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Please suggest a remedy for burning sensation in the foot

I have had a burning sensation and numbness in my left leg for a month now. my doctor prescribed Tramadol, but it did not help. I called him today and he prescribed me gabapentin 100 mg. will this medicine ease the burning pain in my left leg. I cant stand this pain anymore.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
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Hello,

An MRI lumbar spine and uric acid levels need to be checked. As a burning sensation in the feet can be due to increased uric acid levels and numbness due to nerve root entrapment in the lumbar spine.

The medicines are given as a symptomatic relief which can help reduce the symptoms.

Also, I will advise getting the above test done which can help you understand the underlying pathology.

Treatment part - continue the medication, do exercise to improve the core muscles, spinal muscle strengthening exercises, hip muscle strengthening exercises, lower limb strengthening exercises.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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