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Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Walking (Definition)

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The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more. ...Read more

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The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

Foot pain: Your question is lacking information needed to give a good answer. Did you injure it. What type of pain? Sharp shooting pain dull pain, numbness location would be helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain, rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain,  rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Ice, rest, ibuprofen: In the first 48 hours, it may be painful. Rest, wear whatever is comfortable use ice 20 min on 10 min off for the next few days. If in 5 days it isn't any better, get an x-ray done to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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Pain in small spot bottom of foot, toward heel- in morning and walking. Feels like it's pulling from heel up back of my leg too. Plantar fasciitis?

Pain in small spot bottom of foot, toward heel- in morning and walking. Feels like it's pulling from heel up back of my leg too. Plantar fasciitis?

Probably: Plantar fasciitis is typically in the bottom of the heel. Worse in morning and after rest. It can hurt up the leg too from walking differently to compensate. Try ice, Achilles stretches, NSAIDs, orthotics, good shoes. Avoid barefoot and flat shoes without support. See you local podiatrist. It could be this problem or something else. They can help you get better. ...Read more

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Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Have it evaluated.: You may have fractured it. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. ...Read more

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Walking in bare feet on frosty pavement left foot went down threw icy pothole back of my foot near my toes swollen walking is painful like it burns?

Walking in bare feet on frosty pavement left foot went down threw icy pothole back of my foot near my toes swollen walking is painful like it burns?

Work Quickly.: You my have very well fractured , or at least injured the area of the metatarsal bones and/ or toes. You need to RICE your foot immediately. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate. Probably in the morning you should make an appointment at your local surgery to have it evaluated. Crutches and /or cast boot may be a big help. Keeping the flannel to a minimum. ...Read more

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When I walk down a flight of stairs my left ankle hurts. Pain at the inner side of ankle. What?

When I walk down a flight of stairs my left ankle hurts.  Pain at the inner side of ankle.   What?

Tendonitis?: Sounds like tendonitis and the inner ankle tendons are under a lot of stress when walking down hill or down stairs. Is that left foot arch also "flatter" than the right? If so you need to have that evaluated. Does this happen barefoot or with shoes? Could also be early signs of arthritis or problems from a previous ankle sprain. Needs evaluation of this is more than 6 months old. ...Read more

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I walk a lot my foot started hurtingunder the big toe at the side near the arch of foot when walking, doesn't hurt when touching it also throbs at night?

I walk a lot my foot started hurtingunder the big toe at the side near the arch of foot when walking, doesn't hurt when touching it also throbs at night?

Big toe: There is a condition known as hallux limitus. That causes first joint arthritis in the foot. When you walk the pressure that translates to the big toe irritates and causes pressure on the nerve passing along that side of the toe. See your podiatrist for an x-ray and diagnosis. Treatment for this condition can vary. Orthotics can help or you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Possibilities: Depends. Is there swelling? May just be a strain/sprain: especially if walking excessively in heels which is not good. If swelling is present and very painful may be a stress fracture. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain on ball of foot mainly when walking without shoes sometimes with shoes pain sometimes on top of foot above ball. Have bunion as well cause?

Pain on ball of foot mainly when walking without shoes sometimes with shoes pain sometimes on top of foot above ball.  Have bunion as well  cause?

Hallux valgus: In essence, you are experience a transfer of forces more laterally because of your bunion. You may even get a thickened callus known as a "transfer lesion.". ...Read more

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I have pain right at top of my left leg calf muscle at bend of knee also a little puffy in bend of leg hurts to touch bend stand or move foot.

I have pain right at top of my left leg calf muscle at bend of knee also a little puffy in bend of leg hurts to touch bend stand or move foot.

What kind of: injury did you have? If you can remember how it happened, then it would be easier for the clinician to determine if you have injured your gastrocnemius/ soleus (calf muscles) tendon or a ligament in your knee joint. It sounds like you have a serious injury so get examined properly by a HC professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Possible: plantar fascitiis, but there are certainly other things as swell. The information provided is very limited... ...Read more

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My heel and ankle hurts wen walking. Sometimes. Gives wae. ?

My heel and ankle hurts wen walking. Sometimes. Gives wae. ?

Chicken or the Egg.: Pain has a way of causing that, sometimes. Either the heel is affecting the ankle, the ankle is affecting the heel or both the heel and the ankle are inherently sick. One way of resolving the issue is having a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by using an ACE wrap (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Hope this helps. See doc if not improving daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more