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My bf wants to know why the ball on his foot hurts to walk and what could it be?

My bf wants to know why the ball on his foot hurts to walk and what could it be?

A lot of things: This situation is common and could be due to a variety of things. These include a contusion, which is bruise; stress reaction or even a stress fracture, due to over-activity; metarsalgia, which is pain due to excess weight-bearing under a metatarsal head; a neuroma, which is an inflammed ; tendonitis, etc. If the pain is not getting better he should see an orthopaedist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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My foot hurts to walk on since my son fell over it what shod I do?

My foot hurts to walk on since my son fell over it what shod I do?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and have an x-ray taken to make sure there is no fracture. ...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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I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

It could be...: An arthritic lump of bone over a joint that also has a nerve running over it. This could produce the sensations you describe. See a podiatrist for details and a personalized exam. ...Read more

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The heel of my foot hurts to walk, would soaking in hot or cold water be beneficial in any way?

The heel of my foot hurts to walk, would soaking in hot or cold water be beneficial in any way?

Combo treatment.: If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! ...Read more

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The heel of my left foot hurts to walk, and the pain spreads to the topside front. I haven't injured my foot in any way, what could this be?

The heel of my left foot hurts to walk, and the pain spreads to the topside front. I haven't injured my foot in any way, what could this be?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen painful right foot hurts to walk on it & swollen vein raised in my right foot?

Swollen painful right foot hurts to walk on it & swollen vein raised in my right foot?

Acute?: Recommend elevation. Consider evaluation by your podiatrist or your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Fell 3 wks ago. Shin still hurts bad and swollen. Feel 2 lumps. Side of foot hurts to walk on it. Told I sprained it, no xray. Is this normal?

Fell 3 wks ago. Shin still hurts bad and swollen. Feel 2 lumps. Side of foot hurts to walk on it. Told I sprained it, no xray. Is this normal?

No, not normal at --: All. If symptoms are improving then I would not worry, if not, then I would have it seen to by an Orthopod with Xrays and treatment, as necessary started.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward. No swelling or bruising. Could it be broken? Is it possi

Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward. No swelling or bruising. Could it be broken? Is it possi

Get an Xray: It is very possible that you have a fracture, which might be a hairline fracture and not require casting, or it might be something more serious. See an orthopedist or emergency medicine physician/sports medicine doctor to have a physical evaluation. They may be able to advise you without an x-ray, but it is likely they would want one. Keep elevated, use ice for 48 hours, then heat.Ibuprofen helps. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when I walk sometimes?

Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when I walk sometimes?

Too general: A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts when I walk?

The top of my foot hurts when I walk?

Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more. ...Read more

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The ball of my foot hurts when I walk. What could be wrong?

The ball of my foot hurts when I walk. What could be wrong?

A few things: Pain in the ball of the foot can be a frustrating thing- you are trying to heal a part of the body you put a lot of weight on repeatedly each day!

antiinflammatory medication, padding in shoes, rest, ice can be employed. Looking at your shoes to make sure they fit well and are not excessively worn. Sometimes, injections or ach supports are needed. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell on my foot on the stairs and heard a pop about 6 times. Now today the outside of my foot hurts horribly to walk. What should I do?

Yesterday I fell on my foot on the stairs and heard a pop about 6 times. Now today the outside of my foot hurts horribly to walk. What should I do?

Podiatrist: Please seek podiatric or other medical assessment. In the meantime rest the foot, use intermittent ice, light compression and elevate it. NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help with pain. ...Read more

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The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help?

The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help?

Orthotics: Orthotics are designed to help relieve pain in feet, some times prefab orthotics work and other time the patient must have a custom one made. I recommend you get a diagnosis as to what is causing the foot pain. ...Read more

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For about a month I've had pain on my foot from the toe next to the big one but it leads to the pad of the front of my foot and hurts to walk?

Ball of foot pain: Very common complaint in this area. Often this is a bursitis or capsulitis. Sometimes patients have a torn ligament in this area as well. Other causes of pain here are neuromas, which are nerve irritations/small swellings of nerves of the toe. If the symptoms persist you should be evaluated by your podiatrist. X-rays would be indicated during a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I fell down playing basketball a couple of days ago, and now me right foot hurts whenever I walk (but it doesn't when lying down). What should I take?

I fell down playing basketball a couple of days ago, and now me right foot hurts whenever I walk (but it doesn't when lying down). What should I take?

You can take an: Antiinflammatory while you are trying to make an appt to see the foot doc to see what the problem is. Perhaps a stress fracture? Perhaps a sprain? ...Read more

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What can I do if the heel of my foot hurts when I walk?

What can I do if the heel of my foot hurts when I walk?

See your Podiatrist: There are many treatments that can relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I tripped on my sandal and now the middle of my foot hurts when I walk, but should I ice or heat it?

I tripped on my sandal and now the middle of my foot hurts when I walk, but should I ice or heat it?

Ice: Ice is better after an acute injury. No longer than about 20 minutes per hour and not directly on the skin. If the pain does not improve, see a specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.

What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.

? metatarsalgia: See a podiatrist to get this addressed, as you may have already been diagnosed with Morton's metatarsalgia. Plantar fasciitis and several rheumatological conditions could be playing a role here, and would advise blood studies if answer is elusive. ...Read more

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Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Foot hurt: You realy need to check that out particularly you can't walk. See your doctor or go to ER. Feel better. ...Read more

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Top of my foot hurts when I walk because I fell. It's been like that for more than hlf a year. What should I do? What are the treatments. Help please?

Top of my foot hurts when I walk because I fell. It's been like that for more than hlf a year. What should I do? What are the treatments. Help please?

See a foot doc: Have an evaluation, likely an x-ray will be taken and the doctor can come up with a plan based on his findings. ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts when I walk, so I end up limping, it hurts to sleep, I can't bend my toes without it hurting, I'm wondering if its broken?

The top of my foot hurts when I walk, so I end up limping, it hurts to sleep, I can't bend my toes without it hurting, I'm wondering if its broken?

Possibly: You will need to see a podiatrist to have it checked and probably an xray. Its possible that you developed a stress fracture which would cause the symptoms you are mentioning. You would also have some swelling. ...Read more

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My outer right foot hurts when I walk on it. I did a 4 mile race on Saturday. Yesterday it hurt so bad to walk on it and still is sore today. What to do?

With such a sudden -: Onset of pain, like you mention, the chances of it being a stress Fx would be extremely high.
So go and see your PCP to get an Xray, or an Foot Doc. At times the Xr's are negative, then a Bone scan might be needed.
In the meantime, restrict all activities, to reduce symptoms and not making the problem worse. Take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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I stepped on a bee at the beach in spain 1-2 day's ago, now my 2 little toes are huge and my foot hurts when I walk. Am I alergic?

I stepped on a bee at the beach in spain 1-2 day's ago, now my 2 little toes are huge and my foot hurts when I walk. Am I alergic?

Infection: The swelling from allergy comes up right away. Swelling a couple days later is usually an infection. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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


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