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What can cause the arch in foot to hurt when i curl my toes or push off on the ball of my foot?

What can cause the arch in foot to hurt when i curl my toes or push off on the ball of my foot?

Strain: With curling toes or push off you are using your foot muscles, it sounds like you are over using these muscles, slow down and wear shoes that provide some arch support. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on the inner edge of the ball of your foot?

What could cause pain on the inner edge of the ball of your foot?

Different things: It could be arthritis, gout, tendonitis, a bunion forming, or just an infection/inflammation. If you are having a lot of pain you should have it checked out by your doctor so that whatever is going on can be treated. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and i thought my

What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot.  Touching it  does not give off any  heat on my hand.  I was driving the other day when it started burning and i thought my

Neuroma: Burning in the ball of the foot is indicative of a neuroma, inflamed nerve from irritation from tight and narrow shoes or trauma to forefoot. Treatment usually is reducing the swelling in the nerve: ice, elevating the foot, Motrin or even a steroid injection into the swollen nerve in the foot. An x-ray can be taken to rule out stress fracture. Burning can also be neuropathy if you have diabetes. ...Read more

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My son jumped off an i door jungle gym and the ball of his bottom foot hurt, is there symptoms i should look for if it is broken?

My son jumped off an i door jungle gym and the ball of his bottom foot hurt, is there symptoms i should look for if it is broken?

Foot Injury: Unless you have X-ray vision like Superman or it is obviously deformed, there is no way to tell unless it is examined and X-rayed. I have seen injuries that have massive bruising and swelling and no break. I also have seen injuries with almost no swelling or bruising that are broken. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What could be the cause of pain in the foot on the bottom near the ball of my feet?

What could be the cause of pain in the foot on the bottom near the ball of my feet?

Metatarsalgia: Pain at the ball of the foot near the base of the toes may be secondary to several causes. The more common reasons include metatarsalgia, stress fractures, mortons neuroma, synovitis, tendinitis, sesmoiditis, and or referred pain. Please see your doctor if symptoms persist to help identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What can cause pain in ball of foot?

Many things: Without specifics it is tough to say. There are many things that cause foot pain. Fractures, nerve entrapment, sprains/strains, bone tumors, infections... The most common cause in my office is inflammation of the joints. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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