I Have Burning Pain In My Big Toe, On Top Of The Foot, And Also In The Heel Which Moves Of The Back

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Asked by Roseee

I Have Burning Pain In My Big Toe, On Top Of The Foot, And Also In The Heel Which Moves Of The Back

I have burning pain in my big toe, on top of the foot, and also in the heel. I burns so badly that I can't even stand or walk on it. Any idea of what may be the cause and of any treatment? I had a bone spur removed from the big toe about eight weeks ago, a plate removed from the top of my foot, and scar tissue removed from across the top of the ankle.

Answer

If the burning pain is in the foot that received surgery and it began after the surgery, there is most likely a connection. Talk to your surgeon or the doctor who referred you for surgery and ask if there was anything about the surgery that could cause the pain you are experiencing. (Sometimes an injury or damage to a nerve can cause a burning pain, but it could also be something entirely different.) Hopefully, they can suggest something to help relieve the pain while your foot continues to heal.

Here are some links on pain management and foot issues that might be helpful:

Using Tylenol Responsibly

Let's Talk Pain Meds

What Your Feet Say About Your Health

Karen