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

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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...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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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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Why does my foot hurt bad after it got the ingrown toenail removed by a doctor befour the nail even grew all the way back a sharp pain?

Why does my foot hurt bad after it got the ingrown toenail removed by a doctor befour the nail even grew all the way back a sharp pain?

Follow up: With the doctor who performed the procedure. Sometimes, there may be a piece of nail that was not removed, other times a cyst may of developed where the procedure was performed. ...Read more

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Not sure what I did to my foot but I have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should I do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Not sure what I did to my foot but I have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should I do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Heel pain: If no history of injury, it might be inflammation of the fascia in the bottom of the foot. If there was injury associated with it need to rule out sprain or fracture of little bones in the foot ...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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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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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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The bottom of my foot hurt what could it be?

The bottom of my foot hurt what could it be?

Be more specific: Can you be more specific; ball of the foot, arch, heel? When does it happen? ...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 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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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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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 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 right foot hurt when I flex it? It's not the angel it's the top of my foot and it's also painful when I walk?

Why does my right foot hurt when I flex it? It's not the angel it's the top of my foot and it's also painful when I walk?

Possibly tendonitis: Or a stress fracture or....See your doctor for an evaluation. In the meantime ice the foot. ...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

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Why does your foot hurt when going upstairs if you have ligament torn? What treatment would you recommend? I have have my foot wrapped by podaristist

Why does your foot hurt when going upstairs if you have ligament torn? What treatment would you recommend? I have have my foot wrapped by podaristist

Which ligament?: Likely, if there is pain, it is because the ligament in question is being stressed when going up the stairs. Ideally, you want it to be under "zero tension". Cam walker boots are usually excellent at achieving this goal. Wrappings, bracing etc are also all viable alternatives. If your still feeling pain though you may need a better form of immobilization. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when I walk sometimes?

Too general: A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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After radiation treatment for cancer im having real bad foot pain. I'm not diabetic but its really sore even if im off my foot the pain is the same. Could it be nerves? What should I do

After radiation treatment for cancer im having real bad foot pain. I'm not diabetic but its really sore even if im off my foot the pain is the same. Could it be nerves? What should I do

Consult your doctor: This could be nerve damage, there are some medicines like Neurontin (gabapentin) and many topicals that could relieve your pain. Consult your physisian to see what would worlk best for you. ...Read more