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Pain in left foot, balloffoot, top of foot near toes, arch of foot pain. Pain left side of karf. Its been like this for a month, hard to walk. What's this?

Pain in left foot, balloffoot, top of foot near toes, arch of foot pain. Pain left side of karf. Its been like this for a month, hard to walk. What's this?

Stop Playing around.: Sounds like there's a whole lot going on here. Any one of the areas of pain could be the problem and compensation causing the rest.
Could be soft tissue or bone or both. Your best bet is to have it examined to eliminate the possibilities. My guess is that you will need a cam walker of stabilize the foot for a while. ...Read more

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5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

Yes: If you have not injured yoursefl. When one joint in the body is not performing the way it should, the joints close to them pick up the slack. See your orhopod or rhuematologist who is taking care of you for further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic top of foot pain, MRI negative, dr doesn't seem to know but wants me to do more pt. This hasn't helped and it's costly. Second opinion?

Chronic top of foot pain, MRI negative, dr doesn't seem to know but wants me to do more pt. This hasn't helped and it's costly. Second opinion?

Possible neuritis: There are not many structures on the top of the foot other than skin, fat, tendons, few small muscles ligaments and the underlying joints and bones. Nri's poorly visualize nerves since they are small at the level of the foot. If the pain shoots or radiates or tjhe area tingles when u tap where it hurts it is possibly a nerve problem. Seek another opinion with a foot specials. ...Read more

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Lately foot pain in TOP of feet just below toes, especially after sitting for a while. Also noticed heels that usually comfy hurt to wear now. Why?

Lately foot pain in TOP of feet just below toes, especially after sitting for a while. Also noticed heels that usually comfy hurt to wear now. Why?

Rule out fracture: You need to have a 3 view x-ray of your foot and possibly see a podiatrist to advice you on orthotic devices.
I recommend to stay off heels for now and wear comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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I fell weird and now I have top of foot pain?

I fell weird and now I have top of foot pain?

RICE: Rest, ice elevate and compress, if not improving in 24 hours see a podiatrist for an xray and exam. ...Read more

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I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

Probably: Mri is excellent for evaluating the tendons of the body. Even mild abnormalities are usually visible. Normally, the tendons look black and have smooth contours. Abnormal tendons may be thick or may have fluid in or around them. This shows up very well on an mri. The MRI also gets a very good look at bones, cartilage and ligaments, so there is a good chance of finding your problem. ...Read more

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Top of foot pain, worse with light activity. Shoes roomy. Running barefoot feels good. Have to remove socks at work. Squeezing midfoot causes pain?

Need more info: Sounds more like neuroma pain with the shoe part as well as the squeezing of the foot, but not where the pain is. Neuroma pain occurs around the toes underneath. Sounds like some kind of nerve compression somewhere. Have it checked ...Read more

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Chronic top of foot pain following excess standing. Post walking/running pain. Mri neg. For stress fx or tendonitis. No obvious dx. Ideas?

Chronic top of foot pain following excess standing. Post walking/running pain. Mri neg. For stress fx or tendonitis. No obvious dx. Ideas?

Probably Tendonitis: Even though your mris were negative, low grade tendonitis of the extensor tendons on the top of the feet can be negative on mris. If the top of your foot hurts to pull your toes up and/or down, probably 95% chance of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Nerve problem: This is probaby due to a pinched nerve in the top of the foot or a severe tedonitis causing weakness to the foot and preventing the foot from being able to be lifted. Please see your podiatrist right away, before this progressess. ...Read more

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Mri neg., fracture boot for 4 weeks, refrained from activity 6 weeks, still have top of foot pain. What now?

Mri neg., fracture boot for 4 weeks, refrained from activity 6 weeks, still have top of foot pain. What now?

Have you tried thera: Could be tendonitis which may need anti-inflammatory meds and physical therapy. Have an MRI to determine what cause is. ...Read more

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'the top of foot hurts when I point my toes?

'the top of foot hurts when I point my toes?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis or hyperextension will cause this type of pain. ...Read more

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Have bad left foot due to bunion/awaiting surgery on it. Now rt foot hurts, top of foot/2nd toe. Related?

Have bad left foot due to bunion/awaiting surgery on it. Now rt foot hurts, top of foot/2nd toe. Related?

