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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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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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There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe. Foot feel plump.?

There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe.
Foot feel plump.?

See a podiatrist: You have a problem and an in person exam can pin point it. A differential diagnosis could include, neuroma, plantar plate tear. Those would be my first two thoughts mainly cause the condition is bilateral. So, a stress fracture or the likes would be less likely. ...Read more

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Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could i do?

Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet.
What home remedy could i do?

Ice: Elevation of feet, proper support of the feet when standing. If pain persists it would be wise to fist a foot doctor and get an actual diagnosis and definitive treatment. By not knowing what you have, you could be potentially worsening your situation. ...Read more

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What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

What causes dark discoloration  spots in right foot.  Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left  in inside center of foot?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

Circulation: There are many circulation problems that can cause leg pain or throbbing or swelling. It shouldn't happen just to a left foot specifically. Have you had any accidents? Fallen? You can start with a foot doctor called a podiatrist. Then, if he doesn't find anything- you can be referred to a phlebology doctor: www.Phlebolgy.Org and put in your zip code. Venous disease causes swelling, cramping too. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

Many things: Not sure from your description exactly where you are talking about but there could be many causes- please give more info. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

Two causes that come: to my mind, without any injury (fall or something heavy falling on the foot or ankle) are Gout or Pseudogout. Others include maybe an insect bite. See your PCP to have a blood test and even some fluid removed from the swollen part might provide an answer(Dx). ...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 causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more