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Sharp pain at the bottom of foot (centre of the arch). What can I take for this?

Sharp pain at the bottom of foot (centre of the arch). What can I take for this?

Try first: If you have no medical contraindications, you can try simple over the counter pain medications like advil, aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen). However, best way to decide how to treat is to know what is causing the pain, so see your doctor for review of symptoms and exam in case something more serious needing prescription or other work-up. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a sharp pain that starts at the bottom of my foot and can shoot up to my buttocks. It doesn't shoot up all the way to my buttocks all?

I sometimes get a sharp pain that starts at the bottom of my foot and can shoot up to my buttocks. It doesn't shoot up all the way to my buttocks all?

Pinched Nerve: What is the definition of sometimes? This can be an achilles issue, nerve issue in the buttock area (sciatica), plantar fasciitis, tight calf muscle, tarsal tunnel. More information would be helpful. AM pain, rest pain, walking pain? How frequent does this happen? Does it interfere with your daily life? ...Read more

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When I lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, I get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. What could cause sharp pain?

When I lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, I get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. What could cause sharp pain?

Spine problem: You may be compressing a nerve root in your spine when you arch your back in the manner you describe. You should see a neurologist who may need to order an MRI or ct scan to see why this happens: disc disease, tumor, bone growth, etc. Until you are seen and evaluated, try not to stretch in that manner, and do not see a chiropracter. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot has a sharp pain in the middle?

The bottom of my foot has a sharp pain in the middle?

Further Evaluate: Consider plantar fascitis (near the heel), plantar fascia tear/injury, tendinitis of foot. Have a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon evaluate for proper diagnosis. ...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 cause sudden sharp pain on bottom on the outside of left foot?

What could cause sudden sharp pain on bottom on the outside of left foot?

Stress fracture: Sural nerve injury, plantar fasciatis. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a sharp pain in the middle of the bottom of my foot when I run?

Why do I feel a sharp pain in the middle of the bottom of my foot when I run?

Possibly nerve: The sharp pain sensation can be the result of a nerve that is being irritated in the arch area and/or the result of a ligament/tendon that may be pulled while you bear weight. This is something you want to see a foot specialist for in order to have your foot checked, gait evaluated and shoes checked. Don't run through it, not checking it could eventually slow you down. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that starts on the inner side of my foot and it shoots up leg. The pain comes and goes in episodes. What is causing this?

Needs to be seen.: It's better to be seen, examined to be more accurate. Radiating pain from foot to leg is most commonly caused by a nerve stimulated by inflammation or external pressure. Probbly an x ray will be needed besides a good examination. ...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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I have a sharp pain (like a needle) that goes up through the arch of my foot every hour or so. What could this pain be? Should I take precautions?

I have a sharp pain (like a needle) that goes up through the arch of my foot every hour or so. What could this pain be? Should I take precautions?

Foot pain: Needless to say, any sharp pain that is persistent should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor. It sounds like a nerve problem but could be other things as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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L4-S1 fuse 2/28/14. Sharp pain in lft lwr bk after flu on 5/1. Shoot to butt some pain outside of foot. PT thinks tendon/nerve from hardware. Concern?

L4-S1 fuse 2/28/14. Sharp pain in lft lwr bk after flu on 5/1. Shoot to butt some pain outside of foot. PT thinks tendon/nerve from hardware. Concern?

Weakness?: Your pain symptoms are suggesive of nerve impingement/sciatica but it is more concerning that you noted weakness in your conditions. If this pain is making you weak it adds urgency to the situation. Either way this pain is concerning and should be discussed with your neurosurgeon particularly since it seems to have persisted for more than a month. It may be related to previous problem/surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain in bottom of feet from standing 5hrs straight at work and I have cerebral palsy what's the cause?

Foot pain needs eval: Foot pain may be coming from spasticity, or overactivity in the foot muscles. You need to be seen by a neurologist or PMR doc to eval if this is the problem vs some foot pathology such as a plantar fasciitis. Good treatments are available, so, get going! ...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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I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

Get an X-ray: Pain in the big toe can be a presenting sign of gout, but more often than not, a musculoskeletal problem exists - you should probably see s good internist or orthopedist, or podiatrist and start with an X-Ray, however, blood work to rule out a metabolic disorder may be needed. See a doctor first, see what they think is the next best step... ...Read more

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I have burning, sharp pain on my left thigh, seems like its growing down my leg, my foot is getting some pain too in my big toe and on the left bottom m?

I have burning, sharp pain on my left thigh, seems like its growing down my leg, my foot is getting some pain too in my big toe and on the left bottom m?

Nerve pain: Sounds like radicular pain, nerve pain. May be sciatica. Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me. My legs ach like only the skin and not on the inside. There's a sharp pain that runs through my foot. My legs only feel better with heat. And cold air makes it worst. The sharp pain in my foot comes evry so offten

One: One possibility would be neuropathy, which is a condition where the nerves become very painful in the legs (and rarely the hands). Neuropathy can occur in diabetic patients, patients with toxin exposure, and sometimes in patients with no risk factors. Another possibility would be reflex sympathetic dystrophy, another painful nerve condition, but that usually happens after trauma. Of course arthritis is another possibility. Please see your primary care doctor and fully describe your complaints so that they can perform the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally, what can it be?

Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally, what can it be?

Nerve impingement: Something is irritating the nerve travelling to this area. Often it is a bunion bump that is rubbing against the shoe. There is a small nerve that is right under the skin and goes on into the big toe. See a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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When I took a step the other day a sharp pain shot through my big toe, the right half/top of my toe has been numb since. Is this bad/ can it b fixed?

Depends: It depends on the specific cause and it may in all likelihood do we with nonsurgical care. It may represent tarsal tunnel syndrome, although there are other possibilities as well. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more