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I HAVE A SHARP BURNING PAIN ON THE TOP OF MY FOOT.

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I HAVE A SHARP BURNING PAIN ON THE TOP OF MY FOOT.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

How long you have this symptom?

Mysticdoc :

Do you have any other medical condition?

Customer:

APPROX 2 MONTHS DIABETES #2 HAD HEART STENT 4 MONTHS AGO

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

This is a nerve irritation related symptom.

Mysticdoc :

This is common seen with diabetes as it can affect the nerves.

Mysticdoc :

You should start taking following natural supplements to help with your symptom:

Mysticdoc :

Vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily, Vitamin B6 30 mg daily, Alpha Lipoic Acid 1200 mg daily

Mysticdoc :

You can also apply topical Capsaicin ointment over the burning area to soothe the nerves.

Mysticdoc :

Please see a neurologist to check out the peripheral nerves.

Mysticdoc :

There are some prescription medication that can also be used like Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Duloxetin.

Mysticdoc :

But these medications have side effects while natural supplements are usually safe at the mentioned dosages.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Mysticdoc :

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Customer:

YOU MAY BE RIGHT, THANK YOU, HAROLD

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