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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Few possibilities: Including but not limited to stress fracture, tendonitits, neuritis, bony exostosis......Due to the possibilities an in office exam is recommended by ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities.: Pain on the top of the foot could be caused by ill fitting shoe gear (Tight shoes). Arthritis, pressure on a superficial nerve. Sprain, strain, stre ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Several things: Plantar fasciitis or a strained arch is the most common. Other types of sprains, tendon or ligament injuries are also possible. Even a fracture can be ... Read More
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Lots of stuff: Could a broken bone, a strain, a skin problem. Would need more information and an exam. Please see your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: The ball of the foot can hurt caused by increased pressure. This can cause a neuroma or metatarsal pain. Typically tightness of the achilles contribut ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Without specifics it is tough to say. There are many things that cause heel pain. Fractures, nerve entrapment, sprains/strains, bone tumors, infecti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could be many things: Like a plantar plate rupture, plantar fascitis, fractured sesamoid. Visit your local foot doc for help.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Genetics: People are born with a pes cavus or high arched foot.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Nerve: A nerve is probable being irritated or impinged somewhere. May be result of another condition such as plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel or even lower b ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Possible low back pr: Possible low back problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Hammertoes: It sounds like you are describing hammertoes, which are often genetic but progressive with age. Neuropathy and other neurologic problems can also caus ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Quadriceps: strain/sprain is the simplest explanation Vastus medialis starin/sprain the most specific A "hands o n" examination is needed Just "thoughts" Hope h ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Nerve entrapment: Nerve may be entrapped or compressed in this area. Could be a biomechanical cause or trauma. See a podiatrist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have callouses on t ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Heel pain: Burning the first thing are you diabetic? If not, you likely have plantar fasciitis or heel spur if its on bottom of heel. X-ray will be able to tell ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible neuroma: Would be my main thought.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Support: The muscles of your foot may be overworking by not having enough support. You may want to try a pair of orthotics before throwing out your shoes.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: There are many possibilities including muscle sprain, toe bone fracture, ingrown toenail, corns, bunion, fasciitis, gout, etc. See your physician for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try wearing : Arch supports, you may be suffering from plantar fascitiis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: Need an exam to pinpoint the problem. Could be a neuroma, metatarsalgia, bursitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy: Nerve related conditions such as neuropathy or nerve impingement.

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