and touching hurts worse.

When I workout my ankle hurts and burns during squats. I have to stop and touching hurts worse.

Something is wrong: Stop excercising until the doctor figures out what it is, there are too many possibilities to describe in this little box, anything from posterior tibial tendon dysfunction to tarsal tunnel etc etc ...Read more

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I cycle a lot (very hilly in HK) and have developed some pain in my left ankle. It burns when I stretch it. Achilles' tendon or something else?

I cycle a lot (very hilly in HK) and have developed some pain in my left ankle. It burns when I stretch it. Achilles' tendon or something else?

Achilles in back: If you have pain and point tenderness over the large tendon at the back of the ankle, then yes, think Achilles tendonitis. Burning, though, is sometimes a sign of nerve inflammation. The sural nerve can be irritated near the back of the ankle as well. Talking to a doc and/or providing more details could result in more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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My entire left leg is swollen, while my right leg isn't. When i run, my left ankle/shin burns, but not like shin splints. What could be wrong?

My entire left leg is swollen, while my right leg isn't. When i run, my left ankle/shin burns, but not like shin splints. What could be wrong?

Several posibilities: This could be infection with redness, heat, pain, and swelling. This could be a blood clot with one-sided leg pain and swelling. It is not normal for an otherwise healthy young person to have either of these conditions, but both should be addressed soon. Have them checked out by your fp, because many things may cause burning swelling discomfort! ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur ankle burns after hurting it?

What does it mean when ur ankle burns  after hurting it?

Burning can : Occur secondary to soft tissue injury like a ligament sprain. It is also possible a nerve was stretched and this is the resultant feeling. The idea would be to reduce any swelling, allow the injury to rest and then rehab it as needed. If the symptoms persist sometimes a local steroid is injected to the site of origin of the burning as one of the treatment options. ...Read more

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I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and i find them when i wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and i find them when i wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Burning ankles can be from a pinched nerve at your spine, knee or ankle level. It can also be a systemic neuropathy or reaction to medication. Sounds like a visit to your favorite podiatrist for a good neurological work up is indicated. ...Read more

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