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Getting burning sensation on foot when sitting or standing. What is causing this?

Nov 2013
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My sister has this problem with her foot. She has a burning snsation on top of the left foot, when standing/sitting, when she is idle or moves her toes.

What seems to be the problem? what is causing it? who does she needs to see?
Posted Sat, 25 May 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 19 minutes later
Thank you for posting your query.

Your sister's problem seems to be suffering from peripheral neuropathy, a disease of nerves located in the skin over the foot.
She should consult a neurologist for evaluation.
At present, medications such as pregabalin may be helpful.

I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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