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Bottom of foot pain when walking after sitting for a while?

Plantar Fascitis: Generally pain on the bottom of the foot is the sudden stretching of the plantar fascia, a big band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. At rest it is short and when you stand your foot arch flattens out and the fascia is pulled away from the bone causing inflammation. It generally does not go away on it's own. See a podiatrist for long term relief. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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I have foot pain under my right big toe, especially when walking.

I have foot pain under my right big toe, especially when walking.

Blister?: An extra bone under the joint, tendon straining, nerve compression, joint pain, foreign body, blister, wart, so many possibilities, where do I start? Photo? From all sides of course. ...Read more

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Top of one foot pain when walking/movement especially upon waking & after rest for over 4 months. RA has been ruled out. What else can it be?

Top of one foot pain when walking/movement especially upon waking & after rest for over 4 months. RA has been ruled out. What else can it be?

Multiple reasons: Pain on the top of the foot could be from tendinitis, stress fracture, joint inflammation or injury. If blood work has ruled out RA, you should get an X-ray if not done, you may need an anti inflammatory or an insert to help take stress off the foot. ...Read more

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I began to experience left foot pain when walking yesterday. Pain is towards the heel, and is mild. No pain at all when walking up stairs. What to do?

I began to experience left foot pain when walking yesterday. Pain is towards the heel, and is mild. No pain at all when walking up stairs. What to do?

Stretch and massage: Consider massaging the arch and heel. Stretching the foot by pulling toes toward you can also help relieve tension on the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of your feet.
I would also recommend proper arch supports in your shoes. ...Read more

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Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Likely: Two seperate problems. Seems you made the restless legs syndrome diagnosis, but more info is needed to help with the foot pain while walking as that is too general of a complaint. ...Read more

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Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Possible: Plantar fascitiis, but there are certainly other things as swell. The information provided is very limited... ...Read more

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Pain in feet when walking and standing which stops when sitting?

Pain in feet when walking and standing which stops when sitting?

More support: Probably would benefit from more supportive shoes and inserts. If still persists see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do about foot aches when walking?

What can I do about foot aches when walking?

Get gait checked: Aching in the feet when walking may be a symptom of inefficient biomechanics in the movement of your foot and ankle. Consider seeing a podiatrist and having a gait evaluation. ...Read more

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I had some measles last November and since then I my right foot hurts when walking?

I had some measles last November and since then I my right foot hurts when walking?

Not related: Need to see foot doctor to assess your foot and biomechanics. It's for sure not related to measle ...Read more

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Stubbed foot getting off of elevator. Foot is achy and mild pain when walking/standing/driving. Can move around without pain. Do I need an xray still?

Stubbed foot getting off of elevator. Foot is achy and mild pain when walking/standing/driving. Can move around without pain. Do I need an xray still?

Stubbed foot: If you are having even mild pain as you state an x ray is indicated. I have seen many chip and overt fractures this way. Seek the help of a podiatrist - you will be glad you did! Best of luck. ...Read more

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My foot hurts in my arch on the inside if I do not wear my brace when walking it hurts all the time. I am on my foot all day at work I push shopping carts. The pain is tingling and dull all the time?

My foot hurts in my arch on the inside if I do not wear my brace when walking it hurts all the time. I am on my foot all day at work I push shopping carts. The pain is tingling and dull all the time?

Pinhed nerve: You may have a pinched nerve to the area on the bottom of the arch area. When you wear the brace the pressure is taken off the area and it feels better. Talk to your doctor about a medication that can help to get rid of the pain in addition to the brace. ...Read more

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Pain in calfs with severe Right knee pain that travels through the whole leg and to the buttocks and severe pain in feet when walking?

Sounds Sciatic: Radiating pain up and down the legs sounds like a nerve issue. The sciatic nerve and its branches would be the likely culprit. The important question is what's causing the irritation? It could be a space occupying lesion, bakers cyst, related to increased facial compartment pressures or an issue with the nerve itself. It definitely deserves a thorough evaluation. Dr.R ...Read more

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How do I know when a foot stress fracture is healed b/c my foot hurts when walking but not when I'm resting soon as start to walk it hurts so bad?

How do I know when a foot stress fracture is healed b/c my foot hurts when walking but not when I'm resting soon as start to walk it hurts so bad?

Have an X-ray: The only way to determine if a fracture has healed is to not healing across the fracture site with an xray. If you walk on a stress fracture that is not healed, you can risk creating a complication - possibly a displaced fracture. See the doctor and get x-rays. ...Read more

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How can I allievate foot pain caused by walking?

