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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I hit the brake on my car quick to avoid an accident. I hit it with the side of my heel or the side of my foot. Pain in area. Could bone be broken?

I hit the brake on my car quick to avoid an accident.  I hit it with the side of my heel or the side of my foot. Pain in area. Could bone be broken?

Yes: Yes, it sounds like a classic traumatic fracture or dislocation to your foot. However it could be a subtle injury so a clinical diagnosis must be accompanied with diagnostic imaging. If there is uncertainty with diagnosis, an advanced modality (like MRI) is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain in big toe mild swelling after falling down stairs. Difficulty walking (walking on side of foot). Pain wakes me and i think bone is displaced?

Pain in big toe mild swelling after falling down stairs. Difficulty walking (walking on side of foot). Pain wakes me and i think bone is displaced?

If you fell: Downstairs and have difficulty walking the foot likely should be xrayed. You also sound like at minimum should be walking in a surgical shoe that prevents the toe and metatatarsal joint from bending. Ice would do you well as well.

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Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?

Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is a sciatica, which is pain from an irritated nerve in the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...Read more

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Foot pain could it be bone spur?

Foot pain could it be bone spur?

Possible: Depending on the location, onset of pain, and any history of injury, underlying history of arthritis, it is possible. Other possibility could be plantar fasciitis. More information might be helpful. ...Read more

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause : Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly. ...Read more

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What helps a pelvic bone that is slightly shifted a little causing back, leg and foot pain?

What helps a pelvic bone that is slightly shifted a little  causing back, leg and foot pain?

It may be : Possible that orthotics in your shoes could help in rebalancing the hip, pelvic region. However, an examination by a podiatrist would be needed to see if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Weird feeling in back of knee almost like hitting funny bone..tingling also. Radiates down to foot with pain in foot and sometimes calf also. What could this be? no swelling

Weird feeling in back of knee almost like hitting funny bone..tingling also. Radiates down to foot with pain in foot and sometimes calf also. What could this be? no swelling

Nerve injury?: Hard to know without more information and physical exam, but I wonder if this could be a superficial peroneal nerve injury (often due to ankle injury or boots that are too tight). ...Read more

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Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Nerve problem: This is probaby due to a pinched nerve in the top of the foot or a severe tedonitis causing weakness to the foot and preventing the foot from being able to be lifted. Please see your podiatrist right away, before this progressess. ...Read more

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Foot pain on top side, is it gout?

One of many:: It could also be a flatfoot issue, impingement of the cuboid, a stress fracture, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Severe foot pain in my left foot on the left side of my foot. What do I do?

Plantar fasciitis: Most common pain will be due to plantarfascia inflammation. I don't know if by left side you mean in the arch or outside of the arch. If the pain is due to a sprain ie stepping off a curb, you may have pain in the cuboid bone which may be subluxed or out of position. The pain may require manipulation to reduce the position of the cubiod bone back and supportive inserts to prevent relapse. ...Read more

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Foot pain on lateral right side that radiated from under right foot from arch area thru to side.

To be safe: Xray would be recommended as the 5th metatarsal is a common bone to fracture as there are a lot of muscle attachments to the bone. Any one of which that be causing a tendonopathy. ...Read more

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I have leg pain and foot pain on the left but not on the right. Is that strange to be only on one side?

I have leg pain and foot pain on the left but not on the right. Is that strange to be only on one side?

Not realy?: You could on sided foot and leg pain, the cause for that could be from your back or from arthritis in that side or from injury one side.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more