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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...Read more


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Burning pain in the ankle, what does it mean?

Burning pain in the ankle, what does it mean?

Ankle: Burning pain is usually do to neuropathy. Is the pain in one or both ankles. Do you have diabetes ? Can always be do to a direct injury to the ankle or a herniated disk in your lumbar spine. An examination by your physician is really needed to narrow it down. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what could be causing a burning pain to radiate up my ankle?

Does anyone know what could be causing a burning pain to radiate up my ankle?

Paresthesis: Paresthesia may be classified as either transient or chronic. Transient paresthesia may be a symptom of hyperventilation syndrome or a panic attack. Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There can be many medical causes for this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp burning pain above left ankle only when touched?

Where above ankle?: Where specifically are you "touching". And, what do you mean by "touching". There are nerves that pass by the ankle and if they are irritated they can produce "dysesthesias" with light pressure. Make notes of precise location and then see your doctor to correlate. An underlying mood disorder will tend to make you more prone to these things, with less found on exam. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle a month ago, hurt it a few times after that aswell, but i have been having weird burning pain in the same ankle, it has been real?

See a doctor: If you have injured the ankle several times it would be a good thing to see PM&R, or orthopedic doctor so that they can examine you and rule out ankle instability which could be present from a ligament tear. If there is concern for this an MRI would be ordered. If exam seems benign, then physical therapy, ice and nsaid should be initiated to strengthen the ankle and to avoid future reinjuries. ...Read more

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Stabbing burning pain down left inner thigh to above ankle. It happened 3 x today. I can still feel right where it was. Takes your breath away. ?

Nerve compression: Sharp stabbing pain is probably tibial nerve compression. Nerve pain can take your breath away! rest, ice, and seek the opinion of your favorite orthopedist. Other things it can be is a strain, sprain, ligament or tendon injury. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle & felt a fiery burning pain right above my ankle. 5 days later when i walk i still have a pain there. Did I do a partial tear?

Have it evaluated.: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get her the appropriate care. You may need to have it immobilized. You may need a bone scan or an MRI if the x-rays were inconclusive. ...Read more

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I have burning pain in my ankles. Mild lateal sprain. Can walk around house 10 minutes at a time. Burn ing pain usually worse after applying ice.

I have burning pain in my ankles.  Mild lateal sprain.   Can walk around house 10 minutes at a time.  Burn ing pain usually worse after applying ice.

If ice doesn't work: it is still appropriate to consider the other parts of the regiment.These include rest which if you have to be up in about means limiting your activity a/f being cleared by an MD; or a walking boot. Compression which may mean an ace bandage and elevation. SEE a podiatrist to confirm the diagnosis, as you may also have A peripheral neuropathy. finally discuss orthotics and physical therapy with MD. ...Read more

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Stiffness in ankles, sharp burning pain in both ankle joints with activity, first felt this pain in august and still feel it today help?

See a doctor: I would recommend you visit with a podiatrist or orthopedist in regards to this. You might have arthritis causing these symptoms, and x-rays will help confirm this possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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