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Doctor insights on: Injuries To The Top Of The Foot

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What might cause shin pain after injury to the top of the foot?

What might cause shin pain after injury to the top of the foot?

Anterior Tibialis: Tendonitis could be a direct result of an injury to the top of the foot. The tib ant as it is often called starts out on the lateral leg or shin and courses down your leg and spreads out on the top of your foot. It is the main muscle/tendon involved in raising (dorsiflexing) your foot. If you injure the top of your foot you cna injure that tendon as well and it will not function well and hurt. ...Read more

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I have a shooting and dull pain which started in a 12 year old injury. It travels across the entire top of my foot. It is almost impossible for me to walk. Occasionally, i also getpain while resting. What should I do?

Maybe fallen arch: Sounds like you had pain related to a fallen arch. If you have flatfeet this is most likely the cause. It will develop into arthritis between the little bones in your foot. Arch supports can be helpful. But before you try to treat yourself seek help from an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had 2 injuries lately that have kept me off my feet. I have found a lump on top of the foot next to the main vein. Pulsates to heartbeat. Clot?

Arterial pressure.: It's not clear if the two recent injuries were to your foot, specifically the top of your foot. Veins generally don't pulsate, at least not like an artery. The answer is probably best answered by a hands on examination of the area. ...Read more

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I have pain on top and left side of my left thigh. No apparent injury. I tried rest and ice but doesn't help much unless I stay off my feet for hours?

Thigh pain: Can be caused by a muscle strain or compression on a nerve at the top of the groin. Rest, warm moist compresses, and anti-inflammatory medication may give relief. If this doesn't work see a doctor ...Read more

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I have very dark purple areas on both my ankles and the tops of my feet and half way up my calves.... I've had no injuries and not been bitten. ?

I have very dark purple areas on both my ankles and the tops of my feet and half way up my calves.... I've had no injuries and not been bitten.  ?

You need exam: The description you are giving is enough that I would recommend that you get an exam done today. Sometimes low platelets can cause a condition similar to what you are describing. Call and see someone today. ...Read more