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Bone spur on top of foot andpsoriatic arthritis. Lots of foot swelling and pain. Is surgery suggested?

Bone spur on top of foot  andpsoriatic arthritis. Lots of foot swelling  and pain. Is surgery suggested?

Foot pain : not really . See a podiatrist first . Perhaps a steroid injection and a trial of foot pads and good shoes may help your pain . Also as your psoriasis improves , your Arthritis will also improved . See a dermatologist to start on disease modifying agents . There are some drugs in pill form now . ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Not at all: The finger pain is fully independent of your trigeminal issues, and represents an additional co-morbidity. A hand specialist can more fully evaluate. ...Read more

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How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

Aching. stiffness: Arthritic pain in the feet can hurt just as if it were in other joints- and sometimes worse because you still stand and walk on them! aching, stiffness, burning are often relayed. X-rays are often taken as arthritic changes can be seen on them. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Gout pain: Gout is an inflammatory condition of a joint; the joint can become painful from an increase in uric acid levels in the joint and the tissues surrounding the painful area. Gout usually affects the hallux joint, the ankle joint, the knee joint, the wrist, and smaller joints of the hands and feet. Uric acid levels can be decreased with diet and medication. Ask your physician and podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Not usually! : Gabapentine is an effective treatment for neuropathy and other nerve injury. Swelling in the feet is a possible side effect but pain and swelling in a specific area would more likely be something else. It could be an injury, arthritis, hammertoes or stress fracture. You need an evaluation by a medical professional. . ...Read more

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Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Probably not: Gabepentin can cause swelling but not usually that specific of an area. More likely there is another cause like trauma or an infection. I would have the area looked at by your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could a chronic wound (localized scleroderma) on dorsal aspect of foot lead to tendonitis?

Could a chronic wound (localized scleroderma) on dorsal aspect of foot lead to tendonitis?

Yes: The thickening of the skin, poor circulation and chronic ulceration occasionally see on the dorsum (top) of the foot can lead to tendonitis of the superficial tendons. ...Read more

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause : Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly. ...Read more

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Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot ?

Wear and Tear.: Treating pain, especially in the foot, is always so much easier when the patient can actually put their finger tip on the exact spot of the pain. When the pain descriptions include "in the area of", then solving the problem needs more focus. A hands on exam would probably reveal a generalized arch pain consistent with the beginning of arthritis, ligament strain and tendonitis. Try supportive shoes ...Read more

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Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Discomfort & burning down side of foot when touch/pressure on little toe for 1 yr. "interdigital nerve comp. of 2 smallest toes".What treatment?

Burning foot : Burning on side of foot could be nerve being compressed in foot but doesn't sound like interdigital nerve compression. Depending on the final diagnosis there are options available like medications which work on nerves ( amitryptyline , nortyptiline) , or decompression surgery or nerve block . Please see your doctor . ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more