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Why would the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet hurt when I wake up in the morning?

Why would the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet hurt when I wake up in the morning?

There are lots of: Potential causes. On thought that comes to mind is to make sure you don't have diabetes. People with diabetes can have what is called neuropathy from deposition of the sugar onto the nerves and its resultant damage. Best to get a full physical exam and routine labs with your internist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do the top of feet hurt even to the touch?

Nerve pain: First check to see if you are diabetic and if you have a condition referred to as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This may be the underlying cause. Other reasons may be due to tight fitting shoes, and compression of sensory nerves on the top of the feet. Circulation is another issue to investigate. Another condition is referred to as neuralgia or even fibromyalgia. Nerve studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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Why do the bones on the top of feet hurt for no reason?

Why do the bones on the top of feet hurt for no reason?

They don't: Bones on top of foot do not hurt for no reason. There has to be a reason. There could be the beginning of a stress fracture. It could be from tendonitis. It could be overuse of some other type or could be from an injury such as dropping something on foot but not remembering that you did so. If last over 2 or 3 days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Lately foot pain in TOP of feet just below toes, especially after sitting for a while. Also noticed heels that usually comfy hurt to wear now. Why?

Lately foot pain in TOP of feet just below toes, especially after sitting for a while. Also noticed heels that usually comfy hurt to wear now. Why?

Rule out fracture: you need to have a 3 view x-ray of your foot and possibly see a podiatrist to advice you on orthotic devices. I recommend to stay off heels for now and wear comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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I have foot pain on the outer part between my pinky toe and my heel and back to my ankle. Worse with rest. I wake up in the morning limping.

Possible tendonitis.: It sounds like you are describing the route of a tendon or two. Early morning pain or resting pain may describe an inflammation. You need to have the area examined and appropriate measures taken to change the direction this is heading. ...Read more

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When i wake up in morning or sit for a long period of time. When i go to walk my feet hurt and it hurts to walki right away. Why is that?

Plantar fasciitis?: Pain in the heel or arch after periods of rest is a classical history for plantar fasciitis. Try ice and stretching in conjunction with anti-inflammatories like Motrin or alleve. If your symptoms don't subside see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I fell weird and now I have top of foot pain?

I fell weird and now I have top of foot pain?

RICE: Rest, ice elevate and compress, if not improving in 24 hours see a podiatrist for an xray and exam. ...Read more

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Chronic top of foot pain, MRI negative, dr doesn't seem to know but wants me to do more pt.This hasn't helped and it's costly. Second opinion?

Chronic top of foot pain, MRI negative, dr doesn't seem to know but wants me to do more pt.This hasn't helped and it's costly. Second opinion?

Possible neuritis: There are not many structures on the top of the foot other than skin, fat, tendons, few small muscles ligaments and the underlying joints and bones. Nri's poorly visualize nerves since they are small at the level of the foot. If the pain shoots or radiates or tjhe area tingles when u tap where it hurts it is possibly a nerve problem. Seek another opinion with a foot specials. ...Read more

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I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

Probably: Mri is excellent for evaluating the tendons of the body. Even mild abnormalities are usually visible. Normally, the tendons look black and have smooth contours. Abnormal tendons may be thick or may have fluid in or around them. This shows up very well on an mri. The MRI also gets a very good look at bones, cartilage and ligaments, so there is a good chance of finding your problem. ...Read more

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Top of foot pain,worse with light activity.Shoes roomy.Running barefoot feels good.Have to remove socks at work.Squeezing midfoot causes pain?

Need more info: Sounds more like neuroma pain with the shoe part as well as the squeezing of the foot, but not where the pain is. Neuroma pain occurs around the toes underneath. Sounds like some kind of nerve compression somewhere. Have it checked ...Read more

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Chronic top of foot pain following excess standing. Post walking/running pain. Mri neg. For stress fx or tendonitis. No obvious dx. Ideas?

Chronic top of foot pain following excess standing. Post walking/running pain. Mri neg. For stress fx or tendonitis. No obvious dx.   Ideas?

Probably Tendonitis: Even though your mris were negative, low grade tendonitis of the extensor tendons on the top of the feet can be negative on mris. If the top of your foot hurts to pull your toes up and/or down, probably 95% chance of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Pain in left foot,balloffoot, top of foot near toes, arch of foot pain.pain left side of karf.its been like this for a month, hard to walk.whats this?

Pain in left foot,balloffoot, top of foot near toes, arch of foot pain.pain left side of karf.its been like this for a month, hard to walk.whats this?

Stop Playing around.: Sounds like there's a whole lot going on here. Any one of the areas of pain could be the problem and compensation causing the rest. Could be soft tissue or bone or both. Your best bet is to have it examined to eliminate the possibilities. My guess is that you will need a cam walker of stabilize the foot for a while. ...Read more

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Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Terrible foot pain on top of foot went to see an orthopedic. Doctor bought some inserts but they are not helping sometimes I have to drag my foot feels like the bones in my foot are coming apart please help?

Nerve problem: This is probaby due to a pinched nerve in the top of the foot or a severe tedonitis causing weakness to the foot and preventing the foot from being able to be lifted. Please see your podiatrist right away, before this progressess. ...Read more

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