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Top of left arch popped during ballet class followed by mild pain and a burning feeling. Pain around the highest point of my arch/big toe metatarsal.

Top of left arch popped during ballet class followed by mild pain and a burning feeling. Pain around the highest point of my arch/big toe metatarsal.

Ice, rest, pain meds: The injury during "ballet class' may have caused a sprain or strain in the muscles or tendons in your foot. Acutely, after the injury I would ice the area for 15 -20 minutes several time a day in first 24- 48 hours.I suggest taking either acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain. You should have the injury evaluated by your physician in the next 24-48 hours because X-rays may be needed. ...Read more

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I had big toe fusion 20 days ago.He use 2titanium screws. My foot has a burning & numb feeling. Is the burning normal? I don't go back in for 2weeks.

I had big toe fusion 20 days ago.He use 2titanium screws. My foot has a burning & numb feeling. Is the burning normal? I don't go back in for 2weeks.

It might be: That is a lot of surgery on a relatively small structure...lots of nerves affected. Nerve injury can often result in a burning and numb feeling. So I believe it is probably within normal healing expectations. But I am sure your surgeon would want you to call if you have any questions or concerns, so I would feel free to check it out with her/him, too, Hope you heal well and fast. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I recently started to have a heated/burning sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

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

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe
symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain
bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol
question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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Why does the top of my big toe feel like its burning?

Why does the top of my big toe feel like its burning?

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

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I have burning pain under my big toe, why?

I have burning pain under my big toe, why?

Neuropathy: Burning pain in one or several toes is usually due to a nerve problem. Peripheral neuropathy is a common nerve problem which often affects the big toe first. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

I have a burning sensation on the side of my left big toe?

Nerve: You may have an injury to the nerve on the top of the foot . This can be caused by tight shoes or swelling. ...Read more

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