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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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?

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. Vikram Patel
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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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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. Jeffrey Kass
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I was running through a field when I stepped in a hole and rolled my ankle. Now the top of my foot hurts badly especially when I stand or walk on it?

I was running through a field when I stepped in a hole and rolled my ankle. Now the top of my foot hurts badly especially when I stand or walk on it?

You definitively : Should see a foot and ankle doc you need xrays and clinical exam. You need to rule out presence degree of sprain and rule out any fractures. ...Read more

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