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Ball Of Foot Pain Exercises
Have metatarsalgia and got in a habit of walking in a way to lessen pressure on ball of foot. Now pain in foot elsewhere. Is this to be expected?
Compensation....: You have just described the phenomena known as compensatory pain of referred pain. This is a classic and sometimes confusing element in the treatment of longer termed injuries. All effort must be made to stop the compensation or face the possibility of developing related secondary or compensatory injuries. ...Read more
Metatarsalgia: Or pain under metarsal heads can be the result of inadequate support or cushion as well as repeaqted microtrauma. Try more supportive shoes and inserts, temporary rest may help. If problem persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more
Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain (metatarsalgia, plantar f)?
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more
Ball of foot pain: Could be a neuroma or painful capsulitis. The pain in your leg is most likely because you are walking differently to compensate for the pain. See a podiatrist for a thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment options. Over the counter shoe inserts may help with the pain (spenco, superfeet, or power step are the brands I like). ...Read more
What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?
Many things: Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. Could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? Achilles t?
Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more
Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. Weight bearing hurts?
I have plantar fasciitis & metatarsalgia, but the entire ankle & foot hurts now even non weight bearing. Could MRI show anything?
Possible: Your question as stated is answered with a yes of course. An MRI may be a revealing test for multiple issues in your foot and ankle. BUT, an MRI is not always the magic answer. You need to follow-up with your foot specialist/doctor and tell them of your new issues/symptoms and get an examination to see what, if any further testing is needed. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Feet : knot of henry planta fisha metatarsalgia small bones around big toe and ball of foot very inflamed & grating will fracture unless rested op?
Hamster - you keep: Asking the same questions and your age keeps changing. Are you unhappy with the advice you were given? ...Read more
For one thing rests: Without knowing what part of the foot is hurting hard to comment. ...Read more
Take it easy on your next work out ...Read more
Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do. ...Read more
I fell foot pain right in the middle and goes down to bottom of the foot. I don't fell pain unless I walk. Which exercise and med. Should I consume?
I have been having anger and anxiety outbursts due to my foot pain. Since I no longer have outlet for exercise, I have had more of these outbursts.
Pain can make us: More prone to being short-tempered but don't let that become an excuse to be ill-mannered. You don't have to smile all the time but treat folks respectfully. The work of Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence may be helpful. Hope you get better soon. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Occ. Foot pain on middle underside of left foot, esp. When doing lunges. Have had occ. Pain since child during exercise. Any ideas as to cause?
Foot pain: The area you are describing is in the area of the insertion of your plantar fascia. Be examined and have an XR. As this is an ongoing problem; physiotherapy may help and guidance to avoid certain movements. All the best. ...Read more
I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?
Probably: Mri is excellent for evaluating the tendons of the body. Even mild abnormalities are usually visible. Normally, the tendons look black and have smooth contours. Abnormal tendons may be thick or may have fluid in or around them. This shows up very well on an mri. The MRI also gets a very good look at bones, cartilage and ligaments, so there is a good chance of finding your problem. ...Read more
Neuropathy in foot. Walking for exercise (10, 000+ steps her day). Advice on soothing burning foot pain at night when I'm trying to sleep?
Depends on cause: Neuropathy has many causes. It can be from injury or disease or it could be from a vitamin deficiency. Injury could be to the spine or it could be to any level of the leg an foot. If it is systemic, medications may be helpful. If it is from injury, physical therapy, medication and/or surgery may help. See your pcp to begin with, then you may need referral to appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Don't live with it!: Foot pain is not normal! Many american's think that their feet are supposed to hurt. Foot pain can be due to a number of conditions. Like folks say when your feet hurt you hurt all over. Make sure you are wearing a good supportive shoe, if you need additional cushion try a spenco insole. If this does not help see your podiatrist. ...Read more