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What Causes Pain And Swelling In Left Instep Of Foot
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
What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?
Pain tingling in calf and pain in arch of foot. Numbness in Achilles. Slight swelling at base of calf muscle in right leg. Any ideas what's wrong?
Calf pain: can be several things: 1. tingling and numbness usually represent nerve pain - the sural nerve runs behind the calf muscle and could be pinched 2. the pain in the arch could be tednonitis - the posterior tibial tendon - when injured it can cause deep calf soreness and arch pain especially behind the ankle area. 3. tarsal tunnel syndrome I would suggest you see a Podiatrist or Foot & Ankle doctor ...Read more
Go to the ER: Calf pain with related numbness below can be a serious sign. You should probably go to the er to make sure you don't have a DVT (blood clot.) another possible serious diagnosis is peripheral arterial disease (pad) in which the pain and numbness are the result of the circulation being cut off. Of course many causes can be benign, but you need to rule out the serious causes first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one i would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then i would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Some sort of : Inflammation. In the back of the heel it can be achilles tendonitis, on the bottom, plantar fasciitis. Those are two of the most common causes, but if you've experienced some sort of injury, as in a fall from a height, there can be others. Have it checked out by a podiatrist to be sure. ...Read more
Heel pain: There are many causes of this pain. Your best first course of action is to see your podiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis and treatment plan. Then you will know and someone will start to help you feel better . ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/foot ankle. ...Read more
Heel pain: People usually describe pain in one of two places as "heel pain". Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may be achilles tendonitis. Please let me know if you have any further questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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