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Experiencing dull ache on outside of foot and outer base when stationary but painful when I start to walk. Been doing long distance running?

Experiencing dull ache on outside of foot and outer base when stationary but painful when I start to walk. Been doing long distance running?

R/O STRESS FRACTURE: You need an exam and X-rays to evaluate for stress fracture in the foot. If X-rays are negative then a bone scan may need to be done. Seek evaluation by internist and orthopedic foot specialist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I stepped with force with the outside of my right foot. I am now forced to limp due to pain. I get only a dull ache if I press it. It gets worse with use. What should I do?

I stepped with force with the outside of my right foot. I am now forced to limp due to pain. I get only a dull ache if I press it. It gets worse with use. What should I do?

Sprain: Sounds like you may have twisted the foot and have a sprain. If you are not diabetic or have vascular disease, you should rest, ice, put an ace wrap on and elevate. If no better, then you probably should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. When using ice, never apply directly to skin as you might get frostbite. Place a towel on skin first, then ice for no longer than 20 min. ...Read more

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Hi at night time my feet gets really warm sometimes it has a dull ache I'm only 20 years old?

Hi at night time my feet gets really warm sometimes it has a dull ache I'm only 20 years old?

See doctor: Warmth and pain are two of the cardinal signs of inflammation. See primary care doctor or rheumatologist to make sure that you do not have an underlying autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis. They may intern have you evaluated by a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to tell you what is the cause of your symptoms with the information you have given. Is there any history of trauma. How old you are, your occupation and if you tried any over the counter medicine and response
I suggest you make an appointment with your Doctor and get it checked. Besides History and exam you may need Blood test and/or imaging like Xrays/MRI etc to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my legs to get all warm and achy, it is a dull ache particularly focused on my feet, and does not go away with rest.?

What could be the cause of my legs to get all warm and achy, it is a dull ache particularly focused on my feet, and does not go away with rest.?

Shoes: It sounds like you have generalized pain from not enough support from your shoes. Try wearing a cross training sneaker for a couple of days ...Read more

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Pain in feet but not sharp or stabbing, it's dull aching. Hurts when I walk, don't think it's neuropathy, any other idea. Thank you.

Pain in feet but not sharp or stabbing, it's dull aching. Hurts when I walk, don't think it's neuropathy, any other idea. Thank you.

Plantar fasciitis: One of the most common diagnoses for painful feet while walking would be plantar fasciitis as opposed to neuropathy which can be painful but it's also usually in the company of very funny and at times uncomfortable sensations such as walking on eggshells, rocks, pebbles, that sort of thing. Wanna chat more? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have lost the feeling in the outside of my right foot from my little toe to my heel, also a dull ache sensation iny heel? Anyone able to help?

I have lost the feeling in the outside of my right foot from my little toe to my heel, also a dull ache sensation iny heel? Anyone able to help?

Injury to a nerve: If you are having numbness in this particular area it is most likely due to a nerve injury. Now what is interesting is that you have pain in your heel. Is the pain under the heel or in back of the heel? If you are having pain under the inside of the heel and if this was present before the numbness, it may be a result of walking on the outside of your foot as to compensate for the pain. ...Read more

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A/c on. At times couldn't tell if I was hot or cold. Have anxiety. Dull ache above brows, neck/back pain. Hand & feet were definitely cold though. What is this?

A/c on. At times couldn't tell if I was hot or cold. Have anxiety. Dull ache above brows, neck/back pain. Hand & feet were definitely cold though. What is this?

Anxiety symptoms?: Feeling anxious can often be accompanied by tension headache, similar to what you describe. Hands and feet feeling cold can be due to stress/anxiety triggering peripheral vasoconstriction, reducing blood flow to the extremities and making hands/feet feel very cold. Treating the anxiety will reduce the frequency and intensity of these symptoms. Consult a psychologist who uses CBT psychotherapy. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on the outside of my left foot near my pinkie toe. It is a very noticeable dull ache whenever I put pressure on my foot when I walk.

I'm having pain on the outside of my left foot near my pinkie toe. It is a very noticeable dull ache whenever I put pressure on my foot when I walk.

Pressure area?: Pain in this area could be due to pressure from walking and perhaps shoes. I've noticed that people tend to have pain in this area from a bump called a tailor's bunion. And sometimes people tend to put more weight than normal on this area when walking. If it doesn't go away, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dull ache that travels around the body mainly arms hands legs feet. Pinching sensations. This ache started in right leg few months ago?

Dull ache that travels around the body mainly arms hands legs feet. Pinching sensations. This ache started in right leg few months ago?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a generalized pain syndrome involving both upper and lower half and left and right of your body as well as lasting more than three months. So this is possibly the beginnings of fibromyalgia but there are many other things it could be. It will take an exam and a good history from your doctor to determine. ...Read more

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I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee. Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee. Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee. Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee. Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

Nerve inolvement: The bruising and swelling may have impinged on a nerve in the front of your leg such as the superficial fibular nerve. If the symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, please seek evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more

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Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Peripheral disease: Sounds like peripheral vascular disease. It is important to have a good physical exam and likely some testing to evaluate what the next treatment would be for you.

Concerning things would be ulcers in feet, non healing wounds, which you need to take care of imediately ...Read more

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Shin pain for months looks a pale color compared to other leg. Not red. Feels like slight tightness, dull ache. Knot on shin where meets foot. Been to er.

Still issues: Well firstly you need to rest the limb. If issues persist you need to have a primary doctor not we for evaluation and then possibly an orthopedic. ...Read more

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My left ankle bent outward 2 weeks ago. No fracture. Dull painful ache in toes, side of foot, radiates up in back of thigh. Why is painful?

My left ankle bent outward 2 weeks ago. No fracture. Dull painful ache in toes, side of foot, radiates up in back of thigh. Why is painful?

Nerve strain: You likely strained one of the nerves in your leg during the ankle sprain. This should resolve over time. You may use anti-inflammatory medications for symptom relief. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more