This would depend: On the etiology of the pain. Where on the foot you are getting the pain? In the heel? The arch? A toe? The more specific you are, the more detailed answer we can give. ...Read more

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Foot pain can feel something under the foot while walking or doing anything?

Foot pain can feel something under the foot while walking or doing anything?

Plantar pain: Consider plantar fasciitis, hallux valgus, sesamoiditis, stress fracture, soft tissue skin problem, among others. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or foot surgeon. ...Read more

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Foot pain can feel something under the foot while walking please help me recover this problem?

Hard to say: Above says you are 136 years old that is some kind of record or a typo

many possible causes for foot pain would need physical exam to try to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain after walking?

Could be many thing: Need more info on type of pain, where located, how long it last. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain in the morning before I even walk?

What is causing my foot pain in the morning before I even walk?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis. It would be helpful to know whether or not you go to bed and have pain then also. ...Read more

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Foot pain when putting weight on it or bending to walk. I don't know if it's because I work on my feet all the time. Has been going on for a week.

Foot pain when putting weight on it or bending to walk. I don't know if it's because I work on my feet all the time. Has been going on for a week.

More info needed: Go to a foot and ankle specialist to better evaluate. This may be as simple as wearing the wrong shoes to a sprain or other injury. ...Read more

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Have u ever seen a pt. With bilateral plantar foot pain, no morning pain, pain worse when standing then walking? How was pt diagnosed and treated?

Strained arch.: Plantar foot pain, generally, can arose from 3 areas. The ball, the arch or the heel. The arch has the largest surface area, and it's no surprise that it is also the area the patients complain about most. You symptoms are more than likely due to a strain on the soft tissue structures in the arch, namely the fascia. Since it is on both heels it is probably due to your shoes. Start with the shoes. ...Read more

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I fell foot pain right in the middle and goes down to bottom of the foot. I don't fell pain unless I walk. Which exercise and med. Should I consume?

I fell foot pain right in the middle and goes down to bottom of the foot. I don't fell pain unless I walk. Which exercise and med. Should I consume?

Consult a Podiatrist: You need to have it checked by your doctor or podiatrist to find the cause of pain. Meanwhile take some over the counter alleve or Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am heaving a lot of foot pain when I walk on it. I don't know why. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: Your foot can hurt for many different reasons. You may need to sit and talk with someone to figure out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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What could cause foot pain behind the ball of my foot that flares up sometimes when at rest and sometimes while walking? (woman, 27)

What could cause foot pain behind the ball of my foot that flares up sometimes when at rest and sometimes while walking? (woman, 27)

Nerve pain: It sounds like you may be developing a neuroma which is inflamation of the nerve between the toes and at the ball of the foot.

See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My niece is 16years old and has a flat foot condition. She suffer from foot pain after walking long destance or wearing heals. What she can do?

Get evaluated: Teens will present with painful flat feet if they have a tarsal coalition. That is where the bones didn't separate completely when they were growing. This may need an x-ray or ct scan to diagnose. ...Read more

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Looking for some guidance regarding pain in left foot. Pain at tip of 2nd and 3rd toes while walking. No real discomfort elsewhere in toes or foot?

Looking for some guidance regarding pain in left foot. Pain at tip of 2nd and 3rd toes while walking. No real discomfort elsewhere in toes or foot?

TWO THINGS: I'm assuming no injury/trauma. First, is it the very early signs of a pinched nerve supplying the second and third toes; it's called a neuroma, most commonly affecting the 3rd and 4th toes. Second, if diabetic, is it the very, very early signs of diabetic neuropathy? Those are my thoughts.
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Hi, I've heel and foot pain on both feet. The more I walk or stand the more painful it is. Sometime even without walking a lot. 10 min. Its been 2y..

Hi, I've heel and foot pain on both feet. The more I walk or stand the more painful it is. Sometime even without walking a lot. 10 min. Its been 2y..

Plantar Fasciitis: One of the most common sources of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and supports the arch. It commonly results in pain upon first standing up which eases with some stretching. It then gets worse over the course of the day. It needs to be thoroughly evaluated by a podiatrist to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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How do I prevent foot pain that travels to my calf when I walk?

How do I prevent foot pain that travels to my calf when I walk?

Determine cause: Without evaluating you possibilities include: 1) tendonitis. Many muscles found in the leg end in the foot. 2) a nerve compression - this would feel like burning, shooting, stabbing or electricity. 3) the possibility of a clot should stay in the differential as you mention calf pain. A podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist should be able to make the diagnosis and help you. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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