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The ball of my foot hurts when I walk. What could be wrong?

The ball of my foot hurts when I walk. What could be wrong?

A few things: Pain in the ball of the foot can be a frustrating thing- you are trying to heal a part of the body you put a lot of weight on repeatedly each day!

antiinflammatory medication, padding in shoes, rest, ice can be employed. Looking at your shoes to make sure they fit well and are not excessively worn. Sometimes, injections or ach supports are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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The top of my foot hurts when I walk?

The top of my foot hurts when I walk?

Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more. ...Read more

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I have a morton's neuroma. After I have been off my feet for awhile, the ball of my foot hurts so I can hardly walk. Is that because of the neuroma?

I have a morton's neuroma. After I have been off my feet for awhile, the ball of my foot hurts so I can hardly walk. Is that because of the neuroma?

Most likely: Morton's neuromas can cause severe forefoot pain, particularly after activity. Some say they feel like they are walking on a ball or that their socks feel bunched up. ...Read more

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The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help?

The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help?

Orthotics: Orthotics are designed to help relieve pain in feet, some times prefab orthotics work and other time the patient must have a custom one made. I recommend you get a diagnosis as to what is causing the foot pain. ...Read more

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What can I do if the heel of my foot hurts when I walk?

What can I do if the heel of my foot hurts when I walk?

See your Podiatrist: There are many treatments that can relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I tripped on my sandal and now the middle of my foot hurts when I walk, but should I ice or heat it?

I tripped on my sandal and now the middle of my foot hurts when I walk, but should I ice or heat it?

Ice: Ice is better after an acute injury. No longer than about 20 minutes per hour and not directly on the skin. If the pain does not improve, see a specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Top of my foot hurts when I walk because I fell. It's been like that for more than hlf a year. What should I do? What are the treatments. Help please?

Top of my foot hurts when I walk because I fell. It's been like that for more than hlf a year. What should I do? What are the treatments. Help please?

See a foot doc: Have an evaluation, likely an x-ray will be taken and the doctor can come up with a plan based on his findings. ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts when I walk, so I end up limping, it hurts to sleep, I can't bend my toes without it hurting, I'm wondering if its broken?

The top of my foot hurts when I walk, so I end up limping, it hurts to sleep, I can't bend my toes without it hurting, I'm wondering if its broken?

Possibly: You will need to see a podiatrist to have it checked and probably an xray. Its possible that you developed a stress fracture which would cause the symptoms you are mentioning. You would also have some swelling. ...Read more

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I stepped on a bee at the beach in spain 1-2 day's ago, now my 2 little toes are huge and my foot hurts when I walk. Am I alergic?

I stepped on a bee at the beach in spain 1-2 day's ago, now my 2 little toes are huge and my foot hurts when I walk. Am I alergic?

Infection: The swelling from allergy comes up right away. Swelling a couple days later is usually an infection. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?

My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?

Have a foot exam...: Your stress fracture 9 months ago may have been more than just the bone injury. There are several soft tissue structures that overlay the top of the foot. There are tendons and ligaments which may have been damaged. Have the foot checked properly. See a podiatrist for a full foot exam. You had a bone scan and ct scan, but an MRI is a better diagnostic test to evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more

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Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward. No swelling or bruising. Could it be broken? Is it possi

Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward. No swelling or bruising. Could it be broken? Is it possi

Get an Xray: It is very possible that you have a fracture, which might be a hairline fracture and not require casting, or it might be something more serious. See an orthopedist or emergency medicine physician/sports medicine doctor to have a physical evaluation. They may be able to advise you without an x-ray, but it is likely they would want one. Keep elevated, use ice for 48 hours, then heat.Ibuprofen helps. ...Read more

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My foot hurts to walk on since my son fell over it what shod I do?

My foot hurts to walk on since my son fell over it what shod I do?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and have an x-ray taken to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell on my foot on the stairs and heard a pop about 6 times. Now today the outside of my foot hurts horribly to walk. What should I do?

Yesterday I fell on my foot on the stairs and heard a pop about 6 times. Now today the outside of my foot hurts horribly to walk. What should I do?

Podiatrist: Please seek podiatric or other medical assessment. In the meantime rest the foot, use intermittent ice, light compression and elevate it. NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help with pain. ...Read more

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The side of my foot hurts really bad when I walk or when I push on it I'm only 22 what could it be?

The side of my foot hurts really bad when I walk or when I push on it I'm only 22 what could it be?

