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Doctor insights on: What Causes Instep Foot Nerve Neuroma

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What causes heel foot pain?

What causes heel foot pain?

Plantar fasciitis : Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch. It originates in the heel and ends in the toes. When you pronate or your arch flattens than there is tension in this band of tissue causing pain and inflammation. Best to do calf stretches, try otc superfeet inserts or see specialist for x-rays and custom inserts. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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Could having heel spur cause other foot pain, besides the heel?

Could having heel spur cause other foot pain, besides the heel?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Might having heel spur cause other foot pain, besides the heel?

Yes it can......: Heel pain often causes one to stride differently and consequently will aggravate muscles and tendons that are functioning out of their normal sequence. Many patients will train their calf muscle and achilles tendon when they have a heel spur because they are slightly raising their heel to keep the pressure off the spur. This causes achilles tendonitis. ...Read more

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Ideas? What nerve root injury causes drop foot?

Ideas? What nerve root injury causes drop foot?

L5: L5 nerve root injury causes foor drop. This may occur from trauma, severe stenosis or disc herniation. Hoep this helps. ...Read more

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What causes heel spurs?

What causes heel spurs?

Wolff's Law...: Paraphrased, bone grows in relation to stress. When an abnormal "pull" is placed on the bone, it will grow in that direction over time. After enough time, a "heel spur" can be visualized. It's more the sign of a chronic condition that the source of the pain. ...Read more

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What causes peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain?

What causes peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain?

Trauma/age: Pttd or tear is very common in females. It is usually due to activities, flat foot, shoe gear and possible hormonal changes and pregnancies. The reason why the inside of your heel hurts, it is due the pathway the tendon travels. If MRI has been done and a tear is detected, many things could be done. Bracing, orthotics, and surgery can help. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could sciatic nerve cause your leg and foot to swell?

Could sciatic nerve cause your leg and foot to swell?

Not likley: Sciatic nerve irritation is caused by a back problem or pressure from your thigh muscles and would not be related to swelling in your foot or leg. However, leg swelling can cause nerve type symptoms including burning pain and numbness. I recommend you see a specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What helps with the foot numbness caused by morton's neuroma?

What helps with the foot numbness caused by morton's neuroma?

Numbness verses Pain: Morton's neuroma can cause a lot of different symptoms including numbness but as long as that does not affect the quality of your life, there may be no need to address this. Most patients do something about "pain, " but you can try a cortisone injection and this may help the numbness but not necessarily. Beyond this, there is nothing much that will help like p. T., shoes, etc. ...Read more

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What causes under foot numbness?

Many things: Diabetic neuropathy, tight fitting shoes, nerve entrapment, neuroma. Best bet is see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is my foot pain pinched nerves or tendonitous?

Have it evaluated.: You would need to be evaluated to give you accurate diagnosis. Your pain may be do to a variety of different possible reasons. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

What causes numbness of left foot middle toe? Is that from compartment problems?

Neuroma: It is possible to have the interdigital nerve be compressed in that area. This refers to a neuroma. The symptoms may cause pain, numbness and tingling in the toes. Try wearing wider shoes and otc supports. If symptoms persist seek medical care. ...Read more

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Can plantar fascitis cause top of the foot to swell?

Can plantar fascitis cause top of the foot to swell?

Doubtful: I don't believe plantar fasciitis would cause the top of your foot to swell. I would recommend a podiatry evaluation to rule out other causes of foot pain. ...Read more

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What causes bilateral knee and foot pain?

What causes bilateral knee and foot pain?

It is possible : To have both in a flatfooted person. The more flat the foot the more pressure to the medial knee. ...Read more

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Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Yes : A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it can take many months. ...Read more

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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back.. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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Neuroma (Definition)

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