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3 Middle toes are numb all the time on one foot. Lot of pain in ball of foot when walking. Toes also go red and burn when very painful. Mri normal?

3 Middle toes are numb all the time on one foot. Lot of pain in ball of foot when walking. Toes also go red and burn when very painful. Mri normal?

Circulation problem: From your description of the color changes, it sounds like a circulation problem. (MPN nerve problem should also affect the big toe). The MRI is useless in this situation, unless an MRA (MRI Angiogram) is performed in a special high-field MRI machine. Your best bet is to talk to a podiatrist & discuss your ENTIRE medical history, including any smoking history, varicose veins, family problems, &c.

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Pain on ball of foot mainly when walking without shoes sometimes with shoes pain sometimes on top of foot above ball. Have bunion as well cause?

Pain on ball of foot mainly when walking without shoes sometimes with shoes pain sometimes on top of foot above ball. Have bunion as well cause?

Hallux valgus: In essence, you are experience a transfer of forces more laterally because of your bunion. You may even get a thickened callus known as a "transfer lesion.".

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Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Could be: Excessive pressure on the area could cause a swelling of the ball of the foot. Try rest and a warm compress to the ball of the foot.

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Pain in ball of foot and toe after walking. What should I do to eliminate pain?

Pain in ball of foot and toe after walking. What should I do to eliminate pain?

Several things: If no trauma, use ice, take alleve and get a cushioned insole for your shoe. If no relif see a podiatrist.

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The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

Foot pain: Your question is lacking information needed to give a good answer. Did you injure it. What type of pain? Sharp shooting pain dull pain, numbness location would be helpful. See your doctor.

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What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.

What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.

? metatarsalgia: See a podiatrist to get this addressed, as you may have already been diagnosed with Morton's metatarsalgia. Plantar fasciitis and several rheumatological conditions could be playing a role here, and would advise blood studies if answer is elusive.

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Have metatarsalgia and got in a habit of walking in a way to lessen pressure on ball of foot. Now pain in foot elsewhere. Is this to be expected?

Have metatarsalgia and got in a habit of walking in a way to lessen pressure on ball of foot. Now pain in foot elsewhere. Is this to be expected?

Compensation....: You have just described the phenomena known as compensatory pain of referred pain. This is a classic and sometimes confusing element in the treatment of longer termed injuries. All effort must be made to stop the compensation or face the possibility of developing related secondary or compensatory injuries.

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Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Without you in: The office being examined I don't know whatis wrong possibilities include: sesamoid fracture or inflammation, neuroma, plantar fascitis, stress fracture of metatarsal, tendonitis....

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Pain in bottom of foot when walking or standing across the ball of foot. Have had knee problem for a while?

Pain in bottom of foot when walking or standing across the ball of foot. Have had knee problem for a while?

Compensation: Due to your knee problem you may have changed your walking pattern to compensate for the knee. This may be putting more pressure on the ball of the foot and creating a metatarsalgia or possible neuroma.

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Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?

Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?

Few possibilities: Including plantar fascitiis, stress fracture, plantar plate tear among some of the more common disorders. Advise a check up with a podiatrist.

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left (ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling. Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left (ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling. Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration.

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Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.

Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.

Neuroma: The location and your symptoms alone are consistent with the Morton's neuroma. Look it up on the Internet. See your local area podiatrist for options. This is a very common nerve entrapment associated with fibrosis. Immediate relief will be with a cortisone injection. The sooner you do this, the more likely you are to respond.

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Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic.

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Went to ER for swelling in ball of foot after day of pain walking, diagnosed plantar fascia. No heel pain though- is this possible or something else?

Plantar fascitiis: Does not have to cause pain in the heel it can be anywhere along the length of the fascial tissue. Other possibilities could include a plantar plate tear or stress fracture if the pain was more in the metatarsal region. Follow up with a. Foot doctor if the pain persists.

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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition.

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Navicular sfx 6 weeks nwb CAM walker, graduated to walking, now part time in shoes. Pins and needles in ball of foot and toes. Normal? Do I need PT?

Navicular sfx 6 weeks nwb CAM walker, graduated to walking, now part time in shoes. Pins and needles in ball of foot and toes. Normal? Do I need PT?

Sounds like nerve...: Involvement somewhere. Physical therapy may be very helpful. There may just be some residual swelling compressing a nerve traveling through the same area. Prescription anti-inflammatory medicines (or otc aleve) may be very helpful as well. Ask your doctor.

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