More specific: If it is on the outside of your foot (the side of the pinky toe), it could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal (common for people with high arches). It could also be tendinitis of the peroneus brevis tendon. See a podiatrist for a full examination with x ray, diagnosis, and treatment options. ...Read more

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I stepped on a bee could see the stinger a little while ago and now I can't my foot hurts so bad and can't walk on it but can't even use tweezers?

I stepped on a bee could see the stinger a little while ago and now I can't my foot hurts so bad and can't walk on it but can't even use tweezers?

SOAK: ICE WATER for pain relief

Make a BAKING SODA "poultice" (Spread it on the wet foot where the stinger is and let it DRY then pull off)

Hope this helps!

Dr Z
BTW fever, chills, swelling of the foot beyond the stung area, head to a Walk In Unit or ER ...Read more

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My foot hurts when I wear any type of shoe and walk. Foot also feels better when it is elevated. This started about six weeks ago, I have xrays, ?

My foot hurts when I wear any type of shoe and walk. Foot also feels better when it is elevated. This started about six weeks ago, I have xrays, ?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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The front part of my foot hurts after I stepped in a hole. The pain won't go away, but I can walk on my foot. It just throbs and hurts and there is no swelling. What should I do?

The front part of my foot hurts after I stepped in a hole. The pain won't go away, but I can walk on my foot. It just throbs and hurts and there is no swelling. What should I do?

How long hurting?: It sounds like a soft tissue injury, which will heal with time, and limited weight bearing. Ice alternating with heat may also help. If the pain persists more than two weeks, it should be evaluated by a foot doctor (podiatrist) or an orthopedist, preferably one specializing in foot/ankle. The possibility of a stress fracture with the injury you describe is a possibility. ...Read more

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Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Foot hurt: You realy need to check that out particularly you can't walk. See your doctor or go to ER. Feel better. ...Read more

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My foot hurts so bad I can hardly walk bc pressure makes me want to cry or fall. Idk what I did. Hurts to bend too.......help please?

My foot hurts so bad I can hardly walk bc pressure makes me want to cry or fall. Idk what I did. Hurts to bend too.......help please?

A couple of thoughts: I see you posted a few times. Originally, you mentioned pain to middle three toes and I agree I would consider a neuroma. Now, after this post, I would consider a stress fracture. See a foot doc and get an xray. Ice the foot and stay off of it. A post op or surgical shoe would be helpful until a diagnosis can be given to you. ...Read more

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My left foot hurts outside of the 5th metatarsal. It hurts to walk but after ice & using foot massager it feels better. It feels better after I run.

My left foot hurts outside of the 5th metatarsal. It hurts to walk but after ice & using foot massager it feels better. It feels better after I run.

Peroneal Tendonitis: The Peroneus Brevis muscle attaches to the base of the 5th metatarsal and often is the problem with pain in that area of the foot. Ice and massage lowers inflammation and loosens up the tendon. It usually will ge worse with first steps after sitting awhile or sleeping all night. Running probably warms the muscle/tendon up and increases bloodflow which would then make if feel better. ...Read more

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I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

It could be...: An arthritic lump of bone over a joint that also has a nerve running over it. This could produce the sensations you describe. See a podiatrist for details and a personalized exam. ...Read more

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The heel of my foot hurts to walk, would soaking in hot or cold water be beneficial in any way?

The heel of my foot hurts to walk, would soaking in hot or cold water be beneficial in any way?

Combo treatment.: If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! ...Read more

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Will I get a walkingboot for my 3 toes that hurt. My pinkie toe I think is broken & under my foot hurts. I limp or I walk on the outside of my foot.

Will I get a walkingboot for my 3 toes that hurt. My pinkie toe I think is broken & under my foot hurts. I limp or I walk on the outside of my foot.

Get an x-ray: Get your foot x-rayed by a podiatrist. If you have only broken toes you may need a surgical shoe. If you broke the metatarsals you will need a walking cast. ...Read more

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After sitting or sleeping when I walk for the first 5 mins the top of my foot hurts, and I just cant walk properly I limp. What is the cause, thanks.

After sitting or sleeping when I walk for the first 5 mins the top of my foot hurts, and I just cant walk properly I limp. What is the cause, thanks.

Tendonitis: Unless you've had significant trauma to the area, likely you have tendinitis. stretching, exercise, an occasional NSAIID will help in time. Your question does not raise strong concerns of gout, although that is possible, esp if you have swelling and local tenderness. If you've had trauma, suspect gout, or the symptoms don't ease in a week, please see your Dr. ...Read more

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The heel of my left foot hurts to walk, and the pain spreads to the topside front. I haven't injured my foot in any way, what could this be?

The heel of my left foot hurts to walk, and the pain spreads to the topside front. I haven't injured my foot in any way, what could this be?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more