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I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?

I have severe foot/ankle pain without injury radiating up towards the knee with swelling to the ankle area?

See a doctor: It could be a stress fracture (these can happen with no known trauma), arthritis, tendinitis among other things. A proper diagnosis can establish what and where the problem is, and get you started on recovery. ...Read more

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No injury to back or feet! Having severe foot pain on one foot and numb big toe on the other! It hurts on my back to. What should I do to help?

No injury to back or feet! Having severe foot pain on one foot and numb big toe on the other! It hurts on my back to. What should I do to help?

You don't have to : Have an injury to have an issue. If your back hurts and your big toe as well, I would say its safe to say there is a radiculopathy in your back until proven otherwise. I would see a doctor.... ...Read more

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I recently had foot pain on back of right foot. That is better but now ankle of left foot has pain at times at area of old injury. Ice & rest helps.

I recently had foot pain on back of right foot.  That is better but now ankle of left foot has pain at times at area of old injury. Ice & rest helps.

Inflammation: You seem to have inflammation in the soft tissue structures of your feet/ankles. It could be a mechanical problem like depressed arches of the feet. It could also be conditions like gout or autoimmune disorders that are more serious. You have mentioned doing PT and MRI. In think you should see a rheumatologist sego can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...Read more

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Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen ?

Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen
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Sounds like a tailor: bunion. It is caused by improper footwear. It is at the base of the little toe. Usually we see this in people with a"splay foot". This means when your foot hits the ground the forefoot widens. Have 2 look for this barefooted. If dress shoes & heelx make it more sore that is most likely the problem. ...Read more

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No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.

No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.

Purely based: On exact location of pain and clinical exam the doctor should have a differential diagnosis. Xrays only show bone and are only going to help if there is bony injury. If you simply mark your foot with an "x" take a pic and post it a differential diagnosis could be given...Was your doctor a specialist? ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe foot pain, help please?

What to do if I have severe foot pain, help please?

Foot pain: Severe pain anywhere indicates the need for an evaluation - right away . See you podiatrist for help sooner and not later ...Read more

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How can I avoid severe foot pain after work?

Peoorthist: Consider working with a certified pedorthist and /or podiatrist to ensure that your shoe/ boot choices are optimum for your foot health. ...Read more

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My husband has chronic severe foot pain. It was treated for plantar faciitis for over a year with injections, etc. It's been over 6 months and all has failed. Are there other possibilities?

My husband has chronic severe foot pain. It was treated for plantar faciitis for over a year with injections, etc. It's been over 6 months and all has failed. Are there other possibilities?

Consider other: Diagnosis. Maybe there is a partial tear of the fascia, a stress fracture of the heel, an irritated nerve. Assuming diagnosis is correct some other treatments include prp injections , shockwave treatment, or a fasciotomy where part of the ligament is cut on purpose. A topaz debrident or cryotherapy are other options. ...Read more

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