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Dr. John Landi
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Walking (Definition)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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