What can cause stabbing sharp pain in foot and toes - Doctor answers

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What can cause stabbing sharp pain in foot sole and toes?

What can cause stabbing sharp pain in foot sole and toes?

Possibilities: Plantar fasciitis with nerve impingementor tarsal tunnel are most likely causes. Try more supportive shoes, stretching and ice/heat. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Sharp pain in foot whenever iistep on heel. What could be wrong? Could it be a spur?

Heel pain: Most common cause is plantar fascitis which can be treated by ice, stretching, rest, injections, NSAID but I find orthotics help by taking the weight off the area. ...Read more

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After lower lumbar fusion I have sharp pain in foot at ancle. With numbness how long till the nerves heal? It's been a year on the 18th of this month.

After lower lumbar fusion I have sharp pain in foot at ancle. With numbness how long till the nerves heal? It's been a year on the 18th of this month.

Depends: It really depends on the specific cause of your numbness. Certainly the concern is that if it has not gotten better for a year it may not improve at all. Have you been told the specific cause of it by your surgeon? It all hinges on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

See an osteopath dr: It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other. If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back. As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too. ...Read more

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My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

Hard to say: There are many causes of pain in the foot without any apparent trauma. Without knowing more about your boy's health history and getting a look at his tootsie, i'd be misleading you with any specific answers.

It's always safest and best to bring it in to a podiatrist, perhaps get an x-ray, and know for certain. Hope your boy feels better and good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. Aching all time now. What could be wrong?

Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. Aching all time now. What could be wrong?

Needs evaluation: I have found that there is usually a primary location of injury/inflammation. Many times we will favor the area and shift our weight. It seems that the outside of the foot ends up bearing weight causing pain there. I am imagining your primary pain to be near the ball of the foot. This can be the result a stress fracture or even perhaps a Morton's neuroma. The squeezing pain points to neuroma ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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Stabbing burning pain in foot arch, with a hard lump. Also swelling in ankle, unable to bear weight. What's wrong?

Stabbing burning pain in foot arch, with a hard lump. Also swelling in ankle, unable to bear weight. What's wrong?

Plantar Fibroma: Though I have not examined you, it sounds like you have a plantar fibroma, which is a thickening and enlargement of the plantar fascia. They usually hurt if they press on underlying structures, or are getting very large. Try stretching and icing with anti-inflammatories to alleviate the pain, but the lesion will usually not resolve on its own. See a local Podiatrist for treatment options ...Read more

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My left foot toes have sharp stabbing pain and they occur every five minutes, but only for a few seconds, what may be the cause?

My left foot toes have sharp stabbing pain and they occur every five minutes, but only for a few seconds, what may be the cause?

Painful left toes: How long have you had these symptoms? Any h/o diabetes, trauma to your left lower limb, back symptoms associated with toes pain? A test, "EMG & NCS" looks at how your nerves and muscles of your left leg function from the spine to the toes. This non invasive test can usually provide more insight into why you have the localized nerve type symptoms. Good tx (not narcs) exists for this type of pain. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left (ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling. Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

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What can cause stinging sharp pain in the foot?

Many things: It would be best to see a podiatrist for exam and diagnosis of problem. ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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