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I dropped something heavy on the top of my foot twice! After almost two months, it's still not healed. If I bump it, it hurts. When will it heal?

I dropped something heavy on the top of my foot twice! After almost two months, it's still not healed. If I bump it, it hurts. When will it heal?

Is it open Wound?: If open wound has not healed for 2 months, it is time to see the doctor.
If it is painful; it may be normal. But you may need Xray to r/o Hairline Fracture as it is still painful. ...Read more

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Is my foot drop coming back? The tops of my feet seem to have a slight burning or numbing sensation, and I am expeiencing pain in my heels. The heel pain is only after I have been off my feet for awhile and then get up to walk to another room. Its is hard

Is my foot drop coming back? The tops of my feet seem to have a slight burning or numbing sensation, and I am expeiencing pain in my heels. The heel pain is only after I have been off my feet for awhile and then get up to walk to another room. Its is hard

I: I think you have two separate, unrelated problems.

The heel pain you're describing is called post-static dyskinesia. In english, pain after rest, where that first step in the morning is the killer, and as you walk, it seems to dissipate... Until you rest again, and get up, and then the whole thing starts all over. This is a hallmark for plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that starts in the heel bone, extends across your arch, and inserts into the metatarsal heads. It's very common and is treated by steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, stretching and night splints. Surgery to cut the plantar fascia works, but it is almost never needed, since plantar fasciitis usually responds very well to conservative treatment.

Plantar fasciitis is not associated with numbness or burning, especially on the top of the foot. These sort of symptoms are more associated with a nerve issue, like tarsal tunnel syndrome or some sort of peripheral nerve entrapment. I'm not sure why you developed a drop foot in the past, but a drop foot is usually caused by some kind of nerve impingement higher up in the leg, or even the low back, like a herniated disc.

There are also some systemic diseases that can produce muscle weakness to the point where one develops a drop foot, some of which can be serious.

I would start by going to an orthopedic surgeon and get examined, especially with some simple neurological tests like reflexes, muscle strength testing and tests of sensation. These will usually point your doctor in the right direction. If it appears the origin of the nerve impingement is your lower back, an MRI would show a disc herniation. An EMG (electromyography) and an ncv (nerve conduction velocity) can disclose a nerve entrapment, like tarsal tunnel, and a muscle biopsy can diagnose other more significant issues.

Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

Contusion at: Minimum but an xray would help you rule out any type of fracture....Ice, elevation and compression are key right now.... ...Read more

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Feet are okay until I step on something that is unlevel, such as a tree root etc. Then I feel pain on the top of my foot. This goes for either foot.

Feet are okay until I step on something that is unlevel, such as a tree root etc. Then I feel pain on the top of my foot. This goes for either foot.

More info needed: Uneven surfaces could irritate joints from loose ligaments. Also nerve fibers are stretched causing a propioception response on the extensor digatorium brevis muscle which is on top of your foot. Need a medical examination to find out the "root" of the problem. ...Read more

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I got bit yesterday on top of my foot by something and it looked just like a normal bite but today it's swollen and and it hurts to bend my foot when?

I got bit yesterday on top of my foot by something and it looked just like a normal bite but today it's swollen and and it hurts to bend my foot when?

Try this.: Some bites are potentially more serious than others and can have serious consequences. Having said that, you first need to check and see if there a stinger or other insect part in the bite area, If so, remove it. The area should be washed with soap and water. An ice pack should be applied after applying a hydro-cortisone topical. Elevate the foot and take an anti-inflammatory such as advil. ...Read more

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What is causing pain on the top of my foot?

What is causing pain on the top of my foot?

Depends: Many things can cause pain to the top of the foot. If no trauma, or overuse activity, then shoe irritation (laces too tight or shoe too tight) is common cause. If better shoes, icing and anti inflammatories are not helpful, then an evaluation is recommended. Dr l. ...Read more

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How do I know that I broke the top of my foot?

How do I know that I broke the top of my foot?

Fracture: Signs of a fracture would include pain, swelling and bruising. If concerned of a possible fracture, your physician could order an x-ray. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on the top of my foot?

Tendon or nerve: Usually pain on top of the foot is caused by a shoe rubbing against it. It could irritate one of the nerves or perhaps one of the tendons comming into the foot. Check all your shoes. If the pain is acute try ice and otc anti inflammatory like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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What could produce pain along the top of my foot?

What could produce pain along the top of my foot?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have pain in the top of my foot. What should I do?

I have pain in the top of my foot. What should I do?

Multiple answers: This could from tight shoes aggravating the nerves, lack of support from your shoes. A pinched nerve or ligament strain or possible cyst. Please see your podiatrist for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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What would cause random hot sensations on the top of my foot?

