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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Why does the top of my foot hurt after running?

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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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Foot Pain (Definition)

Pain in feet is a symptom that is fairly common and can be due to a number of causes ranging from ill-fitting shoes to ...Read more


Dr. Dale Vancil
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I've been a runner since 2007, so why does the bottom of my right foot hurt? Is because i'm constantly pounding on it when i'm running? Or what?

Dr. Dale Vancil
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I've been a runner since 2007, so why does the  bottom of my right foot hurt? Is because i'm constantly pounding on it when i'm running? Or what?

Bottom/ large space: The location of your pain needs to be more specific. If it's the ball of the foot consider a neuroma although you are young for this pathology. Ask, why is it just the right? Consider a limb length difference or orthopedic deformity such as crooked toes. Is a callous present? Are you flat-footed? Please submit more detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Doug Mason
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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?

Dr. Doug Mason
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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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Dr. Dr Barry Johnson
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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?

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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?

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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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Many things: Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Widman
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I have foot pain since starting running, why?

Dr. Ronald Widman
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I have foot pain since starting running, why?

Podiatry: Could be plantar fascia. Proper shoes can be helpful per previous doctor answer as well as inserts. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Pettrone
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I get foot pain while running. Should I raise or lower myheel?

Dr. Frank Pettrone
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Usually no: Raise the heel if there is pain under the heel or at the heel attachment of the plantar fascia. If it;s tender there and painful on stretching the foot upwards use a heel lift in the shoe. Ice bath at night is also helpful , forefoot and arch pain perhaps could use an orthotic otc cushion. Make sure there's np more than 250-300 miles on your shoe. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can an over sized running shoe be the cause of my foot pain?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Yes: If shoes are too large you feet will slide around in them and you will not be receiving proper support in the needed areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fox
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Do i need to go see a dr at this point? Hello – can anyone help me with a continuing foot pain i have? I injured it running at the end of july. I’m pretty sure it’s planters fasciitis – pain in heel for a while, then relocated to 2 toes lately (probably j

Dr. Howard Fox
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While : While it's entirely possible to develop plantar fasciitis from an injury, by far, the most common presentation with plantar fasciitis is the slow, gradual onset of pain with no associated trauma. Pain is commonly described as heel pain, worse especially after rest. If you injured your foot back in july and you're still having pain, there is a fair chance you may have broken a bone or tore a ligament. I would therefore say yes, by all means, go get this checked out. I only hope that you haven't waited too long, because if it's been fractured or a ligament torn for all this time and you've been walking on it, the odds of a complete recovery at this point is severely compromised. Please go to either a podiatrist or foot& ankle orthopedist and get checked out. ...Read more

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