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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?
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
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Best way: Is to find the cause. Only then can a treatment plan be made to help you. ...Read more
Bunion: Think you mean hallux valgus. Depends where pain is, could be from sesamoids, big toe joint, crowding of second toe, bunion itself, or shoe wear...perhaps all of the above. Don't know your age or other history but if no contraindications to surgery, see foot surgeon to discuss removing bunion and correcting valgus toe...if all goes well should address all problems I mentioned above. ...Read more
Support: Any shoe that will give your foot support and limit extra motion. ...Read more
Tennis shoes: Good construct cross trainer tennis type shoe: ne balance, nike, etc. Dress type by new balance dunham. ...Read more
What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.
Foot pain: I would first try an over the counter orthotic such as those where you can measure your foot at a kiosk like Dr. Scholl's. If the pain persists, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Teacher with very high arches, having extreme throbbing foot pain half-way through day (walking and standing). Best solution?
Orthotics: Try them you'll like them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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