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Sharp Pain In My Heel When I Flex My Foot
Sharp pain in heel today. Foot would come up from floor at times when it was sharp. Pain not constant. What could it be?
WearAHeelPadForNow: After you pull-out that rusty nail, tell me if it doesn't feel better. No? OK. Then maybe it's what's called a "heel spur." No, not the ones cowboys wear on their boots but a little extension of bone off the heel bone. They can cause pain. If the pain is further up the heel, it could be a tendon irritation. Or further down, some fascia acting up. In any case, you'll need a doctor to diagnose it. ...Read more
NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
I doubt it: It's difficult to ascertain where you are talking about "inside of foot, close to heel" could be plantar fascitis, posterior tibial tendonitis...would be easier to give dx if your location was more precise. ...Read more
Possibly...: See a podiatrist for an x-ray and treatment options. ...Read more
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
Having Sharp pain in heel with swelling near foot arc. Its severe in morning after I wake up. It hurts whenever I stand after sitting sometime.
Plantar fasciitis: There are a number of possible causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Among the more common is plantar fasciitis, which is thought to be an inflammatory contracture of the plantar fascia that supports the arch of the foot. Stretching the facia out or using an orthotic is usually the first line of treatment. ...Read more
I had a sharp pain below right ribs shooting to heel of my foot. It lasted about 15 seconds and stopped me in my tracks.
LIKELY: Nothing serious. Not all symptoms mean something. If repeats over and over get it checked. ...Read more
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
1- I find my hands and feet are cold all the time (and often hurt). 2- my heel hurts with sharp pain. 3- I smell blood all the time?
Exam: Those are three possibly related or different things. See you MD for history, physical exam, and lab work. 1) anemia +/- peripheral vascular disease or Raynauds, etc. 2) Plantar fascitis? 3) Bleeding somewhere? This needs more questions and evaluation than on online forum can provide. Good luck. ...Read more
When I wear high heels, the arch of my foot feels likes a pulled muscle. Sharp pain and my big toe goes numb. Any advice besides stop wearing heels?
How long??: How long havevyou had the symptoms and how high are the heels. Is the pain first in your big toe, and then in the arch? This may be a sign og big toe arthritis. Is the soreness in the arch independent of the hight of the heels you are wearing? Finally, how active are you in your heels. Walk a lot? Or no? This helps make the correct diagnosis and suggest treatment! ...Read more
Pain top wrapping under foot at arch x1wk popped today when walking sharp pain ankle arch bottom foot pain on movement more side-side have to walk on heel no wt bear no visible defect what could it be?
I have sharp pain in my heel that makes walking close to impossible. It feels lumpy, swollen & sometimes warm. It was sore off & on for 2 months but very painful for a week+. What do I do? Need to walk a lot in airports etc.
Podiatry exam: Plus x-rays and treatment for a calcaneal spur (bone spur)- may require oral medication or a trigger point injection of the sore spot. ...Read more
Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?
Probably a sprain: Most ankle injuries are muscle strains or ligament sprains and respond we to rest, ice and anti inflammatory medications. If you still have pain after 10 days I would recommend having it evaluated by a medical professional. ...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
Possible: Plantar fascitis if the pain is under the heel. Try wearing an arch support, stretch, ice the heel when resting. ...Read more
Sharp pain: Anything described as a sharp pain should be evaluated. The advice is to see your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more
Stress fracture: Sural nerve injury, plantar fasciatis. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...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! : (?
Leg hurting for 4 days. Had loud pop and sharp pain radiating to foot while I was standing. No injury to it. Now can't put weight on it and hurts bad?
Time to see doctor: Since you cannot bear weight. You may have seriously injured yourself. So you need to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
2nd toe One foot Sudden sharp pain Lasts a few seconds No signs before or after Can move & touch it w/ no pain Occurs randomly Becoming more frequent?
Sometimes when I turn my head to the left, or when taking a step with my left foot, I get sudden sharp pain on the right side of my head. New symptom?
Hi! Can you give us: More info? Your age, medical conditions, medical, surgical, family histories, meds, supplements? We need more info to give you a better answer. There's more behind this answer than just the question you are asking? How long have you noticed it? Traveled recently? Slept funny? What makes it worse or better? What relieves this feeling? Do you wear high heels? ...Read more
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