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The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

May be a sciatica: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. One part of the sciatic nerve is the S1 nerve root which runs down the back of the calf to the lateral aspect of the foot and so it may be coming from your back. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I started feeling strips of heat on left side of foot. It's getting worse and is spreading to whole foot. It's getting more painful too.

Need to be checked: You should have it checked by your doctor or a podiatrist. It may be inflammation like gout or an infection and as it is getting worse, you should waste no time and seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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How to treat gout on top left side of foot?

How to treat gout on top left side of foot?

With medication: Antiinflammatories, and Colchicine are used to address the pain and inflammation of the [acute] gout attack. Allopurinol is commonly used to control uric acid levels. There are other options available as well- talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

Hard to say: There are many causes of pain in the foot without any apparent trauma. Without knowing more about your boy's health history and getting a look at his tootsie, i'd be misleading you with any specific answers.

It's always safest and best to bring it in to a podiatrist, perhaps get an x-ray, and know for certain. Hope your boy feels better and good luck! ...Read more

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Had car accident 3 yrs ago left with bad sting pain on left side of foot, had X-ray nothing showed any suggestions thanks?

Had car accident 3 yrs ago left with bad sting pain on left side of foot, had X-ray nothing showed any suggestions thanks?

MRI: Plain x-ray gives good diagnostic information about bones but for more subtle issues like ligaments, MRI is a better imaging type.
Keeping an open mind about the diagnosis is important. This could be nerve-related e.g. reflex sympathetic dystrophy or referred pain from your lower back.
if your GP has not found an answer then seeking a review from an orthopaedic surgeon may be warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness on the left side of foot after a spiral fracture on side of foot?

What can cause numbness on the left side of foot after a spiral fracture on side of foot?

Nerve truama: Numbness can happen as a result of either a direct or indirect nerve trauma. During the injury the nerve could have been lacerated. Prolonged swelling can also cause nerve damage leading to numbness. ...Read more

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I've pain from the left buttocks to back side of foot while walking or standing. No pain when I'm taking rest. What is this and how can I cure this?

? L5-S1 nerve pain: The description of your pain sounds like a fifth lumbar-first sacral nerve root pain. This an area the sciatic nerve innervates. There can be many causes and an orthopedic surgeon can help you if your PCP can`t work this out. ...Read more

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Pain in left foot slight swelling on side of foot aches after walking?

Pain in left foot slight swelling on side of foot aches after walking?

Several things: Could just be a bruise, or muscle strain, but could be a metatarsal stress fracture.

See a podiatrist to check it out. ...Read more

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Pain at the outer side of left foot by my pinky toe. When I tap the side of foot I get a funny sensation like something is misplaced there.

Pain at the outer side of left foot by my pinky toe. When I tap the side of foot I get a funny sensation like something is misplaced there.

Neuroma: Symptoms of electric shock when locus on foot is pressed is likely due to contused foot nerve or benign growth on nerve called neuroma. This possibly resulted from an acute injury or repetitive stress from focal pinch cause by improperly fitting footwear. Try to protect area from pressure and wear loose fitting shoe. If problem does not resolve within 1-2 weeks see podiatrist. ...Read more

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My left ankle bent outward 2 weeks ago. No fracture. Dull painful ache in toes, side of foot, radiates up in back of thigh. Why is painful?

My left ankle bent outward 2 weeks ago. No fracture. Dull painful ache in toes, side of foot, radiates up in back of thigh. Why is painful?

Nerve strain: You likely strained one of the nerves in your leg during the ankle sprain. This should resolve over time. You may use anti-inflammatory medications for symptom relief. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain on the side of foot?

See doctor: Many causes including fracture, stress fracture, contusion, strain...... So see doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

See a specialist: If you have unexplained swelling on the side of your foot it could be one of several issues including an ankle sprain, tendinitis, a bone spur or a fracture. I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for examination. ...Read more

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Splinter on front ride side of foot 3 months ago. Can't find anything with needle, painful when touching around the place and when gently striking over it or when I hit something. Any danger?

