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Pain In Bottom Of Foot Near Arch
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try first: If you have no medical contraindications, you can try simple over the counter pain medications like advil, aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen). However, best way to decide how to treat is to know what is causing the pain, so see your doctor for review of symptoms and exam in case something more serious needing prescription or other work-up. ...Read more
Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???
R.I.C.E.: If all you have done is sprain it (get it checked out by a professional to rule out a break, dislocation, or major tendon tear), then the basic principles of r.I.C.E will help out. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Stay off your foot for several days-to-weeks, ice the area for 10 min every hour to relieve pain and swelling, use an ace wrap for stability and to reduce swelling, and elevate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does it feel like I'm stepping on thorns in the middle bottom foot? it's on the bottom where the arch is
Plantar fascitis: Pain on startup that eases somewhat then gets worse as the day progresses. Perform daily achilles stretches with at least 30 second hold. Wear shoes with adequate support and some cushion in heel or buy off the shelf inserts. Roll the bottom of your foot with a soup can or similar object twice a day for a minute or two. See an ortho surgeon if there is no improvement after a few weeks. ...Read more
Recently, I keep getting a pain in the arch/bottom of my foot. When relaxed its bearable but when stretch that area its agony. What could this be?
OffOnTheWrongFoot: You're kinda young for this, but it could be what's called "plantar fasciitis," (plan'-tar fash-ee-eye'-tis), which is a painful inflammation of the tough fibrous tissue that lines the bottom of the foot along the arch.Usually due to repeated impact activities like jogging, basketball, tennis, etc. So, if you are a couch potato it's something else. Best to see a foot specialist for this (podiatrist) ...Read more
Plantar fibroma: If it is indeed a hard cyst on the bottom of your foot it is probably a plantar fibroma- benign, not usually painful. It can be removed surgically but try a cortisone injection first. If there is no cyst- just pain then most likely it is plantar fasciitis and you need an orthotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain at the bottom of my arch in my foot. Right at the beginning of my heel. For about 3 months now. What is it?
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