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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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7 weeks after simple fib fx and sprained ankle. Still get horrible shooting pain and burning sensation in ankle. Is this normal?

Postinjury neuralgia: When you injure your ankle, the most common way is to turn the foot in on the leg (as opposed to the foot going out in relation to the leg). That is why it is called an 'inversion sprain'. In order to have fractured the fibula (and, unfortunately, you give no indication of whether the fracture was below, at or above the ankle mortise), you have to turn, pull and stretch things--including nerves. ...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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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