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How do I cut off a corn on the ball of my foot?

How do I cut off a corn on the ball of my foot?

You don't.: That can be very dangerous, you can give yourself an infection or cause bleeding. Corns can be rubbed off safely with pumice stones. Put the scissors and blades away. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are   coming up near

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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Had an injury over a year ago and ever since then my foot continuously "snaps" by my 5th metatarsal whenever I move it side to side. Possible cause?

Had an injury over a year ago and ever since then my foot continuously "snaps" by my 5th metatarsal whenever I move it side to side. Possible cause?

5th metatarsal: It seems your injury has returned. You should make an appointment to see a foot doctor. Hope all goes well - can't thing of anything that would prevent that! ...Read more

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What could cause pain of the left third metatarsal of my foot?

What could cause pain of the left third metatarsal of my foot?

Metatarsal: There are a number of things that can be happening from a stress fracture, to tendon sprain, to a bone bruise. Seeing a foot and ankle surgeon is helpful. ...Read more

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Should my foot still be sore 6 months after breaking 4&5 metatarsal?

Should my foot still be sore 6 months after breaking 4&5 metatarsal?

Pain: Yes your foot can still be sore at times. But if pain is intense you need to have another x-ray taken and re-evaluation of the fracture site by a podiatrist. Furether tratment could be indicated. ...Read more

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I have a pain, more like a burning sensation on the outside of my foot, where the 5th metatarsal is located, what could that be?

I have a pain, more like a burning sensation on the outside of my foot, where the 5th metatarsal is located, what could that be?

Hard to say: Could be many things like neuroma, capsulitis, irritated nerve(s), metatarsalgia, neuropathy, etc.... More than likely it's just a temporary condition. Give it a couple of days and if symptoms don't subside go visit your podiatrist. ...Read more

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The top of my foot in the middle has been hurting all day. It's between metatarsal 1and 2. What could be wrong and what treatment could I do at home??

The top of my foot in the middle has been hurting all day. It's between metatarsal 1and 2. What could be wrong and what treatment could I do at home??

A few things: Metatarsalgia is pain in the metatarsal heads, but other issues such as arthritis, nerve inflammation (neuroma) or stress or overuse injuries ( including tendinitis, stress fractures) can cause pain in the ball of the foot. Try resting, take an over the counter antiinflammatory (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) and make sure your shoes have enough cushion and support. If this doesn't help, see a Dr. ...Read more

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A steel post fell on top of my foot almost a week ago. the pain is gone but the metatarsal is raised up and my foot tingles. What does this mean?

A steel post fell on top of my foot almost a week ago. the pain is gone but the metatarsal is raised up and my foot tingles. What does this mean?

Bruised nerve: Crush injuries to the top of the foot often bruise one or more of the nerves on top of the foot.(see picture) . Most common nerve injured is the deep perineal nerve that supplies sensation to the 1st and 2nd toes . Any shoe that contracts the area where it is injured ( will increase the tingling.This may take months for it to go away . See foot doc to confirm ...Read more

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I have been dealing with metatarsal pain for a few months. I went barefoot just a few seconds and i got a shooting pain in & near ball of my foot.

I have been dealing with metatarsal pain for a few months.  I went barefoot just a few seconds and i got a shooting pain in & near ball of my foot.

MTP joint synovities: Most often the pain under the ball is due to overloading of the second and or third metatarsophalangeal joints. To prevent future problems, toe flexion exercises such as picking up a sock with toes, can preserve and improve the function of the muscles in the foot. Over time the nerves in between metatarsals can get affected and cause shooting pain in the toes and or numbness. ...Read more

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I recently rolled the outside of my right foot, there is a lump on the top of the 5th metatarsal, is this just swelling from rolling my foot?

I recently rolled the outside of my right foot, there is a lump on the top of the 5th metatarsal, is this just swelling from rolling my foot?

FRACTURE?: With this type of ankle/foot inversion injury, there is a possibility of a 5th metatarsal fracture. And true, it could just be swelling from the rolling. Get an x-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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It's been 15 days with a fibreglass cast with a fractured 3rd metatarsal and I feel no pain in my foot I still stay off it. What are the chances?

It's been 15 days with a fibreglass cast with a fractured 3rd metatarsal and I feel no pain in my foot I still stay off it. What are the chances?

Stick to the plan...: Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. That you have no pain us a good sign but does not mean you should deviate from the plan ...Read more

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I have pain in the bottom of my foot right below the big toe and before the arch of the foot it radiates to the 2&3 metatarsal .

I have pain in the bottom of my foot right below the big toe and before the arch of the foot it radiates to the 2&3 metatarsal .

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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