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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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What can cause constant sharp pain from right hip to right large toe?

What can cause constant sharp pain from right hip to right large toe?

Nerve issue.: The only tissue that starts at your hip and goes all the way down to a tie is a nerve. Consult with a neurologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes sharp stabbing pain in one toe, hurts for anything to touch the toe or to walk?

What causes sharp stabbing pain in one toe, hurts for anything to touch the toe or to walk?

See Dr to evaluate: Having said that is there a specific area you can tap and will elicit a similar type of discomfort. For what ever reason a nerve could be entrapped, irritated etc. Evaluation however is the correct method of diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Morton's neuron. ..does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe?

Morton's neuron. ..does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe?

Foot pain: Morton's neuroma generally develops between the 3-4 th or 4-5th toes, on the forum if the foot. A nerve ending swells and becomes painful with pressure. Ill fitting shoes may be a cause. Treatments can include injections, topical treatments, or surgery. See an orthopedist or podiatrist who will be happy to evaluate your problem and suggest treatments options, including how to prevent this as well ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain in the foot?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the foot. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

Big toe pain: There is a multitude of causes for pain to the great toe. Gout, bumping the area can cause pain without with out fracture. Arthritis (many types) wounds or ulcerations with of with out infection.
Your local podiatrist can find and treat your big toe pain. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden sharp pain on bottom on the outside of left foot?

What could cause sudden sharp pain on bottom on the outside of left foot?

Stress fracture: Sural nerve injury, plantar fasciatis. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sharp, intense, needle stabbing, burning pain in tip of left toe. What couuld be possible causes?

Sharp, intense, needle stabbing, burning pain in tip of left toe. What couuld be possible causes?

MANY things.: Generally when someone describes their pain the way you did, it's some type of nerve irritation. A small nerve may be running over a bony prominence and be irritated by your shoe gear, or may be caught up in other tissue. See a podiatrist for a more detailed exam and diagnosis. Treatment may be very simple! ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot?

What causes a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot?

Foot pain: There can be many different reasons for foot pain. From arthritis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, general foot fatigue, stepping on an object, calluses 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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Foot Pain (Definition)

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