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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
1,260 doctors shared insights

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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After a fall I have burning pain on side of knee when touched, what could cause this?

After a fall I have burning pain on side of knee when touched, what could cause this?

Trauma: Simply trauma to the nerves, soft tissue, and even the bone from the contusion of the fall. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the side of my knee. It is particularly painful if i kneel on it. It feels like a hot poker is being inserted.

Watch it.: Watch it. If it gets red, hot, swelling and very painful you should get it looked at today, otherwise, see your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago.Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago.Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

Peroneal nerve?: The common peroneal nerve is susceptible to injury at the level of the knee as it circles the fibula. Findings can be subtle or absent on MRI (especially early) and xray won't see it. Ask your doctor if your symptoms and signs suggest peroneal nerve injury. Ultrasound can be used to see if the nerve is swollen by comparing the symptomatic side with the opposite side. ...Read more

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What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

More info: To help you, more information is required. How old are you, how long has the sensation been present, is the burning constant or intermittent, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee?  This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more

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What causes knee burning pain?

What causes knee burning pain?

Many causes.: It could be arthritis, soft tissue inflammation or a meniscal tear, just to name a few possibilities. Any of these could cause a burning sensation within the knee. See am orthopedic knee specialist, who can get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Knee pain: It could be iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS. Do following exercises if no better see your provider for a knee examination: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/91129-treatment ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

Knee burning: Knee burning can be an infection occurring, it could also be back related or skin related, or vitamin deficiency. Please see your doctor to find source of your burning sensation. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


Pain Or Discomfort, Burning Or Stinging (Definition)

Pain or discomfort, burning or stinging ...Read more