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My father is diabetic since 10 yrs he has some burning sensation on his foot what is the right treatment?

My father is diabetic since 10 yrs he has some burning sensation on his foot what is the right treatment?

Meds/control of DM: Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease) is a complication of long-term diabetes mellitus (DM). A frequent symptom is a burning, tingling, or cold sensation of the feet. Good control over DM is very important & checking feet daily for sores/infection is vital, also wearing foot protection always. Meds are available that can be very helpful, including pregabalin, duloxetine, gabapentin, NSAIDS, others. ...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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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 subside. The burning sensation is likely from 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 do. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening, would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath?

I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath?

This can be arthriti: This can be arthritis, but you need an evaluation including a history, physical, lab studies and imaging. You should discuss with your physician. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Depends: Some conditions, the rash appears later. May be a nerve related issue? May be a muscle problem as well (e.g. Tendon injury). If the pain is severe, i'd have your regular doctor give it a check out. ...Read more

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Painful burning sensation during sex after yeast infection treatment. Is this normal? No other symptoms present. How long does it usually take?

Painful burning sensation during sex after yeast infection treatment. Is this normal? No other symptoms present. How long does it usually take?

Depends: It may not be yeast. It might be an infection like BV or trichomoniasis. It could also be that your yeast infection wasn't treated completely. Would see your physician ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my ankles. No swelling or anything like that but about a 7 out of 10 pain.

I have a burning sensation in my ankles. No swelling or anything like that but about a 7 out of 10 pain.

Burning sensation: Sometimes in ankle sprains the nerves that supply sensation to you feet and toes get stretched and can cause a transient burning sensation. Muscle/ tendon complex can cause burning sensations when they are over stretched or injured. See you local Podiatrist for a complete foot exam. ...Read more

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Pain in ankles after shory walks burning sensation and a lot of pain that does not let me continue walking?

Pain in ankles after shory walks burning sensation and a lot of pain that does not let me continue walking?

Possibilities: Hard to tell without more of a history and examination. May need more support in form of more supportive shoes and inserts. Sounds like there may be nerve impingement. ...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

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Every time I'm in Lacrosse practice, my ankles tend to have a burning sensation that can be painful at times?

Every time I'm in Lacrosse practice, my ankles tend to have a burning sensation that can be painful at times?

Burning ankles: You need a evaluation/exam by a podiatrist or orthopedist

May just need more mechanical support for your feet and ankles

Have them check the joints and your tendons and foot position when standing

also make sure your shoes are in good shape

your growth plates should be closed 14-16 years but they may want x-rays done

Is your burning in the inside, back, front or outside of the ankles? ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation with broken ankle?

How to treat burning sensation with broken ankle?

May be normal: Burning sensation may be normal from swelling after the injury.
Check with your doctor to make sure what the problem is. ...Read more

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I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it.?

I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it.?

Need more info: Are there any changes in the skin? Are you able to move your ankle without pain? Are there any other symptoms? You may wish to just watch and wait, as it does not appear to be a pressing issue. Try using cold or warm compress and see if either one helps.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I weigh 184. I am 5"1. I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

I weigh 184. I am 5"1. I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

Intermittent: This sounds like intermittent neuritis, a temporary compression of the nerve (s) in your ankle. I would suggest that you seek a medical doctor and get checked for possible nerve disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Get checked out: This could be a sign ofa potential nerve problem. Please have this checked out my your doctor and pay attention to when these symptoms may occur, this my assist your doctor is establishing a caues of the problem. ...Read more

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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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My mom fell, hurt her ankle, and her dr told her she had a hematoma. She complains of burning sensation in that part? How can I help her

In the first: 24-48 hours ice will help limit the amount of swelling. After that hot compresses will help break up the blood composing the hematoma. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. The burning should go away when the sweeling and hematoma reduce. Make sure she does not wear restrictive shoegear that will press on the region. ...Read more

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Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what it is without looking at it. It could be a ringworm, or other infection like Impetigo.Get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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In june 2013 I had a denovo graft to repair an osteochondral defect on left ankle. I have a burning sensation and my ankle will give way. Why?

Ankle pain: You may have underlying instability of the ankle from ligament injury. The burning sensation can be from the original surgery if a sensory nerve is irritated. Check with your original surgeon and get a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I broke my ankle on 20/7. I had surgery on it on 24/7 plates and screws inserted. However at night I get a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Hi, I broke my ankle on 20/7. I had surgery on it on 24/7 plates and screws inserted. However at night I get a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Can be: The nerve endings were injured or disturbed during surgery and sensations like those can go on for months. This isn't serious as long as there is no redness, New swelling or increasing pain. ...Read more