A 32-year-old male asked:
Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? thank you
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 22 years experience
It depends: Without an exam, it is difficult to tell. Sounds like posterior tibialis tendon pathology or possibly plantar fasciitis. You should see a podiatrist to see if you need support, immobilization or stretching. The cause dictates the treatment plan.
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