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Doctor insights on: What Does A Burning Sensation In My Ankle Mean

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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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Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means?

Right leg in pain feels like a burning sensation what could this means?

Sciatica: Very well could be compression of a nerve root. The resultant compression can cause the sensation of the burning feeling in your leg. I would visit with a doc, obtain an xray and then maybe either medication or referral. ...Read more

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What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

What does if mean if I have a burning sensation in my leg?

Please see below: It depends.
This symptom might be caused either by the peripheral nerve or nerve root irritation.
You might benefit from seeing your local neurologist in consultation and have electrodiagnostic studies of the legs performed for the establishment of the nature of your condition. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my ankles. No swelling or anything like that but about a 7 out of 10 pain.

I have a burning sensation in my ankles. No swelling or anything like that but about a 7 out of 10 pain.

Burning sensation: Sometimes in ankle sprains the nerves that supply sensation to you feet and toes get stretched and can cause a transient burning sensation. Muscle/ tendon complex can cause burning sensations when they are over stretched or injured. See you local Podiatrist for a complete foot exam. ...Read more

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Pain in ankles after shory walks burning sensation and a lot of pain that does not let me continue walking?

Possibilities: Hard to tell without more of a history and examination. May need more support in form of more supportive shoes and inserts. Sounds like there may be nerve impingement. ...Read more

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The past few days I've been experiencing a burning sensation lasting a few seconds on my rt front part of my ankle nowhere else. What is this?

The past few days I've been experiencing a burning sensation lasting a few seconds on my rt front part of my ankle nowhere else. What is this?

Pressure: This could be due to prolonged pressure on that ankle, like sitting crosslegged, it should go away in a day or two, if persists then see your PCP. ...Read more

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Every time I'm in Lacrosse practice, my ankles tend to have a burning sensation that can be painful at times?

Every time I'm in Lacrosse practice, my ankles tend to have a burning sensation that can be painful at times?

Burning ankles: You need a evaluation/exam by a podiatrist or orthopedist

May just need more mechanical support for your feet and ankles

Have them check the joints and your tendons and foot position when standing

also make sure your shoes are in good shape

your growth plates should be closed 14-16 years but they may want x-rays done

Is your burning in the inside, back, front or outside of the ankles? ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation with broken ankle?

How to treat burning sensation with broken ankle?

May be normal: Burning sensation may be normal from swelling after the injury.
Check with your doctor to make sure what the problem is. ...Read more

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I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it.?

I am a 35 yr old female. I have burning sensation in my left ankle. I've never injured it.?

Need more info: Are there any changes in the skin? Are you able to move your ankle without pain? Are there any other symptoms? You may wish to just watch and wait, as it does not appear to be a pressing issue. Try using cold or warm compress and see if either one helps.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I weigh 184. I am 5"1. I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

I weigh 184. I am 5"1. I have been experiencing a burning sensation in my left ankle, that comes and goesre has me thinking what's causing it..

Intermittent: This sounds like intermittent neuritis, a temporary compression of the nerve (s) in your ankle. I would suggest that you seek a medical doctor and get checked for possible nerve disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Burning sensation back of ankle. Stinging on bottom of foot?

Get checked out: This could be a sign ofa potential nerve problem. Please have this checked out my your doctor and pay attention to when these symptoms may occur, this my assist your doctor is establishing a caues of the problem. ...Read more

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40 yr old healthy male has random burning sensation inside right ankle bone. No injuries. What could be likely cause?

40 yr old healthy male has random burning sensation inside right ankle bone. No injuries. What could be likely cause?

Ankle pain: Two common causes of pain without trauma are gout and neuropathy. When docs here burning pain we think more of nerve pain, see your doctor for a check and possible EMG test along with some basic labs. ...Read more

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My mom fell, hurt her ankle, and her dr told her she had a hematoma. She complains of burning sensation in that part? How can I help her

In the first: 24-48 hours ice will help limit the amount of swelling. After that hot compresses will help break up the blood composing the hematoma. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. The burning should go away when the sweeling and hematoma reduce. Make sure she does not wear restrictive shoegear that will press on the region. ...Read more

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Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what it is without looking at it. It could be a ringworm, or other infection like Impetigo.Get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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In june 2013 I had a denovo graft to repair an osteochondral defect on left ankle. I have a burning sensation and my ankle will give way. Why?

Ankle pain: You may have underlying instability of the ankle from ligament injury. The burning sensation can be from the original surgery if a sensory nerve is irritated. Check with your original surgeon and get a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I broke my ankle on 20/7. I had surgery on it on 24/7 plates and screws inserted. However at night I get a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Hi, I broke my ankle on 20/7. I had surgery on it on 24/7 plates and screws inserted. However at night I get a burning sensation. Is this normal?

Can be: The nerve endings were injured or disturbed during surgery and sensations like those can go on for months. This isn't serious as long as there is no redness, New swelling or increasing pain. ...Read more

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I Rolled my ankle last night and felt immediate pain, I've been icing and elevating & it has a burning sensation now, should I see a physician?

Bone broken?: Without seeing the bruising, swelling and range of motion it is not possible to evaluate your ankle without taking X-rays.

Have it examined by a physician who will probably order X-rays.
Until then rest, use ice and keep it elevated to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle in 2009 and have now got pin and plate... I went over on it less than an hour, now burning sensation and tender/Swollen. Any ideas?

I broke my ankle in 2009 and have now got pin and plate... I went over on it less than an hour, now burning sensation and tender/Swollen. Any ideas?

Probably a sprain: If your ankle fracture was fixed in 2009 the bone should be healed well. It sounds like you twisted the ankle try rest, ice, a compression wrap like an ACE bandage and elevate. You can take an anti inflammatory. They can take 4 weeks or more to heal, do range of motion as much as you can and if not improving see your doctor to get an X-ray ...Read more

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For 5 days I have had a lump right below my ankle bone, and for the past 2 days I have been experiencing an on and off burning sensation. Pain as well?

For 5 days I have had a lump right below my ankle bone, and for the past 2 days I have been experiencing an on and off burning sensation. Pain as well?

Ankle lump: Can be anything to Peroneal tendonitis to Sural nerve problem.
Look up both on Google and see if it applies to your symtoms.
Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

Foot swelling: What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lymphatic circulation, causing impairment in drainage so fluids build up in the feet & ankles with prolonged standing or walking.
The tingling burning sensation that comes with the foot swelling is due to sensory nerve impingemt. ...Read more