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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes sudden severe pain on the top of my foot?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 9 years experience
Foot pain: There can be many different reasons for foot pain. From arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures, general foot fatigue, and countless more. Even the time of day the pain comes can help determine why you are having pain. You can ask your pcp for a podiatry referral if the pain continues to worsen.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is causing pain on the top of my foot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends: Many things can cause pain to the top of the foot. If no trauma, or overuse activity, then shoe irritation (laces too tight or shoe too tight) is common cause. If better shoes, icing and anti inflammatories are not helpful, then an evaluation is recommended. Dr l.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Pain on top of foot, what can I do to soothe the pain?

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Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
Podiatry 34 years experience
Pain on top of foot: Pain on top of foot can come from inflammation of tendons from any pressure on the foot, including tight shoes/laces and irritation of the nerve. Eliminate any pressure, use combo of ice/moist heat/ ice again for 5 min , apply traumeel cream 3-4 x a day if you have no allergies to any meds and can take nsad's for 1 wk.If not better, see podiatrist to r/o stress fracture/ tear of tendon.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain on the outside of my foot?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Many things: Bursitis, fracture, contusion, sprain, gout, arthritis to name a few.
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
May be Plantar Fasciitis,Proper Orthotics or better Foot support would help. Consult Podiatrist.
Oct 19, 2014

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