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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?

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

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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


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I have foot pain and saw this article on metatarsalgia?

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

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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

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What can be done about ball of foot pain?

What can be done about ball of foot pain?

3 reasons: Three things come to mind-neuroma, plantar plate problem, capsulitis. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a shoe for ball-of-foot pain?

Ball : How about if you see your podiatrist and determine the cause of your pain and not assume a shoe will fix your pain ? ...Read more

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Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do ?

Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do ?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

Morton's neuroma: It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis & metatarsalgia, but the entire ankle & foot hurts now even non weight bearing. Could MRI show anything?

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

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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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Swollen red painful ball of foot, hurts to step, or wear shoes. can move around if rub it?

Swollen red painful ball of foot, hurts to step, or wear shoes. can move around if rub it?

Possible neuroma: Most likely a pinched swollen nerve which is more common in women due to shoes and certain activities. . ...Read more

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What to do about foot pain after excessive exercise?

What to do about foot pain after excessive exercise?

For one thing rests: Without knowing what part of the foot is hurting hard to comment. ...Read more

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How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

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

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What exercise can I do bottom heel on foot pain?

What exercise can I do bottom heel on foot pain?

Possible fasciitis : May possibly be plantar fasciitis ... You can look up the stretches for that on the internet. If it's not, there's no harm in stretching. If the stretching doesn't help, get it looked at. The stretching should be therapeutic and diagnostic. ...Read more

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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 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 ?

Consult a Podiatrist: You need to have it checked by your doctor or podiatrist to find the cause of pain.Meanwhile take some over the counter alleve or Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more