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Sprain On 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
-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
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
Yes: You may have injured the joint capsule or ligaments. If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more
I fainted 3 days ago, sprained ankle, as result but toes on that foot also very sore & feel gummy, swelling in ball of foot, Is that normal?
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
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
Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves. ...Read more
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
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.
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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
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
Its been a week when I sprained the side of my foot and I still can't put any weight on it. Xrays were done and its neg. Could it be a mistake.?
Not likely: Sprains can be very painful and take a long time to heal. ...Read more
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?
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
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