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My whole ankle is swollen and I'm having sharp stabbing pains in the top of my arch no matter what I do?

My whole ankle is swollen and I'm having sharp stabbing pains in the top of my arch no matter what I do?

RICE treatment.: You will need to apply an ice pack to the ankle area to try to reduce the swelling and reduce the pain. Elevate the foot higher than your heart and stay off of it. If you have to get around, use crutches. Check for bruising in the morning as it may be a sign of trauma to the area. If there is no relief after several hours, you will need to be evaluated for a soft tissue or bone problem. ...Read more

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Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Ice and support: Usually this is due to a lack of support in your shoes. Ice the area to reduce the swelling and either purchase orthotics from your podiatrist or some form of support to aid you in running. Get out of those old shoes. ...Read more

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What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

Arch/Ankles Issues: Typically that is the pattern of a collapsing arch where the plantar fascia gets irritated giving heel and arch pain, the outside ankle gets pinched as the heel rolls outward, and the inside of the arch bulges inward giving the lump effect. Start with changes in biomechanics with custom made orthotics to change how you walk, then add anti-inflammatory measures of icing, and possibly pt. Dr blake. ...Read more

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My arch has fallen and outside of foot is numb. Inside is flat or swollen. What can I do?

My arch has fallen and outside of foot is                numb.  Inside is flat or swollen.  What can I do?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. Non weight bearing activity while recovering. ...Read more

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I have a swollen arch. What would you recommend to use. I am on my feet a lot and jog a couple of miles each day. Would compression socks help?

I have a swollen arch. What would you recommend to use. I am on my feet a lot and jog a couple of miles each day. Would compression socks help?

Maybe: Swollen arch can be heel pain, tendon pain, flat feet. Not enough information. Here is some info on heel pain see if it helps www.centralmasspodiatry.com/heel it will help you decide ...Read more

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The tops of both my feet look almost swollen but are hard like bone and look like a really high arch. What could this be?

The tops of both my feet look almost swollen but are hard like bone and look like a really high arch. What could this be?

See a DPM: Don't guess what it could be. Consider going to the podiatrist to have a comprehensive foot examination which will many times include an evaluation as well as x-rays. There's no harm in having it checked by the expert. ...Read more

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