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What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

Podiatrist: You can see a podiatrist, a foot specialist. They have the initials dpm at the end of their name. ...Read more

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Plantar Arch (Definition)

The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...Read more


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Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Many possibilities: You could see your primary care doc, podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see? I have an inflammed nerve in my right hip/buttocks area for the last week. It started after a 5 mile run. It now is painfull all the time and twitching, and today I have numbness in my right foot for the first time.

Which type of doctor should I see? I have an inflammed nerve in my right hip/buttocks area for the last week. It started after a 5 mile run. It now is painfull all the time and twitching, and today I have numbness in my right foot for the first time.

It : It is possible that you are experiencing piriformis syndrome from your run. The muscle is deep in the butt cheek and lies over the sciatic nerve.You should be seen to rule out other things but a quick test is to lie down on your back, bend your right leg up so the heel is close to the butt and pull the right knee to your left side. That move pulls on the piriformis muscle stretching it. If that hurts a lot you probably got a spasm in the muscle. If you had a ruptured disk straight leg raising would hurt. ...Read more

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I have a foot cramp (in my arch) that has persisted for 3 days. What can I do to help and what kind of doctor or therapist should I see?

I have a foot cramp (in my arch) that has persisted for 3 days.  What can I do to help and what kind of doctor or therapist should I see?

A podiatrist: deals only with feet and could surely help you. A foot doctor can may sure you have the right kind of shoes and walk correctly, that your electrolytes are normal and can give you exercises to relax your cramp. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Months of discomfort in foot. Point of pain along 5th metatarsal. Hurts if caught or touched etc Doctor did x rays etc and said there's nothing wrong?

Months of discomfort in foot. Point of pain along 5th metatarsal.  Hurts if caught or touched etc Doctor did x rays etc and said there's nothing wrong?

Varies : There are a number of potential causes. Having a normal X-ray of the foot is good to ensure that the bone structures if the foot are OK, but X-rays don't show other structures such as soft tissues. Some considerations include a neuroma, a fibroma, or even a radiculopathy. A detailed exam can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under knee. Went to ER and had blood tests done and doctor said no sign in blood work for blood clot. Feeling discomfort in foot veins?

Sharp pain under knee. Went to ER and had blood tests done and doctor said no sign in blood work for blood clot. Feeling discomfort in foot veins?

Pain under knee: Did they do an ultrasound or CT scan? Diagnosis can also depend on your weight, what is your diet like? What meds are you on? Please let us know to see if you need a more comprehensive work up. ...Read more

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Is my leg cast too tight? I fractured my fibula and tore a ligament near my ankle. Yesterday my doctor repositioned my foot/ bone in preparation to be casted. I didn't experience much pain or discomfort once the cast was set but today I am experiencing a

It : It is very important to keep your leg elevated above the level of your heart to prevent swelling after a reduction and casting since the cast is circumferential and if your foot swells it may cut off circulation. I would keep it elevated and apply ice and if the pain and swelling does not subside or if it worsens i would go to the nearest er and have the cast split or removed. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my foot arch after walking for a long time?

I feel pain on my foot arch after walking for a long time?

Try this: Arch pain, especially after walking, is very common and many times responds to simple arch supports. There are, of course, many other possibilities and many other agents that may affect this area. If simple supports do not help or it does not subside on it's own I would visit a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about foot arch and shin pains?

What can I do about  foot arch and shin pains?

Mechanical support: Arch pain and shin splints are often due to over training and faulty mechanics of your foot. Make sure that you are in a good running shoe that is not worn out. Adding an over the counter arch support such as a spenco arch spport or a spenco orthotic can help as well. ...Read more

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What tpe of doctor do you see for knee and foot problems?

What tpe of doctor do you see for knee and foot problems?

Orthopedic surgeon: You can see an orthopedic surgeon to cover both issues. If each body area requires extreme expertise then seek a sports orthopedic surgeon for knees and foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon for foot. Usually a general orthopedic surgeon or sports surgeon can address both issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

Weak or : Strained arch, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, dehydration, overuse of intrinsic muscles like in swimming. Try walking with an arch support. If pain persists speak to your doc to help with the other possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes visible pulsating/ vibrating in right foot arch?

What causes visible pulsating/ vibrating in right foot arch?

A swollen vessel: There are a network of vessels that criss-cross the foot in the are of the arch. Sometimes if a vessel is engorged (like a swollen vein) a "pulse" can be felt and it may be adjacent to one of the nerves that cross that site. It could cause some vibration sensation as well as some discomfort. Have a podiatrist examine it to determine what is going on. ...Read more