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Doctor insights on: What Could Be The Cause Of Severe Burning In The Inner Tissue Of The Ankle

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Fractured ankle very bad years ago. Have had severe pain ever since, burning, pins and needles, pain. What could be the cause??

Fractured ankle very bad years ago. Have had severe pain ever since, burning, pins and needles, pain. What could be the cause??

Get evaluated: Post fracture pain in the ankle and foot can be caused by degenerative changes post fracture, nerve injury or entrapment generally, and rarely, by an infection. Get an orthopedic eval to insure that the ankle is stable and non surgical, then A pain physician can help,to provide great treatment options including topical, oral, and interventional choices. ...Read more

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What causes burning in inner ankles ?

What causes burning in inner ankles ?

Nerve irritation: If it is both ankles then i would be suspicious for nerve irritation in the low back as the cause. If it is just one side then it could be the back or a local nerve injury (saphenous nerve). This also could be early nerve problems due to diabetes affecting one or both legs. ...Read more

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What would cause severe burning in my left foot ? And ankle plus my ankle swells like a grapefruit on my outer ankle

What would cause severe burning in my left foot ? And ankle plus my ankle swells like a grapefruit on my outer ankle

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. Usual causes can include traumatic injury, inflammation, infection or deformity; problems with fluid return such as venous disease and/ or clot can contribute as well. ...Read more

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2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

This may be related : to anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation . Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning ankle pain?

What could be the cause of burning ankle pain?

Depends on location: A burning pain is commonly associated with tendinitis or nerve related issues. If isolated to ankle not radiating up leg or into foot then likely tendinitis. Very common condition at times associated with previous ankle sprain or increased use. Oral NSAIDs activity modifications and a lace up brace may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and i find them when i wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

I am getting burns on my ankles. They happen at night and i find them when i wake up to severe burning of my ankles...What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Burning ankles can be from a pinched nerve at your spine, knee or ankle level. It can also be a systemic neuropathy or reaction to medication. Sounds like a visit to your favorite podiatrist for a good neurological work up is indicated. ...Read more

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