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My foot sole hurts bad. What do I have to do?

My foot sole hurts bad. What do I have to do?

Pain Treatment.: Simple measures of treatment include resting (or staying off of) your feet, ice applications, anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, massages, and gentle stretches of the foot and ankle. Persistent pains require an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider such as a podiatrist, an orthopedic surgeon, or a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. ...Read more

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What to do if i hurt my pinky toe really bad today and it hurts to walk how should I get around?

What to do if i hurt my pinky toe really bad today and it hurts to walk how should I get around?

It is possible: You broke it. Make sure to ice it. A surgical shoe is helpful as the shoe doesn't bend. You may want to see a podiatrist to determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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What should I do if my Achilles hurts really bad?

What should I do if my Achilles hurts really bad?

Rest and rehab: First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching(dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. Swimming, weight lifting that does work your calves, and possibly elliptical if you use your quads and not calves to push. ...Read more

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I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Swollen foot and really bad pain! what do you suggest i take?

Swollen foot and really bad pain! what do you suggest i take?

I suggest you: See your doctor. I know you may want to just swallow a pill, but why do you have what you have is more important right now. Then and only then, can a correct treatment plan be made. Please call your doctor today. ...Read more

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What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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I have knee problems.Why do you think my foot and ankle hurt?

I have knee problems.Why do you think my foot and ankle hurt?

I would look : To see if you have a flatfoot or one that "hyperpronates". This would throw the biomechanics off and put strain on the ankles and inn knee as well as possibly the lower back. ...Read more

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What to do if I have achilles/ankle hurts very badly?

What to do if I have achilles/ankle hurts very badly?

Get examined: Pain in the ankle and back of the heel towards the back of the leg is where achilles tendonitis occurs, but are you sure that's what you are dealing with? Get examined properly. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting really bad and I want to know what I should do to prevent the pain?

My wrist has been hurting really bad and I want to know what I should do to prevent the pain?

Rest, ice, ibuprofen: Temorarily, you should rest the wrist, splint it if you can, use some ice packs and perhaps take some Ibuprofen type otc meds if you can. If you continue to have pain, it worsens or you have concerns or other co-existing medical problems and depending on your age, any trauma history or other concern, see your pcp for evaluation and professional treatment. Be cautious! ...Read more

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What to do if i hurt foot/ankle what injury do I have?

Need more info: Can't answer that without a lot more information. what happened...what hurts....how long.....swelling....limping....past treatments.... ...Read more

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What to do if I have plantar fasciitis, how can I help my feet not hurt so badly?

What to do if I have plantar fasciitis, how can I help my feet not hurt so badly?

Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heel hurts from my shoes?

What can I do if my heel hurts from my shoes?

Get rid of the shoes: If you know the cause of the pain is the shoes, then change shoes. ...Read more

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I dont know what to do my back hurts a lot?

I dont know what to do my back hurts a lot?

Back: In a 21 year old muscle strain comes to my mind first. Other possibility is disc prolapse. Use Ibuprofen and heat pads and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have sprained my toe?

What to do if i think I have sprained my toe?

See below.: Rest, elevation and immobilization of toe will help. Ice is helpful to limit swelling and pain first 72 hours. If severe or persistent, see Podiatrist for examination and x-rays to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I do my legs hurts badly?

What do you recommend I do my legs hurts badly?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more