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Doctor insights on: Why Does The Ball Of My Foot Hurt

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more


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For what reasons might the outside lining of my foot hurt?

For what reasons might the outside lining of my foot hurt?

Unclear whatis : Meant by "outside lining" but i would rule out peroneal tendonopathy, stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Sometimes in cases like this when there is no definitive diagnosis and an MRI is ordered the results reveal "bone marrow edema" which is not a fracture but often the step before a fracture. ...Read more

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Why does my foot hurt so bad whenever i bend it? What could be wrong?

Foot pain: Many things can cause foot pain. You might be suffering from a type of arthritis which could explain the pain during motion. I would suggest evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Should my foot hurt after almost a week since being stepped on by somebody else?

Should my foot hurt after almost a week since being stepped on by somebody else?

Stepped: Usually not. But, if it was hard enough, you may have an injury needing attention by a podiatrist or your pcp. It may be just a contusion (blunt injury) with residual pain. If it continues the same for another week and you can't walk on it, get some help. Try ice and rest. You might want to try some Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin also to decrease the soreness due to the injury. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my foot hurt i don t have to move it just relaxing and pain shoots through the top of my foot?

Why does the top of my foot hurt i don t have to move it just relaxing and pain shoots through the top of my foot?

Arch problem: The pain can be caused by a biomechanical fault. You need x-rays to address your problem. Your foot is pronating and this could cause pain from over compensation. ...Read more

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Why does the outside of my foot hurt after walking?

Why does the outside of my foot hurt after walking?

Foot Pain: The side of your foot could hurt for multiple reasons... Examples are tendonitis, capsulitis, tailors bunion etc. To find out which problem it is see a specialist, and get some x-rays. Only then will you know how to resolve it. ...Read more

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If im 30 and taking levoflaxin experiencing foot pain is it coincidence? I have not hurt my foot just woke up this way.

If im 30 and taking levoflaxin experiencing foot pain is it coincidence? I have not hurt my foot just woke up this way.

Check with Doctor: If you were prescribed a medication and are having any potential side effects, it is best to check in with the prescribing doctor. That way, if he or she feels that the medication needs to be stopped, they can also start you on a replacement as this is an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my foot hurt after running?

Why does the top of my foot hurt after running?

Tendinitis: There are a couple of major tendons that run across the top of our feet, that can become strained fromo running. Ice, stretch and take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication if you can. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain in the top of my foot. Mostly when i wake or after resting or when im bare foot. Had for 3 months +. Hurts, Makes me limp.

I am experiencing foot pain in the top of my foot. Mostly when i wake or after resting or when im bare foot. Had for 3 months +. Hurts, Makes me limp.

Varies: There are a number of potential cause including inflammatory, arthritic, and posttraumatic causes. There are a number of small joints, tendons, and nerves in the area. Don't hesitate to see a foot specialist for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high arch and my foot hurt when it is lifted of the floor?

May have plantar: Fasciitis. Does it hurt in the morning as well? You should see a podiatrist for an actual diagnosis and for inserts to provide better arch support. This could also be causing some of your back pain. Avoid wearing high heels. Arch support will be most important along with podiatrist visit, but you could try freezing a gold ball or water bottle and placing on the ground, massaging bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Why does my foot hurt under the big toe?

Big toe pain: There two small bones located below the big toe joint area called sesamoids, something they can get inflamed . See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my foot hurt when walking but not dancing?

Why does my foot hurt when walking but not dancing?

Complex: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing where you having pain when walking and what types of shoes you are wearing when walking and dancing. ...Read more

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Possible reason why the arch and inside of my foot hurt so bad?

Possible reason why the arch and inside of my foot hurt so bad?

Soft tissue injury: Common pathologies for arch pain, particularly on the inside of the foot are plantar fasciitis and posterior tibial tendonitis. See a podiatrist to have an examination and have options for treatments. ...Read more

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Why does the side of my foot hurt when I flex my big toe a certain way?

Why does the side of my foot hurt when I flex my big toe a certain way?

I only know : Of one way to flex a toe and that would be downward. I am not sure what you mean by a certain way... Having said that the flexor tendon can be putting pressure on a nerve or something and you may be getting referred pain.... ...Read more

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What would make my left foot hurt so bad when I have walked on it for a little while? My foot hurts with sharp pain in the middle of the inside of my foot. I can not stand to apply pressure to my foot. It hurts like this every time I have been up like

What would make my left foot hurt so bad when I have walked on it for a little while? My foot hurts with sharp pain in the middle of the inside of my foot.  I can not stand to apply pressure to my foot.   It hurts like this every time I have been up like

Plantar fascitis: Sounds like classic plantar fascists. You can try calf raises to stretch and warm epson salt soaks to help with the pain and swelling. If it persisits see your pcp, they may can inject it for you or refer you to a podiatrist for further care. ...Read more

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Is back surgery for a trapped nerve dangerous. Will my foot pain go away. I have a chronic damaged s1and s2 nerve. Foot hurts when standing?

Is back surgery for a trapped nerve dangerous. Will my foot pain go away. I have a chronic damaged s1and s2 nerve. Foot hurts when standing?

Back surgery: There is risk with all surgery and certainly true when surgery is performed near your spinal nerves. The decision to move forward with surgery should only come after extensive discussion with your neurosurgeon, clearly outlining risks versus potential benefits. When the risk not having surgery becomes greater than risk of the surgery itself, it is time to move forward. ...Read more