What would cause random hot sensations on the top of my foot?

Nerve irritation: It sounds very much like nerve irritation. Further history and exam is needed to determine more specific cause of your problem. ...Read more

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I noticed a small freckle on the top of my foot...should I be conc r ned?

I noticed a small freckle on the top of my foot...should I be conc r ned?

Small freckle: Can be of concern depending on the size of it or if you have a history or skin cancer. Best to have a foot doctor or dermatologist check it out! ...Read more

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I have a pain on the top of my foot that radiates to the bottom of my foot. What is this?

Need more info: Was there any trauma? When does this pain occur: is it only on weight bearing or in shoes? Any skin abnormalities or swelling? ...Read more

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I had stiches on top of my foot eight days ago. I cant straighten my foot out as my foot goes in.

I had stiches on top of my foot eight days ago. I cant straighten my foot out as my foot goes in.

Have it seen.: There are multiple ways to interpret the meaning of your dilemma, and with all of them, I think you should have the surgeon take a look. Don't wait too long to be seen. ...Read more

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I have reddish blotches and small dots on the top of my foot. It's been there for years with no other symptoms but its getting worse and spreading.

I have reddish blotches and small dots on the top of my foot. It's been there for years with no other symptoms but its getting worse and spreading.

Picture: IS worth a thousand words.....this can be so many different things...would need to be seen and if doc unsure a biopsy would make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is it that the top of my foot hurts?

Why is it that the top of my foot hurts?

May be a strain: In the muscle or even some irritation from a shoe ...Read more

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Why is the top of my foot numb?

Why is the top of my foot numb?

Evaluation: You need an evaluation. Several things can cause numbness in the foot, sometimes a nerve conduction study can be ordered to better help determine the cause. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is numb and I can't feel it. It's not from the cold, is this something to worry about?

The top of my foot is numb and I can't feel it. It's not from the cold, is this something to worry about?

Get it looked at: Any injuries? When did it start? What medical problems do you have if any? There's a lot to look at but i'd first need a thorough history. ...Read more

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What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

Get it examined: See a podiatrist to have it examined and checked. It can be the result of problems in either the foot or ankle. ...Read more

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What causes sudden severe pain on the top of my foot?

What causes sudden severe pain on the top of my foot?

Foot pain: There can be many different reasons for foot pain. From arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures, general foot fatigue, and countless more. Even the time of day the pain comes can help determine why you are having pain. You can ask your pcp for a podiatry referral if the pain continues to worsen. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the top of my foot without pain it feels squishy?

I have swelling on the top of my foot without pain it feels squishy?

Swelling: Dear Lynn, you need to be seen by your PCP for evaluation of swelling, you need x-rays of your feet and blood work for starts. Possibly a MRI to rule out neuromas, arthritis or stress fracture. Please get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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First the back. And now the top of my foot hurts all the time. What could be wrong?

First the back. And now the top of my foot hurts all the time. What could be wrong?

Neuritis: You may have an injury to the back that is pressing on a nerve to the lower extremity creating a neuritis. You should probable see a back specialist. ...Read more

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The top of my foot feels like it's brused & on fire but it looks normal, what could be the problem?

Nerve compression: This is most likely due to a pinched nerve in the top of the foot that may be due to tying the laces too tight on your shoes, or possible repetitive trauma to the top of the foot from kicking a soccer ball, etc. This could also be caused by sitting on your foot incorrectly. If the symptoms do not go away within a few days, I would see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I burned the top of my foot if I go to the doctors will he give me crutches and if I do need them for how long?

I burned the top of my foot if I go to the doctors will he give me crutches and if I do need them for how long?

Need more info.: Please describe what happened in detail. Partial thickness? Blisters only? What caused the burn? How long ago? Any underlying skin condition? Any neuropathy? ...Read more

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Why does the top of my foot hurt I don t have to move it just relaxing and pain shoots through the top of my foot?

Arch problem: The pain can be caused by a biomechanical fault. You need x-rays to address your problem. Your foot is pronating and this could cause pain from over compensation. ...Read more

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I keep having pain in the top of my foot to the outside. I have done nothing to it, but it just aches!!! What can cause this?

I keep having pain in the top of my foot to the outside. I have done nothing to it, but it just aches!!! What can cause this?

Foot Pain: There are several factors that can cause pain in the foot. The most common is trauma. Other causes include inflammation of soft tissue in the area such as tendinitis, or bursitis. These are usually caused by repetitive trauma, over doing a specific activity that you normally do or Starting a new activity. Try icing it 3 times a day and stop physical activity. If no response see a Podiatrist. ...Read more