This is Dr. David
I am sorry your big toe has been having burning hot sensations which come and go.
this could be due to neuropathy or the neuroma pressing on nerves in the foot or toe causing neuropathy pain.
neuropathy medications like neurontin or lyrica could help
a steroid injection into the toe could possibly help calm down inflammation.
did you have a hemoglobin a1c diabetes test which came out as 5?
you could also have gout as well which is a build up of uric acid crystals in the toe which can cause pain.
Is this potentially all due to the foot being out of balance due to the Mortons as I also get intermittent tingling around the inner ankle bones , all seem to have started since I started wearing "loafer" flat shoes for the summer
it could be from the foot being out of balance from the neuroma.
loafers do not have very good support for the foot.
I would wear socks and a more supportive trainer or walker for better support.
this might help your toe as well.
Thank you. My diabetes test
you are welcome
My diabetes tests was after I was not allowed to eat for several hours. When I get the burning sensation the toe does not always feel hot and does look red as i thought it would for gout
I just mentioned gout as a long shot possibility.
it sound much more like a pinched nerve or neuropathy