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Why Is There A Sharp Pain Right In The Middle Of My Foot
Sometimes I have sharp pain right in the middle to the front of my foot, it hurts as those there is a piece of bone rubbing under my foot, what is it?
Rule out neuroma: If there is sharp radiating pain in the ball of the foot near the base of the third and fourth toe this could be a neuroma. A neuroma would also feel worse with tight dress shoes and most people notice relief when they take their shoes off and rub the area. Your podiatrist would easily check for a mulder's sign. ...Read more
Arch pain: There may be a number of reasons to why you are getting pain in your feet. One of the most likely is that you are not getting enough arch support! This occurs when the shoegear (or lack there of) does not stabilize/support your foot joints. This allows you to overpronate and decrease your arch. You can help prevent and improve this pain with good tennis shoes and a podiatry referral. ...Read more
Pain inside of foot: There may be a number of reasons for pain on the inner part of your foot. Injury to joints could cause pain. There may also be injury to ligaments and tendons. Some of the more common problems are posterior tibial pain, fascial pain, and joint pain. Please see a local podiatrist to have it checked out. ...Read more
Where is the pain?: You need to more specific. If the sharp pain is in the heel it could be plantar fasciitis. If in the ball of the foot, metatarsalgia or stress fracture. It could be anything! You need to tell your doctor where and when you get the pain, wether you injured it etc. And then you can get better answers. ...Read more
Walk on your hands:
Not really, see a podiatrist for evaluation
sharp pain is never normal. ...Read more
Been experiencing a sharp pain inside my foot when I push on it. Doesn't bother me day to day, but hasn't gone away after a few months. Thoughts?
NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Need you to: To be more specific of precisely where on the foot. ...Read more
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
Small reddish-purple area and sharp pain in my foot, seems as if something is in there but can't see a splinter or anything! Worried! : (?
Need more informatio: Unfortunately you have not indicated which toe it is or if it when you stretch all your toes. The pain may be simply from overstretching the toe. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
1. Get an x-xray
2. See podiatrist
3. Get treatment that's not normal. ...Read more
I'm having a sharp pain at the top of my foot and it spreads to below my knee it doesn't feel very well not sure what it is. What could it be?
Sharp foot pain: Depending on the location of the pain, there are several conditions in the foot that will cause a radiating type pain that goes up the leg. If x-ray of the foot is negative for a fracture and no direct injury is known, there is a good chance this may be a neuroma. This is a condition where the nerve between the long bones of the foot called the metatarsals becomes pinched resulting. Inflammation. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Achilles area pain often is tendonitis. If the tendon is tender to the touch, esp. More than the opposite side, then it's probably the Achilles. Consider causes (exercise, poor footwear, etc.) and try to avoid exacerbating factors. Rest, ice, a short-course of NSAIDs, better shoes would be considerations. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Possibly nerve: The sharp pain sensation can be the result of a nerve that is being irritated in the arch area and/or the result of a ligament/tendon that may be pulled while you bear weight. This is something you want to see a foot specialist for in order to have your foot checked, gait evaluated and shoes checked. Don't run through it, not checking it could eventually slow you down. ...Read more