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The top of my feet hurt when I try too work out...Why ?

The top of my feet hurt when I try too work out...Why ?

Tight shoe laces?: The most common answer is tight shoe laces if they are present on both sides and come on about the same distance or time after start of the workout. You may try loosening the laces slightly, or change the type of exercise to see if that changes your outcome. If it doesn't, then there may be a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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


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The top of my feet hurt in the mornings after i get out of bed and also if I have been sitting for a while? Getting worse.

The top of my feet hurt in the mornings after i get out of bed and also if I have been sitting for a while? Getting worse.

Feet Hurt: Read this: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/art.Asp?Articlekey=54042. There are many causes of foot pain, as the article describes, ranging from incorrect shoes to diabetes, and everything in between. Your feet tend to tighten up overnight and while sitting and need to be stretched (usually merely by walking around). You might want to make an appointment with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The top of my feet hurt constantly. More in the am and after sitting. could this be plantar fascitis? No pain in the bottom & no pain in heel.

Dorsal Arch Pain.: Plantar fasciitis, by definition, is inflammation of the fascia located on the bottom of the foot. The symptoms, interestingly, are very similar to the ones you describe. More than likely, your pain is being caused, in part, by an increased amount of stress being applied to your feet secondary to your pregnancy. The best solution is to have a specialist evaluate and suggest the best way to treat. ...Read more

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Why do the top of my feet hurt when I walk? I can feel the pain from the top of my feet to my ankles and sometimes my lower calves.

Why do the top of my feet hurt when I walk? I can feel the pain from the top of my feet to my ankles and sometimes my  lower calves.

Possibility: Do you frequently wear high heels? Does the pain occur more when you're not in heels? Long-term high heel wear can allow tendons to toes and heel bone to shrink/shorten so that walking without heels stretches those tendons and causes pain. Try gently stretching toes, ankles, achilles tendon. Nsaid will help if there is inflammation. Not better, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.?My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Hands that hurt: There are many possible reasons why your hand hurt particularly if you have had trauma in the area. If it is red or a rash then it could be hand dermatitis , psoriasi or eczema. You should see a different specialist depending on the history. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my feet hurt and toes have a numbing sensation also aches and pain on my finger joints?

Nerve entrapment: The pain in your hand is unrelated to your foot. The inflammation of the nerve that runs over the top of your foot can cause the numbness sensation. Your hand, can be caused by degenerative arthritis, which would explain the aches and pain of the smaller finger joints. See a podiatrist for the foot issue, an orthopedic hand specialist for the fingers. ...Read more

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The top of my feet have stopping hurting---not all the time----sometimes swelling. What can that be?

The top of my feet have stopping hurting---not all the time----sometimes swelling.  What can that be?

Lots of things: Could be pressure from yor shoes. Have you noticed it with a particular pair or type of shoes or after a particular activity? Elevation at night will probably help. ...Read more

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Why do the tops of my feet hurt? It feels iike the bone area above the arch.

Bone spur: In some foot types such as a high arched foot bone spur formation may occur around the mid foot joints. This is a benign process. This can lead to compression neuropathy or burning nerve pain if a nerve courses through the area. ...Read more

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What is it that the heels of my feet hurt all the time?

What is it that the heels of my feet hurt all the time?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Unti then try some runner's stretches, making sure shoes have good arch support and cushion, and are in good repair. Over-the -counter arch supports can help as well. See a podiatrist if these do not help. ...Read more

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Why do the arches of my feet hurt?

Why do the arches of my feet hurt?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. ...Read more

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My feet hurt after sitting, why?

My feet hurt after sitting, why?

Possible: Plantar fascitis. The condition you describe is known as post static dyskinesia...Or pain after periods of rest and then standing. One explanation is that the ligament contracts while you are sitting and then stretches when you stand and this stretching of the ligament causes the pain. ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when i get up?

Why do my feet hurt when i get up?

Pain after rest: This is called post-static dyskinesia. It is associated with arthritis and other inflammations. Have it checked by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Possibly swelling: From feet being dependant in a car or on a plane. Or the fact that you may be walking more or wearing shoes you normally don't wear. ...Read more

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Back of my feet hurt. What is the cause.

Back of my feet hurt.  What is the cause.

Achilles tendinitis: Do not go barefooted....Use a heeled shoe. Use ice. Take advil (ibuprofen) 2 with meals for three days as an anti inflammatory and seek medical help. ...Read more

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My feet hurt at night and feel heavy why?

So many possibilitie: 1) are you flatfooted or do you pronate? 2) do you have varicose veins/ venous insufficiency? 3) are you pregnant? 4) do you stand for long periods and wear non supportive shoes? ...Read more

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Every morning i wake and my feet hurt, why?

Every morning i wake and my feet hurt, why?

Early to rise Pain.: There are some conditions that have been attributed to painful feet in the morning. Because these conditions have different causes and affect different areas of the feet, it would be best to seek the opinion of a either a rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist. ...Read more