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What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

Ankle pain: The pain could be from many things. First, was there any trauma? It could be bone, nerve, ligament, tendon, osteochondral defect . Would see a foot surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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

Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot
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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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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Possibilities: Sprain/strain, stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon tear or dysfunction or possibly and inflammatory condition such as gout. ...Read more

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I have pain on the top of my left foot in the muscle areas of the foot toward the small toe about half of the foot

Like : Like with no many questions asked here, there is too little information to give you a proper answer or guide you in the right direction. How long has this pain been present? Was there an injury? Did it start suddenly or slowly? Is there redness, heat, swelling? Have you tried taking anything, and if so, what, and did it help? So either re-post your question with more detail if you like, or do the obvious, which is visit your friendly podiatrist, where you're more likely to get a much better idea of what's going on down there than you ever possibly could here in avvo-land. ...Read more

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Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Swelling of the mouth and pain in the limbs?

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema.......Or a viral infection that causes muscle aches or even a bacterial infection of the tonsils/pharynx. You need to see your primary care doctor to rule out infection and then determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain along the outer edge of both feet in the area of the arch.

I have pain along the outer edge of both feet in the area of the arch.

Foot pain: Congrats for recognizing that your feet are not supposed to hurt! there can be many different reasons for foot pain. From arthritis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, general foot fatigue, and countless more. Even the time of day the pain comes can help determine why you are having pain. You can ask your pcp for a podiatry referral if the pain continues to worsen. ...Read more

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What can cause pain around the ankle and the back of the foot?

What can cause pain around the ankle and the back of the foot?

Posterior ankle pain: While there may be many reasons for ankle and posterior foot pain, perhaps the most common problems include achilles tendinitis and an enlarged part of the heel bone near where the achilles tendon joins the heel bone ( a "pump bump"). Both problems may be related to "overuse"- more activity than your body can handle. Both conditions should respond to treatment from your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain  at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?

Tarsal tunnel : Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more

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What cuases pain in the top of the foot after jogging?

What cuases  pain in the top of the foot after jogging?

Dorsal foot: Could be related to insufficient support of the arches. Could also be sprain, or less likely, stress fracture. ...Read more

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What can the pain in the arch of my foot be?

What can the pain in the arch of my foot be?

Plantar fascitiis: Try wearing an arch support and freezing a water bottle (poland spring) and rolling under your arch. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and  foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Inflammation: This most likely would be plantar fasciitis or a flexor tendonitis. There is also the possiblity of a pinched nerve to the area. The only way to find out for sure is to visit your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have pain in the front and after part of the chest, burns on the right side of the abdomen and pain in the arch of the left foot. Is it serious?

I have pain in the front and after  part of the chest, burns on the right side of the abdomen and pain in the arch of the left foot.  Is it serious?

If you have chest : Pain especially squeezing or pressure like with other risk factors middle-age, hypertension , diabetes. High cholesterol , smoking and weight problem , go to the er asap. The abdominal pain could be from acidity in your stomach, liver or gallbladder problem. Foot pain could be from inflammation of your ligaments or nerve inflammation. Go see your dr soon! ...Read more

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Severe pain and throbbing across entire bridge of foot and into some toes. No pain in heel. What is it?

Severe pain and throbbing across entire bridge of foot and into some toes. No pain in heel. What is it?

Varies: There are several potential causes and you may want to be checked. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition where a nerve that runs into and supplies some if the plantar aspect if the foot is pinched and is one of the more common causes. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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