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I have been having pain in the tops of my feet above both last two toes. It is worst in the morning and everyday the pain gets more intense.

I have been having pain in the tops of my feet above both last two toes. It is worst in the morning and everyday the pain gets more intense.

Need more info: Questions... Are you diabetic? Are your shoes too tight? Do you walk in very high heels? You need to see your primary care physician or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Hi. For the past week or so I've had pain on the tops of both feet. It hurts when I flex my toes up/down. I can rest my feet, then standing hurts, too?

Hi. For the past week or so I've had pain on the tops of both feet. It hurts when I flex my toes up/down. I can rest my feet, then standing hurts, too?

Tendinitis: The the info you provided it seems like you have tendinitis of the extensor tendons in the top of your foot. You need to rest,ice,compress and elevate your foot. OTC anti-inflammatory medication will also help to decrease your pain. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause pain in the tops of your feet all the time even when resting and pain in knees?

Can flat feet cause pain in the tops of your feet all the time even when resting and pain in knees?

Yes: Absolutely. Having flat feet can alter the way you stand and walk and cause pain in the tops of the feet and into the knees and even the back. Some cases do respond to the use of an orthotic. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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6y/o pain in knees and tops of feet slightly high esr, 1:160 speckled ANA MRI ok so rheumo says nothing wrong have any ideas on what could be wrong?

6y/o pain in knees and tops of feet slightly high esr, 1:160 speckled ANA MRI ok so rheumo says nothing wrong  have any ideas on what could be wrong?

Get another opinion.: Is the pain in a 6 year old or has the pain been present for 6 years? In a child with a positive ANA and joint pain, i would suggest a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have developed terrible pain in my knees & pain & tightness across the tops of my feet. I'm findingover weight?

What to do if I have developed terrible pain in my knees & pain & tightness across the tops of my feet. I'm findingover weight?

Possibly: Weight gain can cause strain and damage to your ligaments and tendons. But other medical conditions can casue knee and feet pain. Make sure to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Suggestions for pain and stiffness on the tops & bottoms of my feet? Bottom been a while and worse in am. Top newer. Very stiff & sore. Not a runner.

Suggestions for pain and stiffness on the tops & bottoms of my feet?  Bottom been a while and worse in am. Top newer. Very stiff & sore. Not a runner.

Plantar Fasciitis: Possible plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the plantar fascia. Tightens at night causing pain in am. Rest, ice, stretching, avoid barefoot, good shoes and arch supports can help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation including a x-ray. The doctor can help with cortisone injections, custom orthotics and other treatment. ...Read more

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Is my foot drop coming back? The tops of my feet seem to have a slight burning or numbing sensation, and I am expeiencing pain in my heels. The heel pain is only after I have been off my feet for awhile and then get up to walk to another room. Its is hard

I : I think you have two separate, unrelated problems. The heel pain you're describing is called post-static dyskinesia. In english, pain after rest, where that first step in the morning is the killer, and as you walk, it seems to dissipate... Until you rest again, and get up, and then the whole thing starts all over. This is a hallmark for plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of your foot that starts in the heel bone, extends across your arch, and inserts into the metatarsal heads. It's very common and is treated by steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, stretching and night splints. Surgery to cut the plantar fascia works, but it is almost never needed, since plantar fasciitis usually responds very well to conservative treatment. Plantar fasciitis is not associated with numbness or burning, especially on the top of the foot. These sort of symptoms are more associated with a nerve issue, like tarsal tunnel syndrome or some sort of peripheral nerve entrapment. I'm not sure why you developed a drop foot in the past, but a drop foot is usually caused by some kind of nerve impingement higher up in the leg, or even the low back, like a herniated disc. There are also some systemic diseases that can produce muscle weakness to the point where one develops a drop foot, some of which can be serious. I would start by going to an orthopedic surgeon and get examined, especially with some simple neurological tests like reflexes, muscle strength testing and tests of sensation. These will usually point your doctor in the right direction. If it appears the origin of the nerve impingement is your lower back, an MRI would show a disc herniation. An EMG (electromyography) and an ncv (nerve conduction velocity) can disclose a nerve entrapment, like tarsal tunnel, and a muscle biopsy can diagnose other more significant issues. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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