Probably: It might be because of an altered gait. When one foot is hurting, you start putting more weight on the other foot, causing problems in the "healthy" foot. ...Read more

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Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Hurt Foot: You may have tendinitis which can be quite painful and related to various activities or the shoes you are wearing. Take an anti inflammatory like Advil (ibuprofen) and give it a couple of days. If there is no improvement, see a doc! ...Read more

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I have a knot under angle just noticed no pain but top of foot hurts should I be worried?

Clarify: Not sure what you mean under 'angle' please clarify?! and where does the foot hurt?! inside, outside? When you walk or even during rest?! thx! ...Read more

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Veins on foot pop out and top of foot hurts, making it slightly difficult to walk normally. Happened overnight, with no other noticable issues.

Veins on foot pop out and top of foot hurts, making it slightly difficult to walk normally. Happened overnight, with no other noticable issues.

Stress on foot: Somehow stress on your foot unknown probably happened or above, elevate the foot above the heart for an hour or in lazy boy chair, be sure no edema in calf or ankle, could be deep vein thrombosis, if edema or does not go away in a day or if pain in the calf, get an ultrasound thru the e.r., mots often uncertain cause and will go away ...Read more

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I had cyst of. Top of foot, they are gone now foot swallow and red is that normal and my foot hurts bad on top.

I had cyst of. Top of foot, they are gone now foot swallow and red is that normal and my foot hurts bad on top.

It is not normal: For a foot to be swollen and red, how did your cysts go away? You did not say.... ...Read more

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My whole foot hurts, can't sleep shoots in top of foot from lightest touch, calf hurts badly also', slightest pressure hurts very badly?

My whole foot hurts, can't sleep shoots in top of foot from lightest touch, calf hurts badly also', slightest pressure hurts very badly?

Foot/leg pain: You have not given us enough information. Do not know wether you had any trauma, if you have swelling, or redness, or skin breakdown. My impression is if it hurts that bad you ought to be seen ...Read more

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I play soccer and when I point my foot down. My foot hurts like in one spot near the talus navicular. By inside of ankle and top of foot?

I play soccer and when I point my foot down. My foot hurts like in one spot near the talus navicular. By inside of ankle and top of foot?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, primarily divided into soft tissue verse bone causes. Examples of soft tissue problems would be a tendonitis of the anterior tibialis muscle. From a bone perspective, a tarsal coalition or a accessory bone in that area can cause symptoms. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Foot pain from Feb is flaring up the past few times I worked out. Pain mostly under my big toe and ball. What should I do to make pain stop?

Foot pain from Feb is flaring up the past few times I worked out. Pain mostly under my big toe and ball. What should I do to make pain stop?

Running?: If running is part of your workout then this could be: a)metatarsalgia-correction>a metatarsal pad&properly fitting shoe wide enuf to let the forefoot spread with weight bearing. B)Short first metatarsal-correction> a foot bed with slight lift under first metatarsal head. C, e) e)Sesmoiditis or FreibergsInfraction-death of the head of a metatarsal-Rx>time, a shower clog forshoe&time DX is by x-ray. ...Read more

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I have big toe on my left foot. Pain that comes in throbs occasionally, what is this?

See below: It could be one of many things such as gout or bursitis. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe foot pain when moving my big toe. \nwhat is this!?

Possible Arthritis: Possible arthritis in joing causing inflammation and arthritic changes in joint causing pain with movement. Follow up with your local podiatrist for radiograph to evaluate joint and further care and treatment. ...Read more

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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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No injury to back or feet! Having severe foot pain on one foot and numb big toe on the other! It hurts on my back to. What should I do to help?

No injury to back or feet! Having severe foot pain on one foot and numb big toe on the other! It hurts on my back to. What should I do to help?

BACK/FOOT RELATED?: You're young, but you can still have back problems. Maybe a job with lots of lifting, carrying children can add stress to the back. You don't need an actual injury. There is a large nerve coming out of your back, getting smaller and smaller until it ends in your toes. So, I would start with your back. An orthopedist specializing in spine/back problems, a neurosurgeon, or a chiropractor can help. ...Read more

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I have severe left knee and ball of the big toe on the right foot pain. I've had a history without seeing anyone about this for several years. This pain?

I have severe left knee and ball of the big toe on the right foot pain. I've had a history without seeing anyone about this for several years. This pain?

Chicken or the egg.: A thorough directed physical exam and history is needed to decide whether or not your issues a independent or related to each other. There are many possibilities and they need to be sorted out before identifying your the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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