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Sharp pain in my heel when I flex my foot upwards.What could it bw and what can o do?

Sharp pain in my heel when I flex my foot upwards.What could it bw and what can o do?

Heel Pain: We worry about plantar fasciitis, but you might need to have this evaluated by your primary care doctor who might refer you to a physical therapist to teach stretching exercises. Try a heating pad and some gentle anti-inflammatory meds until you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in heel today. Foot would come up from floor at times when it was sharp. Pain not constant. What could it be?

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

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What does a sharp pain in the heel of my foot indicate ?

What does a sharp pain in the heel of my foot indicate ?

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

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Sharp pain in inside of foot, close to heel. Could it be diabetes?

Sharp pain in inside of foot, close to heel. Could it be diabetes?

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

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in back of my foot, above the heel?

What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in back of my foot, above the heel?

Sounds like : Achilles tendonitis. If it is, you may want to try a small heel lift, eccentric excercises and ice or epost salt soaks in warm water. ...Read more

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When i extend my right leg and flex my foot there is a sharp pain on the outside tip of my heel.

When i extend my right leg and flex my foot there is a sharp pain on the outside  tip of my heel.

Possibly tendinitis: This could be achillies or peroneal tendinitis. Rest, stretching and antiinflammatories. If not better after a few days see your orthopedist. ...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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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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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.

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

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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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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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What causes a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot?

What causes a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot?

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

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What could be causing a sharp pain in my foot?

Many things: Many things can cause foot pain. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist for an evaluation. Podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle care. ...Read more