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Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot ?

Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot
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Wear and Tear.: Treating pain, especially in the foot, is always so much easier when the patient can actually put their finger tip on the exact spot of the pain. When the pain descriptions include "in the area of", then solving the problem needs more focus. A hands on exam would probably reveal a generalized arch pain consistent with the beginning of arthritis, ligament strain and tendonitis. Try supportive shoes ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

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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What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

Ankle pain: The pain could be from many things. First, was there any trauma? It could be bone, nerve, ligament, tendon, osteochondral defect . Would see a foot surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?

Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot.  Numbness in Achilles.   Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg.  Any ideas what's wrong?

Calf pain: can be several things: 1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched 2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area. 3. tarsal tunnel syndrome I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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Severe pain and throbbing across entire bridge of foot and into some toes. No pain in heel. What is it?

Severe pain and throbbing across entire bridge of foot and into some toes. No pain in heel. What is it?

Varies: There are several potential causes and you may want to be checked. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition where a nerve that runs into and supplies some if the plantar aspect if the foot is pinched and is one of the more common causes. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dumbness in the side of buttock also behind knee tingling and numbing sensation in toes and foot.Back pain?

Radiculopathy: Most likely this pain represent lumbar radiculopathy, depending on the length of the system, you either can start physical therapy or see a pain specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema.......Or a viral infection that causes muscle aches or even a bacterial infection of the tonsils/pharynx. You need to see your primary care doctor to rule out infection and then determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Inflammation: This most likely would be plantar fasciitis or a flexor tendonitis. There is also the possiblity of a pinched nerve to the area. The only way to find out for sure is to visit your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

You have multiple : Issues going on hat may not be related at all and you really should go to he doctor to be evaluated. The pinky toe issue could be an interdigital corn or fungus, no feeling in your right leg only sounds like you may have a nerve impingement somewhere, pain to the top of the foot would need a clinical exam and possible xrays as hat is too broad a complaint. ...Read more

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My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes including an abnormality in the feet themselves verses a vascular, rheumatologist, or neurological disorder. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Post op swelling: You list arthroscopic surgery. It it was recent, this may be the cause. In either case elevate the legs above your heart and use support hose. ...Read more

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Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Leg pain: If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough information here to really be more definitive. ...Read more

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