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The top of my foot has pain when I walk?

The top of my foot has pain when I walk?

Many possibilities: Sprain/strain, contusion, fracture, arthritis or infection are all possible. May just simply need better foot support. See Podiatrist for evaluation. ...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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The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

The upper back part of my heel has pain while walking or stretching. Standing on the front part of the foot don't help. Same pain on the heel. ??

Achilles tendon atta: This is where the Achilles tendon attaches. This needs to be evaluated. It is Achilles tendonitis. We can find this as part of a systemic inflammatory spondylarthropathy or it can be mechanical. We call this an enthesis and the inflammation entesitis. Your physician can help you identify the cause. You may need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Possibilities: Depends. Is there swelling? May just be a strain/sprain: especially if walking excessively in heels which is not good. If swelling is present and very painful may be a stress fracture. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain, rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain,  rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Ice, rest, ibuprofen: In the first 48 hours, it may be painful. Rest, wear whatever is comfortable use ice 20 min on 10 min off for the next few days. If in 5 days it isn't any better, get an x-ray done to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the outside of my knee when running?

Sharp pain on the outside of my knee when running?

Knee pain. : Your doctor should evaluate your knee for evidence of patellar maltracking, lateral meniscal tear or lateral collateral ligament injury. In the absence of these, you may benefit from a knee stabilizing knee support and/or sneakers that better align your foot with respect to the ground (which can be properly fitted at a sporting goods store). ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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Pain in small spot bottom of foot, toward heel- in morning and walking. Feels like it's pulling from heel up back of my leg too. Plantar fasciitis?

Pain in small spot bottom of foot, toward heel- in morning and walking. Feels like it's pulling from heel up back of my leg too. Plantar fasciitis?

Probably: Plantar fasciitis is typically in the bottom of the heel. Worse in morning and after rest. It can hurt up the leg too from walking differently to compensate. Try ice, Achilles stretches, NSAIDs, orthotics, good shoes. Avoid barefoot and flat shoes without support. See you local podiatrist. It could be this problem or something else. They can help you get better. ...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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Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Feet tingle. Not alll the time. Radiates up left leg to knee.rub the bottom on my feet I feel a prickly sensation on ball of foot and arch.

Feet tingle. Not alll the time. Radiates up left leg to knee.rub the bottom on my feet  I feel a prickly sensation on ball of foot and arch.

NERVE DAMAGE: It could be a sign of NEUROPATHY (nerve damage). Recommend detail neurological evaluation. It could be simple pressure related nerve damage of the sole vs diffuse peripheral Neuropathy due to various causes. Most common causes for Neuropathy are Diabetes and Alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Calus on the bottom of my foot hard to walk severe pain?

Calus on the bottom of my foot hard to walk severe pain?

Offload area: If you notice redness and swelling see a doctor right away it could be infected. Otherwise offload it with a nonmedicated donut pad. Get a pedicure to shave it, or do it yourself by soaking your foot in warm epsom salt for 10 minutes and then shave it with pediegg or pumice stone. ...Read more

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While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly.Could it be plantar fasciitis?

While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly.Could it be plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. ...Read more

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I am having pain walking bare foot on the curved portion of the foot?

I am having pain walking bare foot on the curved portion of the foot?

Arch enemy: Sounds like an arch issue. Shoes will comfort your arch on the uneven bare footed terrain. Wear some shoes and if no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side of right foot, running down side of foot and across foot under pinky toe. Hurts to touch and pressure. I do have tibial nerve?

Sharp pain on right side of right foot, running down side of foot and across foot under pinky toe. Hurts to touch and pressure. I do have tibial nerve?

Comments: You describe location of sural nerve, but lateral plantar branch of posterior tibial nerve may overlap territory. An EMG study should clarify issues, and a foot specialist can assist in reversal of your problems. ...Read more

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Pain on left outer side of left foot especially when toes bent downwards and upon standing after sitting for a while?

Pain on left outer side of left foot especially when toes bent downwards and upon standing after sitting for a while?

You could have : Plantar fascitis of the lateral fascial band. While this is not the most common form it is plausible and without further examination or more history i would include in the diagnosis. Similarly , there are small muscles in the foot that are in that region. ...Read more