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top of foot hurts when i point my toes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Don't point toes...: There is no reason for you to need to point your toes, so stop doing it if it hurts. You are most likely just stretching out tissue that is contracte ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Top foot hurts: sounds like it might be tendonitis or acute joint arthritis if no trauma to area. Try ice, pain reliever if no medical reason not to. If not better ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably not: These issues are separate although they may be caused by similar walking, running or movement related problems from poorly fitting footwear. See a pod ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Clarify: Not sure what you mean under 'angle' please clarify?! and where does the foot hurt?! inside, outside? When you walk or even during rest?! thx!
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Tendon, extra bone?: This could be as simple as a tendonitis of the tendon that moves the big toe downward. The other possibility is there could be an accessory bone in t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plantar fasciitis: Is probably the most likely diagnosis. Plantar foot massage, stretching and a whole barrage of exercises can be done to help. Wear good tennis shoes a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Foot problem: Recommend you see your FP and ask if you need to see a podiatrist for supports.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Schecter
48 years experience Family Medicine
Podiatry referral: Ask your doctor for a podiatry referral.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Metatarsalgia: This is likely metatarsalgia, a condition caused by compression of the superficial branch of the external plantar nerve. See a podiatrist
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Possibly fibromylagi: With pain in both feet and ankles and pinky toe, ruling out all other causes, you may have fibromylagia, but that's only after ruling out everything.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the arches of the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in thes ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be x-ray examination. If the injury ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. A stress fracture or bursitis typi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Sounds like plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Nerve entrapment. Like need a nerve conduction study to tell for sure.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Nerve pain: You may have crushed a nerve on the top of the foot .Nerves on the top of the foot are easy to crush, a shoe can be the cause. If it continues check w ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Coolness: You may be stretching a nerve that could be giving a low grade numbness that you are mistaking for coolness . An evaluation is in order - see your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibilities: Depends. Is there swelling? May just be a strain/sprain: especially if walking excessively in heels which is not good. If swelling is present and very ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve: This most likely is a pinched or irritable superficial nerve in the top of your foot. Perhaps your footwear is responsible although a small bone spur ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprain vs fracture: You could have a fracture of little finger, hand or wrist. More likely, you have a sprain of little finger, hand or wrist. You need to see your primar ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: There is nothing good or natural about ballet, nor is ballet in any way good for your feet. You are putting excessive pressure in an abnormal way (bi ... Read More

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