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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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I've got a lump on my instep. Do anyone know what causes that?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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I've got a lump on my instep. Do anyone know what causes that?

Several things: You may have plantar fasciitis or you could have a fibroma (dense, thick, hard tissue), or you could have a cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Dr. Ronald Oberman
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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Possibilities: Sprain/strain, stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon tear or dysfunction or possibly and inflammatory condition such as gout. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
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Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Dr. Stuart Plotkin
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Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Pressure from a shoe: If you are referring to the top of your foot, you may have a high arch or a bone spur from one of the joints that rub against the top of the shoe. You may need an x-ray, try "deeper " shoes. Could also be a contusion or bruise. ...Read more

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Dr. Lauren Elson
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Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Dr. Lauren Elson
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Is it possible to sprain the instep of your foot?

Yes: There are multiple possible causes of pain in that region ranging from plantar fasciitis to a pinched nerve to a sprain. See a sports med doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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How to get rid of the pain at the top of my foot (instep)?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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How to get rid of the pain at the top of my foot (instep)?

Find the cause: Of the pain. Is it tendonitis? Neuritis? Stress fracture etc...Once that is determined a treatment plan can be mde. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe. Foot feel plump.?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe.
Foot feel plump.?

See a podiatrist: You have a problem and an in person exam can pin point it. A differential diagnosis could include, neuroma, plantar plate tear. Those would be my first two thoughts mainly cause the condition is bilateral. So, a stress fracture or the likes would be less likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Degirolamo
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Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

Dr. Amy Degirolamo
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Hi doctor, my left instep foot has swollen and hurt when wake up in the morning, what is the cause root and the medicine? Thank you

It depends: Without an exam, it is difficult to tell. Sounds like posterior tibialis tendon pathology or possibly plantar fasciitis. You should see a podiatrist to see if you need support, immobilization or stretching. The cause dictates the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprained ankle several Years ago. Was told I would have been better to have broken it. Now it hurts instep of foot and heel and swells. What can I do?

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprained ankle several Years ago. Was told I would have been better to have broken it. Now it hurts instep of foot and heel and swells. What can I do?

Have it evaluated: Ur ssx may not B related 2 Ur prior injury. Best 2 C an ortho & have an xam & imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Cabry
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My right foot instep began to hurt, like after you kicked something hard (but I don't think I did). It's swollen and affects walking. Is it fasciitis?

Dr. Robert Cabry
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Many possibilities: This type of pain canm be fasicitis, tendinitis or stress fracture. Arch supports, stretching and ice can help. ...Read more

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