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Random red spot on foot - I have two, one on heel and other on front side. They are sore and hurt. Causes?

Random red spot on foot - I have two, one on heel and other on front side. They are sore and hurt. Causes?

Erythema nodosum: The most likely cause of red spots more likely on lower legs but can occur on the human foot is erythema nodosum. These are really a macular (not raised) and are firm under the skin. Consult your local dermatologist. Cortisone is helpful even cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Have swelling in foot about a week after an object fell onto my middle of foot, it is sore at that spot.

Have swelling in foot about a week after an object fell onto my middle of foot, it is sore at that spot.

Possible fracture: Please go to your local UC clinic or orthopedist. It is possible that you fractured a bone in your foot. You will need an x-ray. ...Read more

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Hurt top of foot two weeks ago, had xray no fractions but same spot still sore alittle discolored. How long before better?

Hurt top of foot two weeks ago, had xray no fractions but same spot still sore alittle discolored. How long before better?

Would help: If we knew how you hurt it to better differentiate between a contusion and possibly something else. Also, you have to make sure that you are not delaying healing by further walking on it etc....I would think over the course of the next 2 weeks it would get progressively better. Warm compresses may help get rid of any bruising and blood accumulation under the skin. ...Read more

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I have a sore bruised spot on the mid sole section of my foot. What is the possible cause.

I have a sore bruised spot on the mid sole section of my foot. What is the possible cause.

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams to determine the exact cause. Have it evaluated by a professional to see if you have fractured it of if it is just a soft tissue injury such as a sprain. You may have a ligamentus or a tendon injury or even a fracure. ...Read more

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On my right foot I have a sore red spot right below last 3 toes.. Not on the toes. Yesterday I could barely walk it was so sore. Today still really sore but now this red spot is new?

On my right foot I have a sore red spot right below last 3 toes.. Not on the toes. Yesterday I could barely walk it was so sore. Today still really sore but now this red spot is new?

Cellulitis: Soreness and redness, in your case sounds like too much pressure being applied to the metatarsal bones. This can occur from prolonged standing or walking with poorly cushioned shoes. You need to address this, If this pain does not subside. Then see a specialist to evaluate your problem specifically. ...Read more

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I tripped and top of my foot hit metal shelf hard. There is bruising and a perfect round spot the size of a pencil eraser. I can walk, just sore?

I tripped and top of my foot hit metal shelf hard. There is bruising and a perfect round spot the size of a pencil eraser. I can walk, just sore?

Unclear question: If the site becomes more sore, swollen, larger or has a discharge, that would indicate infection and would require medical attention. For now you may take a tylenol (acetaminophen) to control the soreness. ...Read more

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Leg hit w/ softball above ankle 2 wks ago & spot still sore. Doesn't hurt to walk but foot still swollen. What could be wrong if no pain when walking?

Leg hit w/ softball above ankle 2 wks ago & spot still sore. Doesn't hurt to walk but foot still swollen. What could be wrong if no pain when walking?

A contusion: ="BRUISE" can occur in the lining of the bone itself and these "bone bruises" can last for a while!!!! Apply heat (this will "speed up" the resorption (healing)!!!

Hope this helps!



Dr Z ...Read more

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Child 5 years old has two round sore brown spots on the bottom of one foot. Should I be worried?

Child 5 years old has two round sore brown spots on the bottom of one foot. Should I be worried?

Tough to say: I am always overly cautious when it comes to children. There are certain characteristics that help doctors determine if the lesions are benign or not. I would have the child evaluated by a pediatric dermatologist just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble with my ankles. Now I am getting sore spots on my heels. I was trying to elevate using a pillow, now pain in my right heel?

I have been having trouble with my ankles. Now I am getting sore spots on my heels. I was trying to elevate using a pillow, now pain in my right heel?

See provider: You may have plant fasciitis which is pain in your heel area on the bottom of your heel Per
haps your ankles are making you walk differently straining the heel See a foot doctor to exam you and provide the correct therapy ...Read more

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Blood blisters on heel. I think anyways. There are 4 small ones all near each other. Woke up with pain and 4 black spots. 3 days l8r bigger, sore, red?

Blood blisters on heel. I think anyways. There are 4 small ones all near each other. Woke up with pain and 4 black spots. 3 days l8r bigger, sore, red?

Explanation: Are you are runner? Your job on feet? Injury? Please check these out. And your shoes as well. It should be reason for this. Take care of this locally with alcohol, iodine and neosporin. Be well. ...Read more

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Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

You need immediate-: -attention! There are many possibilities from viral to streptococcus that can cause this. The material imprint is due 2 swelling of the leg. Get in to see your PCP now, or go 2 urgent care. ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur
do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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Why are both my feet sore like the heels are turning under?

Why are both my feet sore like the heels are turning under?

Plantar fasciitis: Most pain in heels are due to overuse and strain of the plantar fascia. Make sure that your heels on your shoes are not worn to the side. Do stretching before you get up and apply warm compresses to area. ...Read more

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Very sore left heel after a spinning session. Specially when I bend down and stretch or pull my foot upwards.?

Very sore left heel after a spinning session. Specially when I bend down and stretch or pull my foot upwards.?

Plantar Fasciitis: It sounds like acute plantar fasciitis. It can occur with exercise, especially if it's a new endeavor. It can also happen with repeated stress to the foot over a long period. The thick and fibrous plantar fascia gets stressed and strained, causing inflammation and pain. Rest, ice, massage, and anti-inflammatory medicine are good starts. See a doctor if it continues for more than a week. ...Read more

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Randomly get a bad itch same spot on bottom of rt foot on outer side close to heel. No sign of rash unsure what this could be.?

Randomly get a bad itch same spot on bottom of rt foot on outer side close to heel. No sign of rash unsure what this could be.?

Try KISS treatment.: Before you get too involved with finding a definitive reason, why not try using an OTC hydro-cortisone cream. Often this is all that's needed to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a round bite on the heel of my foot. It has several small black dots in the middle. Itched at first now a little sore. What could it be?

I have a round bite on the heel of my foot. It has several small black dots in the middle. Itched at first now a little sore. What could it be?

Bump: Most of the time when there is a lesion with small dark spots it is a plantar wart. Many treatment options by seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Very sore heels on both feet. Especially in themornings.?

Very sore heels on both feet. Especially in themornings.?

Heel pain: Sounds like you may have bilateral heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. If the pain is more towards the heel it could be a spur. If it is more mid foot - the plantar faciitis is more likely. As we sleep the tissues that create the arch of our feet contract ever slightly - first thing in the morning when we get up - there is a "springing effect that will cause pain. See your doctor for more advice. ...Read more

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What can I do about a sore heel on my foot?

What can I do about a sore heel on my foot?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this.

Unti then try some runner's stretches, making sure shoes have good arch support and cushion, and are in good repair. Over-the -counter arch supports can help as well. See a podiatrist if these do not help. ...Read more