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Sharp Intermittant Pain On Lateral Area Of Foot
I've chronic sharp burning pain left lateral foot from base of 5th metatarsal knuckle up: it's not fractured. Didn't know footwear faulty. What is it?
Varies: There are a variety of potential causes including a neuroma or other pressure phenomena on the outside of the foot, a structural problem such as a "bunionette" of the fifth metatarsal, or even an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Injured patella 5 mos ago diagnosis of bone marrow adema - a mos ago resumed normal activities - now sharp lateral pain upon squatting - and numbness to foot?
See an orthopedist: You need to see an orthopedist. There may have been an injury to a meniscus or to the bursa under the patella that needs to be treated ...Read more
I have a sharp intermittant stinging pain on the outside of my left ankle what could be the cause ?
Get a diagnosis...: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. A few possibilities are fracture, nerve pain, sprain and tendon problems. I recommend that someone pain in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Hypermoble -rt lateral ankle pain 2mnths. Can't stand on toes or pain on back outer side. Constantly wear brace for support. Pain throbs and sharp.
I twisted my ankle on a sidewalk running today. Had immediate sharp pain along the lateral calf all the way to below the knee. Any recommendations?
I'm a ICU RN X 35yrs. Intermittent low back pain, L lateral thigh numbness, occas. shooting sharp pain right outer calf and burning pain R instep. ?
Sciatica: Consultation with Orthopedic specialist is worth while. ...Read more
Small reddish-purple area and sharp pain in my foot, seems as if something is in there but can't see a splinter or anything! Worried! :(?
I'm having a burning sensation around the area of my foot that I broke and random sharp/dull pains. Is this normal? I broke it on April 8th.
I would let your: physician/ podiatrist/ orthopedic surgeon know about your symptoms. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Achilles area pain often is tendonitis. If the tendon is tender to the touch, esp. more than the opposite side, then it's probably the Achilles. Consider causes (exercise, poor footwear, etc.) and try to avoid exacerbating factors. Rest, ice, a short-course of NSAIDs, better shoes would be considerations. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
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
For the last 3 years I've had short sharp pain in groin, right side when I put foot down, this comes and goes, also burning feeling in groin area?
Very sharp pain when pointing my right big toe. Same (sharp shock) type pain when touching 1st metatarsal or highest boney area on top of foot?
Neurogenic pain.: Sharp, shocky type pain located in and around the toes are almost always due to a nerve being irritated. The goal is to identify the exact location of the irritation and eliminate it. The cause could be underlying bone or cyst causing irritation to the nerve and the irritation has reached the point that pain is caused for protection. Seeing a specialist is the first step toward relief. ...Read more
I have sharp pains in my lower left back/hip area with every step from my left foot. The pain is so sharp my left leg almost gives out. Is it severe?
What's this sharp pain on my left foot around the metatarsal area, between great toe & 2nd toe, that shoots up to my great toe when pressed/stretched?
Toe extensor tendon: The big toe extensor tendon runs along the top of the foot and crosses the metatarsals between 1st and 2nd toe. The fact that the pain is exacerbated with dynamic motion more distally at the toe area suggests that at least some of the pain is coming the toe extensor tendon. Persistent pain may warrant a thorough evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more
While playing basketball, I jumped and landed on what seemed like a hard rock. I experienced a sharp stabbing pain on the arch area of my foot. I have?
Have an exam: It may be a bruise that will hurt till it heals or there may have been more tissue damage. An exam should lead to answers and steps toward relief. Hope it feels better soon. ...Read more
Between the ankle bone and the back of the foot, the soft area there, I get a sharp sustained pain. Doesn't last long, doesn't happen every day.
On the inside or: outside (medial or lateral) aspect of the foot? ...Read more
I have intermittent (1x/week) sharp pain in the small inside area right below my ankle bone and the bottom of my foot. It occurs randomly when I walk?
Hi! my mom has been experiencing skin peeling of feet and fingertips for about 2 mo's. They get razor sharp hard and leaves painful red area. Help pls?
I have a sharp pain in my lower leg (shin area) whenever i walk or flex my foot. Is there any way i could tell if it was a shin splint or not?
See you PCP: Your quite young for vasc problems, but worth the investigation. ...Read more
I have been having sharp pain in my right temple area for a few years now & am now having them in my left temple area as well. I am now having mild leg pain & tingling in both feet. Should i be concerned? Also, my previous doctor did nothing for another h
The best way to approach most doctors about new concerns is to set up an appointment to discuss only the new concern, not other chronic problems. This can be done by telling the schedule something like "i need to see dr. Smith for a new problem. The new problem is headache."
while waiting for the appointment, it is a good idea to think about the most accurate answers to questions the doctors is likely to ask. These questions include:
when did the problem start?
What happened around that time that could have caused the problem (injury, illness, medication changes).
What does the problem (such as pain) feel like? (for pain, answers could be things like throbbing, sharp, dull, constant, cold, burning, shooting.)
where is the problem?
What other things do you feel when you have the problem? (for example, numbness, tingling, weakness, nausea, blindess, neck pain, etc.)
does the problem happen all at once, or does it start gradually?
Does the problem happen all the time, once a day, several times a day, once a week...?
Does the problem happen at certain times of the day?
How long does the problem last?
What makes the problem worse?
What makes it better?
Most doctors would be able to quickly and efficiently respond to a patient who says:
"since i was 14, about 20 years now, I have had headaches that begin gradually, and are either right sided or left sided, and mostly on the front and in the back of my head. The pain feels like throbbing, and it gets severe. When I have the headache, i feel sick to my stomach and sometimes i throw up. Sometimes, even before the pain starts, i get a black spot in my vision. The headaches get worse when I do things like walk on the treadmill. I really just want to lie down in a dark, quiet room with a cold cloth on my forehead. I get these headaches about 4 times a month, and they last for 5 hours or more. Sometimes Excedrin helps, but most times the only thing that helps is going to bed."
most doctors would be very concerned if a colleague who heard the above story from a patient did not know the exact diagnosis, even before an examination.
At the appointment, it is a good idea to politely steer the direction of the appointment in the intended direction. An example could be "hello dr. Smith, i know i usually see you for my diabetes, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure, but today i wanted to talk only about a new problem."
it seems to help most people if they think about going to the doctor in the same way they think about taking their car to the mechanic. ...Read more
Have pain in lower back, ovaries, pain in female area, URI very slow, pain in back rib sharp pain when breathing, lower back pain into my feet ?
My 11 yr old son, it started out while he was sleeping now he has been having them during the day. He is having shortness of of breath, racing heart, sharp pains in the chest area, fingers and feet numb feeling EKG was normal, chest X-ray was good, seem
These : These symptoms could be due to an abnormal heart rhythm, hormone imbalance (such as hypothyroidism) or even panic attacks. Since he is still having symptoms, you should call his doctor and discuss further possible work-up. His doctor may be able to send blood work to rule out an endocrine disorder. Despite the normal ekg and chest x-ray, you may want to talk to your son's doctor about seeing a cardiologist. If he was not having symptoms during his last normal ekg, then he may benefit from wearing a holter monitor which can monitor his heart at home 24/7. There are certain arrhythmias that can only be caught on an ekg while the person is having the episode. Panic attacks are also a possibility, but everything else needs to be ruled out first. Good luck! ...Read more
Millions of causes: Feet are the crossroads of our bodies and have millions of nerves running through and near them. They take huge amounts of trauma and abuse and have to respond to out weight, balance, motion, etc. What you describe literally has a significant number of causes that could even include cheap shoes. Get to a podiatrist and have them examined as a start. Other docs like neurologists, or vascular help. ...Read more
Foot pain: There can be many different reasons for foot pain. From arthritis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, general foot fatigue, stepping on an object, calluses and countless more. Even the time of day the pain comes can help determine why you are having pain. You can ask your pcp for a podiatry referral if the pain continues to worsen. ...Read more
? Plantar Fasciaitis: You may well be describing a condition called plantar fasciaitis. This is usually worse the first thing in the morning with the first steps. Heel pain and pain in the arch can be signs of this. Stretching the foot out is the answer. Google it! otherwise, see your pcp or see an orthopedist or foot and ankle specialist and get a good evaluation. There may be other issues at hand (or foot?)! ...Read more