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Dr. John Landi
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Foot Pain (Overview)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and function of the foot.


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What causes foot pain as I age, especially when I get up from sitting or out of bed?

What causes foot pain as I age, especially when I get up from sitting or out of bed?

Multiple reasons: A common complaint of patients with plantar fasciitis is morning pain when first stepping out of the bed. Arthritis pain can also be worse before getting "stretched" out in the morning. A long list of other things cause foot pain. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
6 doctors shared insights

Foot Pain (Overview)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and function of the foot.


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Foot pain (Tip)

For heel and arch pain, try stretching your foot by rolling it over a rolling pin or a bottle. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What doctors treat foot pain?

Pick one: All doctors can treat foot pain. I would recommend a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Wiggin Dr. Wiggin
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Foot pain (Tip)

When your feet hurt, you hurt all over...Always wear supportive shoes...Never go barefooted! ...See more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my foot pain?

Inserts: Over the counter inserts are a good first step for generalized pain, as well as massage. ...Read more

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Neroma foot pain what is best treatment?

Neroma foot pain what is best treatment?

Few options: One to wear wide front shoes and metatarsal bar to left the pressure off the area. The second to use anti-inflammatory medication to try get a relief, or have injection of steroid in the area. The last option is to surgery to take off that neroma. ...Read more

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Foot pain (Tip)

Joints most benefited by creams and gels are knees, hands and wrists, ankles and feet. Why? No fat! ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How do you cure a foot pain from going barefoot?

How do you cure a foot pain from going barefoot?

Barefoot: It depends on what the pain is and how it happened while you were bare foot. If you are morbidly obese walking around bare foot you may develope heel pain or a neuroma. Need more info. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of foot pain?

What's the best way to get rid of foot pain?

Depends on the cause: Pain may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, infection, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Foot pain (Tip)

Soaking aching feet (especially in epsom salts) won't improve your joints, it'll just chap the skin! ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How do I prevent foot pain that travels to my calf when i walk?

How do I prevent foot pain that travels to my calf when i walk?

Determine cause: Without evaluating you possibilities include: 1) tendonitis. Many muscles found in the leg end in the foot. 2) a nerve compression - this would feel like burning, shooting, stabbing or electricity. 3) the possibility of a clot should stay in the differential as you mention calf pain. A podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist should be able to make the diagnosis and help you. ...Read more

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How do you avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

How do you avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

Warm up...: Stretching exercises are important before any work out activities. This will help decrease you chance for pain and injury. ...Read more

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Foot pain (Tip)

Check your feet regularly. You may not be aware of small cuts or sores that can become big problems. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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