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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint. This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Can a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Can a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: You may have damage to the tendon which attaches to the toe, or you may be walking differently and causing abnormal pressure and motion in other areas of your foot. ...Read more

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Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: You may have injured the joint capsule or ligaments. If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. Could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? Achilles t?

Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. Could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? Achilles t?

Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained foot?

How can you treat my sprained foot?

Follow RICE: Follow the rice protocol
rest - ice - compression -elevate

consider seeing a foot and ankle specialist to make sure all you did was sprain it and did not do something more serious. ...Read more

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How can I know is foot is sprained?

How can I know is foot is sprained?

If it hurts: If you recall the actual injury, if it is swollen... ...Read more

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Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Depends on severity: If you have pain and swelling you may still want leave it on. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

How would you know if your foot is sprained or broken?

See your doctor: It can be hard to tell the difference between a bad sprain or a fracture (broken bone). A simple x-ray of the foot can help your doctor determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

What is commonly used to heal my sprained foot faster?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Do you think I should be using crutches for a sprained foot?

Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves. ...Read more

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Wt can I use for a sprain foot?

Wt can I use for a sprain foot?

See below: Relative rest, ankle stabilization with a brace, elevation to help with the swelling, ice to help with the pain and swelling, and oral anti-inflammatories.

Keep in mind that some sprains can actually involve an avulsion fracture of an ankle or foot bone. A visit to a sports medicine physician (family med, orthopedist, etc) is best. X-rays will likely be performed. ...Read more

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Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Doctor: Unless you had an injury to the one side you need to see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What can be done about ball of foot pain?

What can be done about ball of foot pain?

3 reasons: Three things come to mind-neuroma, plantar plate problem, capsulitis. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot from ballerina flats?

Exam: You need to see a doctor to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sprain the top of your foot?

Is it possible to sprain the top of your foot?

Yes: Are muscle, tendons and ligaments that can be possible injured. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get gout from a sprained foot?

Is it possible to get gout from a sprained foot?

Trauma is known: To induce a gout attack. However, you likely are predisposed to the gout. I.E elevated uric acid or what have you.
Another words not every sprained ankle turns into gout.. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Could be: Excessive pressure on the area could cause a swelling of the ball of the foot. Try rest and a warm compress to the ball of the foot. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

See a foot doc: Immediately, you may have an infection that requires antibiotic and or drainage. You also may need a tetanus shot... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

Swollen ball of foot: Swelling on the bottom of the foot towards the front of the foot just before the toes begin.
Pain and swelling causes can be due to neuromas, capsulitis, plantar plate tear, and skin lesions such as warts. There are many other reasons why the bottom of the forefoot will swell.
should follow up with foot specialits if you have assocoiated pain.
Good luck ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...Read more

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Sprained foot 12 weeks ago. Still swells & hurts. How long will this go on?

Sprained foot 12 weeks ago. Still swells & hurts. How long will this go on?

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I sprained my left foot. I was wondering is there a way to wrap it when I go biking?

I sprained my left foot. I was wondering is there a way to wrap it when I go biking?

You need rest: Sprains need rest to heal. I recommend you not go biking for 2-4 weeks to allow it time to heal. You can wrap it with an ACE bandage or use an ankle brace. But, Rest, Ice, Elevation and Compression are the keys to successful healing. ...Read more

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How to know if hurt or sprained your foot before where it was swollen and partly black and blue?

See a Podiatrist: A podiatrist can take x-rays and may order an MRI to see if there were torn ligaments or tendons. If you are having pain it is important to do this sooner rather than later to avoid continued injury. ...Read more

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Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Possible nerve: Nerve injuries tends to occur when standing and sitting and can be described as "tingly or burning." If your pain is only when your standing you may have injured one of the small bones under the ball of your foot called "sesamoids." ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

What are the symptomsof a foot sprain?

Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a shoe or sneaker due to the above. Foot sprains range from minor to very serious so get checked. Feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more