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Sudden pain on top of foot, was not doing amytjong. Hurts to bend toes, flex or point foot, walk up/down stairs not so much when walking regular.

Sudden pain on top of foot, was not doing amytjong. Hurts to bend toes, flex or point foot, walk up/down stairs not so much when walking regular.

Injury to tendons: Many times we strain ligaments and tendons, without realizing or remembering. When you injure an extensor tendon(function in raising the toes and foot) it will hurt to flex and point your toes. The injury only hurts at the end range of motion. We tend to keep walking on such injures and they become slow to heal. Resting such injuries, result in a faster recovery. ...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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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 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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Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma,  just appeared.

Infection?: This sounds like an infection -- maybe cellulitis (infection in the skin) or perhaps deeper, i.e. inside the foot. Or possibly a form of arthritis. Any of these can be serious if not quickly diagnosed and treated, so see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Veins on foot pop out and top of foot hurts, making it slightly difficult to walk normally. Happened overnight, with no other noticable issues.

Veins on foot pop out and top of foot hurts, making it slightly difficult to walk normally. Happened overnight, with no other noticable issues.

Stress on foot: somehow stress on your foot unknown probably happened or above , elevate the foot above the heart for an hour or in lazy boy chair , be sure no edema in calf or ankle , could be deep vein thrombosis , if edema or does not go away in a day or if pain in the calf , get an ultrasound thru the e.r . , mots often uncertain cause and will go away ...Read more

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Stool dropped on top of foot, instant bruise. Can walk fine but very painful to touch. When should I get checked out?

Stool dropped on top of foot, instant bruise. Can walk fine but very painful to touch. When should I get checked out?

Hard to say?: If one is able to walk after this type of injury, and there is bruising and swelling, usually one can determine after elevating the extremity, placing ice on it, and perhaps taking some ibuprofen, that they would be able to tell if they need to be seen or not. If there is any chance of deformity of the foot, one would definitely need to be seen in a few hours to a day or so. ...Read more

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Have ongoing swelling and redness (and some pain)13 weeks after met. ORIF- top of foot and ankle. Told to walk normally. Ideas to get swelling down?

Get another opinion: After 13 weeks, there should be less inflammation. Without knowing specifics, the hardware needs to be checked for loosening, an infection needs to be ruled out, and chronic regional pain syndrome needs to be considered. ...Read more

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Pain in 3 middle toes causing pain fron top of foot to ankle. Hurts to walk most of the time.... started in the past couple wks. Pain worse n wors?

Pain in 3 middle toes causing pain fron top of foot to ankle. Hurts to walk most of the time....   started in the past couple wks. Pain worse n wors?

Goll Darn it.: When complaints of pain involve the middle three toes are made, conditions involving specific nerves connected with those toes need to be looked into. Often times pain will exist when walking and even more with certain shoes. There could also be involvement with the bones in the area such as a stress fracture. Either way, the problem would best be treated by a specialist who treats foot problems ...Read more

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