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A 34-year-old member asked:

what could produce pain along the top of my foot?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain of the left third metatarsal of my foot?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe sprained: Metatarsal pain may be like turf toe, which is an sprain at the joint between the big toe and the forefoot. Cold packs can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for 3 days, no weight-bearing for 3 days, taping or splinting the toe joint, wearing a non-flexible shoe, avoiding sports for a few days, etc..., all lessen the pain. If not better soon, one can see an orthopedic or podiatry doctor for an exam & x-rays.
A 56-year-old member asked:

Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Feet first, then...: There are many possible causes of foot pain. It is best to get it evaluated by a physician- to help customize the treatment if it is toward your heel, and worst when you first get out of bed, it may be plantar fasciitis. Freeze a plastic water bottle and roll out the bottom of your feet for 10 minutes. If not improving, get it looked at-you may need a stretch/ strengthening program.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have pain right in the middle of the ball of my foot. Is this a common condition?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Metarsalgia: You have the condition called metasalgia.It can be caused by physical activities like running and jumping, it can also be caused by wearing ill fitting shoes. Conservative treatment like ice and rest, can often relieve the symotoms.A proper footwear withshock absorping insoles or arch supports may be all you need to prevent future problem with metasarglia.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I have pain along the outside of each foot?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Lateral foot pain: This usually indicates a situation where the wrong side of the foot is carrying the bulk of your body weight. You should see a podiatrist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I deal with pain arising from the foot arches?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See podiatrist: See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.

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