Splinter treatment: If the foot hurts where the splinter penetrated 3 months ago, you may have a small foreign body reaction occurring. Your body may try to "wall off" the splinter by creating a scarred mass of tissue around the foreign item. This may hurt when you touch it. You may need an x ray for better diagnosis and a small procedure to remove the mass under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Ice: Lots of ice, elevation, compress with an ace bandage and rest. Take an over the counter antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). If no better, then go to your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Hard to know...: Many things cause rashes, from insect bites to infections, allergies to trauma. I recommend having it looked at by a physician, either in person or through a video consultation at HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What are these Small, itchy, red bumps on side of foot?

What are these Small, itchy, red bumps on side of foot?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Black spot noticed to side of foot which has got bigger, slightly raised. Should I see dr?

Black spot noticed to side of foot which has got bigger, slightly raised. Should I see dr?

Dermatologist: By all means have a dermatologist check this or any other skin lesions that look "strange" or stand out as something very different from other skin spots. Melanoma has to be ruled out in these cases. ...Read more

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What should I do for pain in the lower side of foot and foot feels weak with a stabbing pain?

See a doctor: This needs to be examined to determine the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more

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When I press on the back of my calf I get a sharp pain on right side of foot no further details?

Nerve issue: When you way "right side of foot" do you mean the outer part of ankle and foot around the heel area?

You may have a nerve entrapment of the sural nerve at mid-calf or at the lower end of calf muscle, or simply squeezing the nerve through the muscle and soft tissue can cause pain to radiate down to the foot. ...Read more

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Throbbing achy pain in right outer side of foot. A year ago she injured it and it was black and blue?

Throbbing achy pain in right outer side of foot. A year ago she injured it and it was black and blue?

Please clarify: Stated she injured it, so this is not you. If it is a woman questions come into play including birth control pills. Previous injury where the foot turned black and blue may have been a hairline fracture, and now she has refractured it. Could be blood clot or venous pooling of blood. Try rice, rest, ice elevation and an ace wrap for 48 hrs and otc naprosyn (naproxen) for 48hrs. Sx persist, see doc. ...Read more

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For how many days bandage is used on wounds n scrape like cut I have shoe bit on my back side of foot will I cover it for how many days I cover it?

For how many days bandage is used on wounds n scrape like cut I have shoe bit on my back side of foot will I cover it for how many days I cover it?

Depends on many thin: The purpose of wound dressings is to absorb xs exudate (fluid) until wound heals. By itself, the dressing will not heal a wound, but an improper dressing can impede it. The length of time to heal a wound depends on many factors, including cause, ur underlying health, extent of injury, & whether or not improper care is being taken. If wound is caused by a shoe that doesn't fit, don't wear it. TTYD. ...Read more

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I have pain on the bottom outer side of foot and only occurs when I am jumping/running on my toes pain disappears minutes after I stop activity?

Foot pain: The 1st thing that I would do is try a different shoe.

If this is not helpful your local podiatrist can look into this for you. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my right foot for just over a week. Developing burning sensation & redness on top & side of foot. Feels like foot is twisted.?

I've had pain in my right foot for just over a week. Developing burning sensation & redness on top & side of foot. Feels like foot is twisted.?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Presumably you did not injure it? In that scenario infection, inflammation, or if you are real active possibly a stress fracture are among the more common things we see. A detailed exam would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe pain on lateral side of foot when putting pressure in the mornings Hurts throughout day when leaning on that side Worse after rest x Ray normal?

Perineal tendinitis: You probably have one of two things. Insertional tendonitis at the base of your 5 metatarsal or capsulitis of your 4 &5 metatarsal cuboid joints. Both respond well to ice, rest, immobilization and anti inflammatory mess like ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day for 2 weeks. If that does not work see DR. ...Read more

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Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Foot hurt: You realy need to check that out particularly you can't walk. See your doctor or go to ER. Feel better. ...Read more

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My daughter as a sore on side of foot it's spreading scabby and seeping clear fluids now she has one starting on other foot?

My daughter as a sore on side of foot it's spreading scabby and seeping clear fluids now she has one starting on other foot?

Check with your Doc: Sores seeping clear fluid can be painful, may be a shoe bite. Have a doctor take a look. Needs to cover the sore with ointment and bandage, and wearing a comfortable footwear which does not rub, will help too. ...Read more