What causes burning sensation in toes when diagnosed with metatarsal nerve damage in feet?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hello,I have had feet problems foryears metatarsal nerve damage etc 3 toe reconstructions.Recently my toes are warm outside but inside cold to the point of severe unconfortability with a burning sensation while wearing shoes.That seems to subside somewhat removing my shoes
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Burning sensation can be associated with mortans neuroma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.

Your foot burning can be due to spinal canal stenosis which leads to compression of spinal cord which later on supply foot.Due to compression of this nerve root there can be burning in your foot and pain associated with it.

Another differential is mortans neuralgia in which there is neuroma formation between web space of toes.
Burning sensation can be associated with mortans neuroma.

Vascular supply can be confirmed on venous colour Doppler.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level,and uric acid level

If nerve compression becomes severe later on then surgical decompression will give permanent relief.
Consult your doctor for further investigation.
Till time continue analgesic and avoid shoes if possible.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.


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