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A 31-year-old female asked:

Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. stretching can also cause pain?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Tunnel not Chunnel.: Although your symptoms could be linked to several conditions, the one that seems to fit well is a condition known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. A nerve located near the inside of the ankle becomes compressed and with this compression come symptoms that are very similar to yours. You cannot treat this yourself and it unusually gets worse. You need to see a specialist to effectively treat your foot.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2015

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