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I have very tender bottom of feet on metarsal areas of both feet. I can walk fine on carpeted areas, but not so well on hard floors. What is Problem?

I have very tender bottom of feet on metarsal areas of both feet. I can walk fine on carpeted areas, but not so well on hard floors.  What is Problem?

Loss of fat pad: One of the changes experiences with aging is the loss of the fat pads on the bottom of the foot. Discomfort increases with this loss of cushion. There may also be bony changes due to arthritis and acquired deformities such as hammer toes. Use metatarsal pads in shoes or shoe inserts to cushion feet , and avoid going barefoot if it is uncomfortable.See a podiatrist if pain limits activity. ...Read more

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Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Feet first, then...: There are many possible causes of foot pain. It is best to get it evaluated by a physician- to help customize the treatment if it is toward your heel, and worst when you first get out of bed, it may be plantar fasciitis. Freeze a plastic water bottle and roll out the bottom of your feet for 10 minutes. If not improving, get it looked at-you may need a stretch/ strengthening program. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Sorry: I do not believe that there are hair follicles on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. ...Read more

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What causes burning on the bottom of feet?

What causes burning on the bottom of feet?

Possible causes of : Burning sensation of the feet includes over exertion, athlete's foot, a symptom of nerve damage from diabetes , exposure to toxins, hypothyroidism , HIV etc ...Read more

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What causes nodules under skin on bottom of feet?

What causes nodules under skin on bottom of feet?

Few causes. : Most common causes are rheumatoid nodules and nodules related to thickening of the fascia. However if you are talking about the numerous little globules all over your feet that are seen with stretching of the skin and sometimes feel like bumps - those are normal but i'll be darned if i know what to call them. ...Read more

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What would cause increase numbness bottom of feet & a tearing sense in left heel when i bend to pick up something?

What would cause increase numbness bottom of feet & a tearing sense in left heel when i bend to pick up something?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament across the arch of the foot becomes inflamed. This generally happens from poor foot mechanics and lack of shoe support. It usually responds to foot inserts and anti-inflammatories. A pinched nerve similar to carpal tunnel could also be to blame. See a podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Occasional burning sensation on bottom of feet?

Occasional burning sensation on bottom of feet?

Vague: Would need a history and examination. Allergies, irritation from sweating, meds, supplements, fit of your shoes, etc. I would see a dr. If this becomes a major issue. ...Read more

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What do small brown spots on the bottom of feet mean?

What do small brown spots on the bottom of feet mean?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sole of my feet or bottom of feet hurt at night & morning. They both hurt, but mostly on the left. This is when I step.

Sole of my feet or bottom of feet  hurt at night & morning. They both hurt, but mostly on the left. This is when I step.

Varies: There are a number of possible causes. Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common causes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and inserts on the heel. When it gets inflamed or contracted it can cause pain and difficulty walking. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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