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Pain in the 5th metatarsal region of right foot. Pain comes in waves 5-10minutes apart whether I apply pressure to foot or not. No swelling ?

Pain in the 5th metatarsal region of right foot. Pain comes in waves 5-10minutes apart whether I apply pressure to foot or not. No swelling ?

Foot pain: this could possibly be a stress fracture, or metatarsalgia. I fis continues to bother you i would suggest being seen sooner than later. in the meantiime you can try a metatarsal pad and a good anti inflaatory ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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Left foot pain intermittently for 2 1/2months in my mid foot around the 4th metatarsal.It's a deep aching feeling, sometimes sharp.Not relieved w RICE?

Left foot pain intermittently for 2 1/2months in my mid foot around the 4th metatarsal.It's a deep aching feeling, sometimes sharp.Not relieved w RICE?

Meet Dr. Morton.: Rice, when used appropriately, can help to minimize the acuteness of an injury and speed the recovery process. It could be that your condition is not one of those conditions. A sometimes deep aching and sometimes sharp pain in the 4th metatarsal region is classic for a neurofibroma. Some more possibilities are also possible. This is easily verified by a foot specialist. Treatment can vary. ...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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Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. weight bearing hurts?

Morton's neuroma: It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. ...Read more

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After being kicked in the ankle going for the soccer ball my ankle/foot hurt it is slightly swollen but no bruising is it broken thank you?

After being kicked in the ankle going for the soccer ball my ankle/foot hurt it is slightly swollen but no bruising is it broken thank you?

Can't tell: We can't tell 100% without an x-ray. If it is only swollen a little, you can bear weight and there is no bruising it is unlikely that there is a fractured bone. The only way to be sure is to have an x-ray done. ...Read more

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What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.

What size ball....: Issues of "chronic" pain cannot be easily resolved without first discovering the history and true nature of the pain and it's chronicity. The ball of the foot means different things to different people. Does it involve just the first metatarsal or all five. A thorough back and forth type consultation would be the best way get to the nitty gritty of your pain. ...Read more

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What could cause foot pain behind the ball of my foot that flares up sometimes when at rest and sometimes while walking? (woman, 27)

What could cause foot pain behind the ball of my foot that flares up sometimes when at rest and sometimes while walking? (woman, 27)

Nerve pain: It sounds like you may be developing a neuroma which is inflamation of the nerve between the toes and at the ball of the foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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