A burning pain on the top of the leg commonly occurs due to a damaged nerve. Diabetes is a common cause for a damaged nerve, but there are also other health conditions that can cause it. Treatment usually focuses on trea... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Severe pain on the top of the foot often results from stress fractures or metatarsal fractures, explains FootVitals. Common causes for fractures include repetitive movements, weak muscles, arthritis and injury. More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Persistent burning pain at the top of the foot may be caused by a variety of conditions and is treated based on the underlying medical condition. Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage is usually treated symptomatically, ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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