Burning Sensation Symptom | Foot and Ankle Pain | The Relief Institute

Burning Sensation

A burning sensation is a type of pain that’s distinct from dull, stabbing, or aching pain and is often related to nerve problems. However, there are many other possible causes. Injuries, infections, and autoimmune disorders have the potential to trigger nerve pain, and in some cases cause nerve damage.

 

Conditions

Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is caused by several types of fungal organisms.

Bent Toe Disorders (Hammer, Mallet and Claw)
A bent toe disorder is an oddly bent toe joint. Hammer, claw and mallet toes are often painful and commonly occur in one or more of the four smaller toes.

Bunion
A bunion is a visible, bony bump that forms at the joint of the toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of the foot move out of place.

Charcot Foot
Charcot foot is the deteriation of the foot’s structural integrity as a result of injuries incured following nerve damage.

Compartment Syndrome
Compartment syndrome occurs when excessive pressure builds up inside an enclosed muscle space in the body, most commonly after exercising.

Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood gets trapped on the inner walls of a vein and forms a solid clump of blood known as a blood clot.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Damage to the nerves can affect sensory, motor and autonomic functions.

Ganglion Cyst
A ganglion cyst is a noncancerous lump caused by a small sac of fluid forming over a joint or tendon. They can be painful if they press on a nearby nerve.

Gout
Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause a sensation of sudden burning, stiffness, and swelling in the affected joint (usually the big toe).

Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, most commonly the area between the third and fourth toes.

Peroneal Tendon Injury
A peroneal tendon injury most commonly occurs in individuals who participate in sports that involve repetitive ankle motion.

Wound
A wound is a physical injury to the body that bypasses the protective function of the skin and risks contamination and infection to the site of the trauma.

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