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Have heel pain in left foot when walking on treadmill. Have tried different sneakers. Goes away after, doesn't linger. No known injuries. Any ideas?

Have heel pain in left foot when walking on treadmill. Have tried different sneakers. Goes away after, doesn't linger. No known injuries. Any ideas?

It's only tissue...: Not the best thing to do. A time will come, and soon, where the pain will linger. Treadmills tend to set you up for overuse injuries, especially in the heel and arch areas. The same cadence and speed over and over tends to stress the connective tissues. Inflammation and pain will soon follow. Remember this conversation in a month when the heel really is a problem. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?

Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?

Get another opinion: Unless there is also intense swelling and redness you can rule out gout. Rheumatism is a vague term that has no real significance in this situation. See an orthopedist to start. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Pain in heel of foot when walking just started one day ago take high blood pressure pillis and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Pain in heel of foot when walking just started one day ago take high blood pressure pillis and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

HEEL PAIN: Heel pain has many causes. Is your pain worse first thing in the morning or after periods of rest? Is it on the bottom or back of the heel? Plantar fascitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Start by doing calf stretches, ibuprofen, and wearing arch supports (all day long). If that doesn't work see a foot specialist. Doubtful that your meds have anything to do with this. ...Read more

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Random pain on top of my foot when walking - usually only early morning or at night. Also experience immense pain if top of foot hits something right?

Random Pain: if there has been no injury, then you may be dealing with a superficial nerve problem. In addition, you should have an xray done to see if there is a boney prominence that may be injury your tendons on the top of your foot. Good luck ...Read more

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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.". ...Read more

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