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MY BIG TOE HAS A BURNING /HOT SENSATION THAT COMES AND GOES.

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MY BIG TOE HAS A BURNING /HOT SENSATION THAT COMES AND GOES. i HAVE ALREADY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MORTONS NEUROMA AND RECENTLY HAD A BLOOD TEST FOR DIABETES THAT CAME BACK MARK 5
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry your big toe has been having burning hot sensations which come and go.

Dr. David :

this could be due to neuropathy or the neuroma pressing on nerves in the foot or toe causing neuropathy pain.

Dr. David :

neuropathy medications like neurontin or lyrica could help

Dr. David :

a steroid injection into the toe could possibly help calm down inflammation.

Dr. David :

did you have a hemoglobin a1c diabetes test which came out as 5?

Dr. David :

you could also have gout as well which is a build up of uric acid crystals in the toe which can cause pain.

Customer:

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

Dr. David :

it could be from the foot being out of balance from the neuroma.

Dr. David :

loafers do not have very good support for the foot.

Dr. David :

I would wear socks and a more supportive trainer or walker for better support.

Dr. David :

this might help your toe as well.

Customer:

Thank you. My diabetes test

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Customer:

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

Dr. David :

I agree

Dr. David :

I just mentioned gout as a long shot possibility.

Dr. David :

it sound much more like a pinched nerve or neuropathy

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