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Apopka, Florida
A 30-year-old female asked:

Sudden sharp foot (top) pain when i stepped down. hurts to flex foot upward, not down. not tender. trouble moving toes. hurts to wal causes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 73 years experience
Tendinitis: Tight shoes or an old injury can irritate and scar the tendon coverings & the extensor tendons inside. Foot soaks in plain warm water (Epsom Salts are worthless) may help. Padding in your footwear & avoiding straps over the instep can help. If you can localize the tenderness & you love the offending shoe get the shoemaker to soften that area with his swan neck tool. Neatsfoot oil softens leather.
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Tendon.: It sounds like you may have damaged a tendon or two on the top of your foot. It is probably best not to test it by extreme movement. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a specialist.
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Last updated Apr 13, 2017

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