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Doctor insights on: Severe Burning Sensation Under Feet

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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 is the reason for having severe heel pain and burning sensation on the foot?

What is the reason for having  severe heel pain and burning sensation on the  foot?

Plantar fasciitis. : The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. Check with your doctor to rule out nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Can a severely narrowed bilateral neural foramina cause skin burning sensation in feet & legs? MRI says there is this narrowing.

Possible: Depends on level of narrowing - would have to involve multiple levels to cause this. Important thing is to rule out other medical conditions that can be potentially more serious like untreated diabetes, vascular disease, low vitamin levels, kidney/liver disease, medication side effects etc. Doctor can rule these out and then if left with diagnosis of narrow foramina that may need neurosurgery eval ...Read more

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Started having severe leg,foot cramps with burning sensation. Hurts to walk OR rest. Legs keep going numb...should i be worried????

Started having severe leg,foot cramps with burning sensation. Hurts to walk OR rest. Legs keep going numb...should i be worried????

You should be: seeking a medical evaluation, is what you should be. I don't know what you have, but if you're not sure whether you should be worried, then you should be at least concerned. Could be minor, could be serious, but you won't find out sitting in front of a computer. An actual live doctor needs to lay actual hands on you in an actual brick-and-mortar office. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

Related?: If all of these symptoms are inter-related you may have a neurological problem. Suggest you see a neurologist and if they feel that there is a need for imaging or other studies that may help to define what is going on. ...Read more

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Is a severe burning sensation normal after a broken bone? My mom broke her ankle 3 weeks ago and is now having severe burning sensations on the top of her foot. She says it feels like an iron or hot pokers are touching it. Her doctor loosened the bandages

Is a severe burning sensation normal after a broken bone? My mom broke her ankle 3 weeks ago and is now having severe burning sensations on the top of her foot. She says it feels like an iron or hot pokers are touching it. Her doctor loosened the bandages

While : While it may be expected to have some discomfort, there are some types of pain that may signify something amiss. Burning or electrical type pain is often described as "nerve pain", meaning there has been something that has occurred to a nerve in the area in question. Sensation to the top of the foot is from the superficial and deep peroneal nerves. The superficial peroneal nerve may have been stretched at the time of the original injury, compressed by dressings or injured a the time of surgery (you didn't mention whether she had had a surgery for the fracture. It may be specfic to this nerve or may come to encompass the entire foot/ankle in what some doctors call a complex regional pain syndrome. Ask your doctor about this. There are some medications that have been shown to help this sort of pain. A pain relief doctor (a subspecialty of anesthesia) may be consulted as well. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of a burning sensation in the feet?

What are some possible causes of a burning sensation in the feet?

Many: Back problems i.E hernaited disc, nutritional deficiencies, localized entrapments of nerves like a neuroma, or tarsal tunnel syndrome, side effects of certain medications, to name a few. ...Read more

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Occasional burning sensation on bottom of feet?

Occasional burning sensation on bottom of feet?

Knowing your medical: history would help……diabetes can cause this, herniated discs in the back can be a cause, vitamin deficiencies can be a cause…etc etc ...Read more

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