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I Get Pain In Arch Of My Foot Or Feet After Marching Band
I get pain in the arch or my foot or feet after marching band. What might be the cause of it? Are there any precautionsthat I need to take?
Plantar Fasciitis: This is probably plantar fasciitis. Make sure you are using good supportive shoes. Otc soft orthotics can help. The other treatments would be cortisone injections, taping of the arch, and achilles tendon stretching. Try to avoid going barefoot. Custom orthotics are also available. ...Read more
I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide, antibiotic ointment, &band aids, can I get Tetanus?
Maybe, maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years. If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one. You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more
NCV: Get an evaluation which includes a nerve conduction velocity test. It tests your nerves of the lower extremity. Your problem can originate all the way up in your lower back. ...Read more
Flat shoe pain: There may be a number of reasons to why you are getting pain in your feet. One of the most likely is that you are not getting enough arch support! This occurs when the shoegear (or lack there of) does not stabilize/support your foot joints. This allows you to overpronate and decrease your arch. You can help prevent and improve this pain with good tennis shoes and a podiatry referral. ...Read more
I get a catch in the arch of my foot when I'm pacing and dancing in my room. Why? And is there a way to prevent this without covering my feet?
No quick way: It will have to heal in it's own time. ...Read more
I have what I would discribe as muscular discomfort in the arch of my foot. It will appear as I get up in the morning and feels as my foot is restrictive in movement. If I go down the stairs I may have to do each step at a time rather stroll down them..
Why do I get a cramp in the arch of my foot days before my period? Can I do anything to prevent it?
I get really sweaty feet and a really sore and very very itchy rash on the arch of my foot and it hurts to walk so much after.?
Fungus Among Us: Sweaty feet can sometimes be treated by using regular tea and soaking once one to two times a day for 2 weeks but with the rash is best to be evaluated by a podiatrist to make sure that rash is treated appropriately. A bacterial and fungal infection which happen frequently with your condition of hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet). ...Read more
You never lost them: Arches are high or low naturally; they are stable or unstable. If unstable, they "flatten" too much and need to be controlled via orthotics and supportive shoegear. You're not going to re-create an arch, you're merely going to support/stabilize/control the arch you have. ...Read more
Every once in a while I get a sharp pain under my foot below the arch. Same side as the big toe what can cause this?
I do not have diabetes. I have a wide constricting band that goes from the top of my foot and wraps all the way around the arch. Tight to ankles/ toes?
Band Aid.: From your description, you just feel a tightness as opposed to the skin being actually tight from edema. This sounds like a neuropathy or nerve entrapment limited to the foot area. Even possible low grade trauma (shoes) to the area. The best way to find out is to visit your Doctor for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more
When I wear regular tennis shoes, I get this stabbing pain in my foot. If I were to try no arch, is there a way to slowly wean my foot off of it?
It is a little: Difficult understanding what you are asking....slowly weaning your foot off of what? Where is your pain? What happens when you wear an arch? And when you don't? ...Read more
Walked on inured tendons/ligaments for 2yrs, and my arch dropped, other parts of my foot are sore. If I get surgery will I be able to play sports again?
Injury: First an exam and x rays are in order. Seek the assistance of a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm worried my cast on my foot is too loose. How loose should it be before I go in to get a new cast?
See below: If it feels loose where it moves back and forth then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Puncture wound foot: Wash the area with warm, soapy water; cover with bandage; go to doc/er for definitive treatment. If cause of puncture was dirty/rusty & you haven't had tetanus booster within 10 years, you will receive one (unless allergic to it) probably as a dapt (includes booster for diphtheria & pertussis). Probably will receive antibiotics since punctures prone to infection. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Sorry for the delay in response. Depending on the timing of your painful and swollen foot, you may have a number of different conditions from trauma, to overuse, to metabolic conditions that can lead to a swollen and painful foot.
Try price therapy (protect, rest, ice, compression, and elevation at-least to level of heart) report to pcp if symptoms do not improve in 7 days. ...Read more
Go to an ER: They should be able to mark it and remove using ultrasound. Make sure your tetanus is up to date and ask about antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more
I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?
I broke my foot 9 years ago. It healed fine. Recently it has started to hurt again. Is this normal or should I get it checked?
If it keeps hurting: You should get it checked...like anything else. You can start with your family doc or see the Orthopedist who treated you initially. ...Read more
I have a painful spot on the side of my foot and it sticks out. It hurts more often and is getting larger. How can I get it fixed?
Dermatology problems are visual problems. Without seeing it, you have to look at the border; is it irregular or notched? Any color changes? Size larger than an eraser on a pencil? Drainage? A biopsy of the area may be in order. Your doctor can decide after looking at it. Good luck.
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I have a calcified node in my foot. My dr says there is nothing that can b done but it is very hurts & is getting worse. Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Yes: Never hurts to get a. Second opinion. ...Read more
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