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Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Yes: There are multiple possible causes of pain in that region ranging from plantar fasciitis to a pinched nerve to a sprain. See a sports med doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

I sprained my foot and my instep and side part hurts?? is my leg broken?? and what to do

Need an xray: The best way to tell if there is a broken bone is with an x-ray. A sprain is when you damage the ligaments around a joint and there are many along your instep. I recommend you see a podiatrist for x-rays and examination. ...Read more

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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Possibilities: Sprain/strain, stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon tear or dysfunction or possibly and inflammatory condition such as gout. ...Read more

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Dark sometimes reddish spots on instep and arch of feet. They do not itch?

Dark sometimes reddish spots on instep and arch of feet. They do not itch?

Maybe warts: This could be a variety of things such as dermatitis, tinea pedis, vesicles or bulla, even warts. It really needs to be seen to properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Pressure from a shoe: If you are referring to the top of your foot, you may have a high arch or a bone spur from one of the joints that rub against the top of the shoe. You may need an x-ray, try "deeper " shoes. Could also be a contusion or bruise. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

It depends: Without an exam, it is difficult to tell. Sounds like posterior tibialis tendon pathology or possibly plantar fasciitis. You should see a podiatrist to see if you need support, immobilization or stretching. The cause dictates the treatment plan. ...Read more

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There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe. Foot feel plump.?

There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe.
Foot feel plump.?

See a podiatrist: You have a problem and an in person exam can pin point it. A differential diagnosis could include, neuroma, plantar plate tear. Those would be my first two thoughts mainly cause the condition is bilateral. So, a stress fracture or the likes would be less likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more