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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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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