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Why do I still feel pain in my foot after having my foot amputated?

Why do I still feel pain in my foot after having my foot amputated?

Phantom Limb Pain: After amputation, nerves that were cut continue to send signals to the brain. The brain interprets these signals as pain in an extremity even if the extremity has been amputated. This normally resolves on its own over time. A pain management doctor may be able to help if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how i solve this

I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how i solve this

Sciatica: Go to your doctor and have an evaluation with an emg. It can detect if there is some nerve compression either from the back area or from the leg area. ...Read more

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I hurt my foot I have constant pain in my foot I can't walk on it and have pins and needles in my toes there is no swelling ?

I hurt my foot I have constant pain in my foot I can't walk on it and have pins and needles in my toes there is no swelling ?

Foot pain: Your feet may feel pain after an injury. It is normal to feel less pain as the days pass. Prolonged pain may be due to an undiagnosed condition. I would recommend you see a doctor for a full workup and possibly get some xrays. ...Read more

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Why do I get a slight pain in my foot arch when I stop running?

Why do I get a slight pain in my foot arch when I stop running?

Plantar fascia: Strain of the arch or plantar fascia may have occurred. Pain can be treated with ice but you may need to see a foot specialist for a biomechanical evaluation and orthotics. ...Read more

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I have an arch in my foot but still feel pain in my ankles and knees when i run. Any advice/suggestions?

I have an arch in my foot but still feel pain in my ankles and knees when i run. Any advice/suggestions?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my ankles but why am i getting pain and burning feeling under my heels when i stand and walk?

I have arthritis  in my ankles but why am  i getting pain and burning  feeling under my heels when i stand and walk?

Foot pain: Sounds like you may have other issues on top of ankle arthritis. Burning pain can be from several reasons, nerve impingement, neuropathy or nerve damage, back issues, etc. Heel pain could be from plantar fasciitis and this inflamed ligament can also cause swelling around the plantar nerves of the foot. See a foot doctor for a full evaluation. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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I have little pain in my calf when walking and bending my foot. I had this for 5 days, what should I do?

See your doctor.: You describe a little pain. Are the veins in your calf swollen and purple looking? Is there swelling of that leg? If so, please be seen today for evaluation, you might have a blood clot in the leg which needs treatment asap. However, if no swelling, redness, or vein swelling, it should be okay to wait until tomorrow if the pain is light. Be well. ...Read more

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I have pain on my feet when ever I do more walking mostly in my right foot.

I have pain on my feet when ever I do more walking mostly in my right foot.

Many causes: Foot pain can be from a whole list of things. Most common is poorly supportive shoes and too much, too soon. I would visit my favorite podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot. What's wrong?

I have been running recently, and now when I bend/flex my big toe I get a tingling pain in my foot.  What's wrong?

Local nerve: trauma? Dear ErikD, I wonder if your sneaker is rubbing your toe in the area where the nerve run. sometimes, tight shoes can cause this or frequent small traumas to the area when running. You might want to change sneakers or protect the area better. Dr. C ...Read more

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I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes. These are phantom sensations or pain. They are very common soon after an amputation and can persist sometimes years after. Most often they die down with time. People who had a lot of pain just prior to the amputation are more likely to experience phantom pain. ...Read more

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I am having numbness in my left arm and the back of my left knee is extremely painful but only when i get up and when i walk. I 62, diabetic, ?

I am having numbness in my left arm and the back of my left knee is extremely painful but only when i get up and when i walk.  I 62, diabetic, ?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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2 nights ago i had very strong pain in my ankle, now 3 of my toes are numb and i feel a constant pressure in my calf, ankle foot.?

2 nights ago i had very strong pain in my ankle, now 3 of my toes are numb and i feel a constant pressure in my calf, ankle foot.?

See a podiatrist: It sounds like you may have twisted your ankle and have swelling with pressure on the nerve. See a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my feet first it started with my right now it's both. Burning toes, sharp shooting pain has moved to my heals. I am not diabetic.

Foot pain: There are multiple various causes of foot pain besides diabetes. Plantar fasciitis is one of them. The pain is usually in the heel area radiating to the front of the foot. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common one but is less likely at your age unless you have certain conditions. I would have your doc consult with you as it would be easier to determine cause this way. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my knee 6 weeks after surgery?

Why do I have pain in my knee 6 weeks after surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of surgery performed. With any knee surgery it is not uncommon to have discomfort for several weeks. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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When I put pressure on my right foot, why do I get a tight/shooting pain in my leg?

When I put pressure on my right foot, why do I get a tight/shooting pain in my leg?

Nerve impingement?: An impinged long nerve in your foot, when pressed could cause your symptoms of nerve pain running up your leg. The source of impingement is the question: could be a cyst, a swollen ligament or tendon, a bone spur, or a calcification. You need to get your PCP to take a look and refer you to an orthopedist for evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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Why dont I have a knee reflex in my right leg but I do in my left?

Why dont I have a knee reflex in my right leg but I do in my left?

IDK: Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you walk normal? If so, the reflex should be there. Sometimes can be harder to illicit reflex on one side in doctors office by hitting ligament/tendon just right. If you haven't seen doctor, have him/her check it out. ...Read more

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