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i have a hot spot on my lower left back and get a hot left

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i have a hot spot on my lower left back and get a hot left foot on my heel what could it be
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-

Since how long you have this symptom?
Is there any pain in lower back or foot?
Any other known medical illness?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

its worse when i bend over and for about 5 months


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it gets so hot but only on the left


Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 3 years ago.
Dear Stephen,
Thank you for providing quick additional info.

The symptoms of hot spot/burning sensation on lower back & heel of left foot you are having is most probably because of damage to the nerves. The cause may be sciatica, a herniated disc or other problems that compress the nerves in the back and bring on the burning sensation.

Diabetes (that can also damage) is a less probable cause.

Any compromise of the nerve space in the spinal column can lead to compression of the nerve endings.This occurs because of wear and tear or injury or degeneration of the discs.

You need following tests:

-Nerve conduction studies,
-Certain blood tests,
-Electro physiological studies
-X-ray lower back

The most probable cause seems to be nerve root compression(pinched nerve).

So for confirmation,I advice you to make an appointment with your doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.Till than take tab. Acetaminophen from the counter.It is available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help you greatly.

Hope this helped.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Thank you

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert