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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Heel pain: Most common cause is plantar fascitis which can be treated by ice, stretching, rest, injections, NSAID but I find orthotics help by taking the weight off the area. ...Read more

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What can cause stabbing sharp pain in foot sole and toes?

What can cause stabbing sharp pain in foot sole and toes?

Possibilities: Plantar fasciitis with nerve impingementor tarsal tunnel are most likely causes. Try more supportive shoes, stretching and ice/heat. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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After lower lumbar fusion I have sharp pain in foot at ancle. With numbness how long till the nerves heal? It's been a year on the 18th of this month.

After lower lumbar fusion I have sharp pain in foot at ancle. With numbness how long till the nerves heal? It's been a year on the 18th of this month.

Depends: It really depends on the specific cause of your numbness. Certainly the concern is that if it has not gotten better for a year it may not improve at all. Have you been told the specific cause of it by your surgeon? It all hinges on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

Hard to say: There are many causes of pain in the foot without any apparent trauma. Without knowing more about your boy's health history and getting a look at his tootsie, i'd be misleading you with any specific answers.

It's always safest and best to bring it in to a podiatrist, perhaps get an x-ray, and know for certain. Hope your boy feels better and good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. Aching all time now. What could be wrong?

Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. Aching all time now. What could be wrong?

Needs evaluation: I have found that there is usually a primary location of injury/inflammation. Many times we will favor the area and shift our weight. It seems that the outside of the foot ends up bearing weight causing pain there. I am imagining your primary pain to be near the ball of the foot. This can be the result a stress fracture or even perhaps a Morton's neuroma. The squeezing pain points to neuroma ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the bottom and top of my foot in the middle. It hurts when I walk on it and when I lay down. It even hurts to touch it?

I have a sharp pain on the bottom and top of my foot in the middle. It hurts when I walk on it and when I lay down. It even hurts to touch it?

Foot pain without: Injury sounds like arthritis. Common causes are gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, or bacterial infection. Rarely, it could be bone malignancy. You need to see a doctor and sort this out. It could be something serious. ...Read more

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Hello, I was casually walking then I got a sharp pain on my right top foot. I resulted me in limping all day & aches. Its been 24 hr & hurts. No injuries?

Hello, I was casually walking then I got a sharp pain on my right top foot. I resulted me in limping all day & aches. Its been 24 hr & hurts. No injuries?

Over stressed...: I would have the foot x-rayed to make sure that there is not a fracture in a metatarsal. It might be a stress fracture, but the sudden onset could mean an out and out break in the bone. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the sole of my foot, like a needle. It happens when I walk and I'm lifting off my foot like somethings stretching and hurting?

Sharp pain in the sole of my foot, like a needle. It happens when I walk and I'm lifting off my foot like somethings stretching and hurting?

Plantar fasciitis: You probably have plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist who can give you a corticosteroid injection in the heel if the symptoms are severe. In other cases use of orthotics and stretching exercises of the foot may help. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the heel of my foot. It only hurts when I walk down steps.?

I have a sharp pain in the heel of my foot. It only hurts when I walk down steps.?

Heel Pain: Heel pain in any shape or form begins and starts with plantar fasciitis. This small ligament that attaches the base of the heel to the muscles on the bottom of the foot can become very inflammed and painful. A tight achilles tendon is also associated with heel pain. If the pain is more in the middle of the heel, then advanced imaging may be necessary to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in both my feet, right where the toes meet the base. Shoes or walking?

I have sharp pain in both my feet, right where the toes meet the base. Shoes or walking?

Either: Could be from either. Need to see a podiatrist for evaluation to rule out the problem. ...Read more

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Have bunion. Sharp pain around arch same foot and of all day today. Hard to walk at times. Is this due to bunion? Happens every now and again.

Related: Bunions are often made worse by poor foot biomechanics and this can also result in arch strain and pain. The arch pain can usually be treated by custom foot orthotics (from a podiatrist, not walmart!), however these can sometimes make shoes tighter on the bunions. See a podiatrist for the best solution for you. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left (ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling. Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

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My feet are numb, feels like I'm walking on rocks. Have sharp pain running up my heals and top of my feet. Went to a specialist, x-rays are find, they don't know what the problems is.

My feet are numb, feels like I'm walking on rocks. Have sharp pain running up my heals and top of my feet. Went to a specialist, x-rays are find, they don't know what the problems is.

There: There are a lot of causes for numbness in the feet. If it's both feet, chances are the cause is systemic, like diabetes, anemia, thyroid disease, or some other kind of systemic problem.

A full work-up, including blood tests and a neurological examination is required. While numbness is usually not a symptom of poor circulation, vascular testing may also be advised.

You can start with a podiatrist or your primary care physician to get a better idea on what type of specialist to go to based on the tests I noted above. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

Something is wrong: Anytime you have pain, there is something wrong. There are a few possibilities. It could be the foot pain comes first, i.E plantar fascitis and as a result you are compensating or walking differently and then getting the leg pain. Knowing if you are flatfooted or have a high arch would help but in either case an orthotic might help. A nerve problem should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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Pain in left side top of foot when walk or flex toes xray normal sharp pain and I run around bartender in busy bar?

Pain in left side top of foot when walk or flex toes xray normal sharp pain and I run around bartender in busy bar?

Foot pain: Since x-rays only show bone, it is a good idea to have a soft tissue image performed either by sonogram or mri. You may have tendinitis or some other issue that can be treated once a definitive diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Feel sharp pain right behind bone that sits on inside arch of foot. No pain when walking on outside of foot. No recent injury. What causes this?

Feel sharp pain right behind bone that sits on inside arch of foot. No pain when walking on outside of foot. No recent injury. What causes this?

Podiatrist: I recommend that you consult a podiatrist for diagnosis, advice and treatment. There could be a neuroma, area of inflammation or even a stress fracture. Perhaps only wearing an orthotic in your shoe or wearing different type of footwear will be advised depending upon the findings. ...Read more

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Hello I jumped wel playing basketball the exactly a week ago and I have sharp pain on the bottom / lower left side of my heal on my right foot. Noticed some bruising and been icing as much as I can. Any other suggestion? I can walk on my front of the foo

Hello I jumped wel playing basketball the exactly a week ago and I have sharp pain on the bottom / lower left side of my heal on my right foot. Noticed some bruising and been icing as much as I can. Any other suggestion? I can walk on my front of the foo

HEEL INJURY: YOU MAY HAVE A SPRAIN OR A TEAR OF ONE OF THE LIGAMENTS IN YOUR FOOT.
SEE YOUR PCP AND HE OR SHE MAY REFER YOU TO AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON.
OR HE MAY SEND YOU TO THE X-RAY DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE NO BONES WERE BROKEN.
DO IT RIGHT AWAY AND NO RUNNING FOR A WHILE.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more