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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. Oscar Novick
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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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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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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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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?

Tendonitis stress fx: Painon the side of the foot with no history of an injury is often due to tendonitis or a stress reaction or fracture. See an orthopedic doc or a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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