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What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

Arthritis: Can be early signs of arthritis. Possibly gout, rheumatoid, psoriasis, response to an injury, etc... See ur phys for proper eval and reccs. ...Read more

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Past week, foot/body stiffness when getting out of bed and after sitting for 3-5mins. Some quick numbness. No change/injury. Anything I can do to help?

Past week, foot/body stiffness when getting out of bed and after sitting for 3-5mins. Some quick numbness. No change/injury. Anything I can do to help?

Foot/ body stiffness: Just the foot or body also ? If foot may be plantar fasciitis, - treat w/ stretches ( roller massager can get online) or kinesiotape, NSAIDS ( motrin if not allergic) or input/meds /steroid injections from doc. If body stiffness, see doc-check for infection(strep- also have fever or ST), post exercise(charley horse), autoimmune process-check ESR,CRP ANA,TSH, H pylori (GERD), check for MS ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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After spending 8-11 hours standing and walking on concrete floor working I get pain iin my feet and stiffness in my ankles what can I do to stop this?

Care for your feet: Taking care of your feet is very important when you spend long periods of time on them. Properly fitting shoes with good arch supports and sufficient cushion for walking (which is different for running or for court sports) is very important. Also consider additional arch supports (not just insoles which are flat) that go in your shoes. Spenco is one of many brands of arch supports available. ...Read more

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Suggestions for pain and stiffness on the tops & bottoms of my feet? Bottom been a while and worse in am. Top newer. Very stiff & sore. Not a runner.

Suggestions for pain and stiffness on the tops & bottoms of my feet?  Bottom been a while and worse in am. Top newer. Very stiff & sore. Not a runner.

Plantar Fasciitis: Possible plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the plantar fascia. Tightens at night causing pain in am. Rest, ice, stretching, avoid barefoot, good shoes and arch supports can help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation including a x-ray. The doctor can help with cortisone injections, custom orthotics and other treatment. ...Read more

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