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Tips Of Toes Burning
A few things: Burning pain under the big toe (hallux) can be due to a lot things- neuropathy (from medical problems like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation), arthritis, osteoporosis, underlying bone deformity, callus, wart, foreign body or another injury. A podiatrist can help with the diagnosis and offer treatment options. ...Read more
Burning toe: There are many cause for burning toe but the most common cause I see is neuroma. Does it feel like there is a something moving in the area or is there a stabbing pain when you walk or squat. If so it is likely to be a neuroma with what you are describing. Your podiatrist can treat this for you. ...Read more
Nerve compressed: Usually it involves the nerves being compressed and inflamed or otherwise called a neuroma. The third interspace of the foot is the most common and called mortons neuroma. Usually an cortisone injection with orthotic/nsaid use helps alleviate the pain. Surgery involves either removing the nerve or more recently decompressing the area where the nerve is located if conservative therapy fails. ...Read more
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
It depends.: A burning sensation on the top of a big toe might have many causes. When did the burning sensation start? Is it intermittent or constant? Is there anything you have discovered that makes it worse or better? Has anything recently changed in your life with regard to medicine, diet, or exercise that might have preceded the experience of burning in your toe? ...Read more
Probably neuropathy: Burning sensations are indicative of a neurological problem. It can be difficult to determine the cause of some neuropathies. Neuropathic symptoms are often worse at night. You should have a complete physical exam ...Read more
Possible neuroma: If the pain is between the 3rd toe (middle) and the 4th toe, next to little toe, this is most likley a morton's neuroma. This is an enlargement of the nerve in this region which becomes pinched or irritated by the surrounding structures. This is also called a positive mulder's sign. Corisone injections or alcohol sclerosing injections can be helpful. Wider shoes can help, surgery last resort. ...Read more
Could be fungus: That is the most common culprit in that area or it could be the fourth toe and fifth toe rubbing against each other, sometime there may be a corn on either toe. If you see any peeling its likely fungus, or a crack in the web. So apply antifungal if its the latter put cotton in between the two toes to avoid them hitting each other. ...Read more
You need to figure: Out why you are swollen......then determine if the stinging and burning are related or not....what did your doctor say? Have you seen one? If not, it would be a good time too.... ...Read more
Herniated disc: Although there are many causes of numbness in the foot. One of the main causes is a herniated disc in the back. An examination by a doctor is needed to determine the exact cause and render treatment. ...Read more
Many causes: Burning pain in the feet has a large differential diagnosis. If there is no external sign of rash or inflammation, it is likely neurological. Diabetes is a prime offender, but many other conditions can cause neuropathic pain. There is little you can do at home without an accurate diagnosis. See your doctor or podiatrist for an exam and appropriate lab work to properly diagnose your problem. ...Read more
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
I danced for most of my life. I am 21. And I often get painful burning, and sharp pains in my left second and third toes. Nerve damage?
Possibly.: May be a local problem (ex. Interdigital neuroma), foot problem involving the sole of the foot (ex. Medial plantar neuropathy, tarsal tunnel) or a soft tissue or bony problem (ex. Stress fracture, metatarsalgia, or flexor tendinopathy). There are other things to consider and this should be evaluated by an orthopedist, podiatrist or pm;r doctor. ...Read more
I had quite a large rose thorn stab into my toe deep enough to bleed quite a bit. Happened over 6 hours ago and it feels like it's burning on fire?
You should soak that TOE (FOOT) in plain WATER
for the rest of the day and into the night for as long as you are awake...the thorn contains many organisms and you must be watchful for infection (continued pain/fever) In addition you need a TETNUS update!
SO a visit to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is indicated!)
Hope this helps ...Read more
I am experiencing peppery pains on my left side of the body from the head to the toes of my leg. It will just be as its put by the side burning flame?
My left big toe has been hurting me for 8 months now. It has gotten worse. At first it was just a burning sensation in the toe, but now hurts so bad.?
My neck constantly grinds loudly-always pops-catches a nerve down to r toe-burning & tearing sensation on l side w/ headaches sometimes. What is this?
Some of the symptoms are consistent with degeneration arthritis of the spine and associated muscle spasm which may explain the headaches as well as the symptoms descending to your big toe.
The body is one unit and one part does affect the other.
See your family md for workup. ...Read more