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When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

Common problem: You have poor body mechanics and your musculature need retraining. I imagine you have abused your back. Check with your family physician and get a referral to a physiotherapist. You will be amazed at the positive change. ...Read more

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I accidentally kicked a bed post with my left foot. It's bruised and hurts a lot. Need an x-ray?

I accidentally kicked a bed post with my left foot. It's bruised and hurts a lot. Need an x-ray?

Depends: If the bruising and pain are limited to the toes, then probably not. Most toe fractures are treated with a hard soled shoe. If there is obvious deformity of the toes, get it checked out. It the pain and bruising extends into the main portion of the foot, then yes, see a doctor. Finally, if there is any doubt, get it checked out. Sometimes the best thing doctors provide is peace of mind. ...Read more

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My left foot has been swollen for about 2 months. My doctor X-ray itt, no problem. Some pain but not too bad. I am not diabetic. What could it be?

My left foot has been swollen for about 2 months. My doctor X-ray itt, no problem. Some pain but not too bad. I am not diabetic. What could it be?

Get more studies: You could possibly have a stress fracture that may not show up on an xray. Other explanations include possible mild arthritis, nerve injury, inflammation of a joint or tendon. The location of your pain may guide your physician in determining the problem. Nevertheless, an MRI can be helpful to diagnose your problem. Please see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have my left foot swollen for about 6 months no apparently reason. X-ray, nuclear test, doppler and finally MRI doesn't show anything. Need help!

I have my left foot swollen for about 6 months no apparently reason. X-ray, nuclear test, doppler and finally MRI doesn't show anything. Need help!

Unilateral foot: Swelling? I assume it is not painful. It could be lymphedema, caused by anything that interrupts lymph drainage from the foot. If you are diabetic, you could have decreased sensation in the foot and traumatize it repeatedly without knowing, condition called charcot's foot. But not likely with normal mri, which is a very accurate imaging test. I am stumped, sorry. ...Read more

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For 12 months it hurts to walk or bare a lot of weight on left foot. X-ray shows torn ligaments a bit of bone chipped on crutches. What now?

For 12 months it hurts to walk or bare a lot of weight on left foot. X-ray shows torn ligaments a bit of bone chipped on crutches. What now?

Rest: Torn ligaments and chipped bone usually takes a good 6-8 weeks of rest to calm down. Then physical therapy and perhaps an orthotic. If rest doesn't do it then surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms. Go over your MRI with a foot and ankle surgeon for more specific treatment plan. ...Read more

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Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Best to be seen: If you cannot walk after having this happen, I suggest being seen again. It is possible that you have a fracture that cannot be seen on a plain xray. It is not uncommon to find a fracture on an MRI that cannot be seen on plain xray. Hearing a crunch sound and not being able to walk are good clues of a possible fracture. I suggest elevation, rest, and crutches for now to prevent weight bearing. ...Read more

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I have severe on side of left foot and underneath for past six weeks two x-rays show nothing any ideas it is worse after I have exercised on it?

I have severe on side of left foot and underneath for past six weeks two x-rays show nothing any ideas it is worse after I have exercised on it?

Side of foot pain: There are a multitude of conditions, that can cause this pain, tendonitis, stress fracture, entrapped nerves, muscle trauma, capsulitis, etc... And x-rays will not reveal any of these....See a specialist. Further testing such as an MRI or ultrasound may help. ...Read more

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My left foot on the Inside of the foot Is so painful I can hardly walk. What can I do. My ultrasound and xray is 2 days I can't stand the pain?

ER/Urgent Care: If the pain is that severe, than I would recommend going to an ER or urgent care center and having the xray at least done. You don't mention if there was an injury, but if there was iit could be a fracture. ...Read more

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. My left foot inside arch Is Incredibly painful and has been for weeks Doctors giving me an xray and ultrasound in 3 days. Help can't take the pain?

. My left foot inside arch Is Incredibly painful and has been for weeks Doctors giving me an xray and ultrasound in 3 days. Help can't take the pain?

L foot/ankle pain: It sounds like this pain has been persistent, not an acute injury. It may be some sort of tendinitis from muscle overuse. Are you flat footed? That could play a role with pain in the arch. ...Read more

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Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Phlebolith: Is a tiny bruise or bleeding spot that has healed and over time became hard as a rock ("litho"). It is mineralized and most often contains traces of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. These phleboliths most often will not change or go away, and remains as a small nuisance. If it causes problems, then see a foot surgeon. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Waiting on xray and ultrasound on left foot. I don't have fallen arches or flat feet but am In extreme pain what can In do. Taking nurofen. Help pls?

Waiting on xray and ultrasound on left foot. I don't have fallen arches or flat feet but am In extreme pain what can In do. Taking nurofen. Help pls?

Review studies: Review your current studies. If there is not an answer ask for an MRI and be reviewed by a podiatrist. All the best. Painful feet are the worst, ...Read more

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June left foot numb then calf, knee thigh and 2 months arm did mri xray, bugling disc on right side pain getting worse and numbness spreading why?

Cervical disc: Not unusual for patients in their 50-60s to have wear of their discs in both neck and low back which as they wear produces narrowing of the bony tunnels leading away from the spinal cord., When this occurs the nerves in both the neck and low back become pinched, This can lead to pain, numbness and tingling, weakness So this is not a case of spreading, Rather it's a process occurring simultaneo ...Read more

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Swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. Now swollen up to knee. Tight skin. Red. Not warm. Blood test, xray & pulse all normal. Ideas?

Swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. Now swollen up to knee. Tight skin. Red. Not warm. Blood test, xray & pulse all normal. Ideas?

Need US of veins: Should see doc to have a Ultrasound of veins as a blood clog is the prime concern. If no clot, then severe lymph or venous insufficiency or infection. ...Read more

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Had car accident 3 yrs ago left with bad sting pain on left side of foot, had X-ray nothing showed any suggestions thanks?

MRI: Plain x-ray gives good diagnostic information about bones but for more subtle issues like ligaments, MRI is a better imaging type.
Keeping an open mind about the diagnosis is important. This could be nerve-related e.g. reflex sympathetic dystrophy or referred pain from your lower back.
if your GP has not found an answer then seeking a review from an orthopaedic surgeon may be warranted. ...Read more

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By this day its 1 month I got injured in bike accident, in that left feet injured, we took x.Ray but its not fractured but still its swelling and un?

By this day its 1 month I got injured in bike accident, in that left feet injured, we took x.Ray but its not fractured but still its swelling and un?

Injury: Although initial x-rays can be seen as "normal", if pain and swelling continue there may be pathology still present. There could be ligament disruption or bone contusion not seen on x-rays. Also swelling in tendons or joint inflammation may also be present but not seen on x-ray. ...Read more

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X-ray bilateral feet a tiny calcification is present adjacent to the lateral aspect of the 4th metatarsal head, and a small left plantar calcaneal spur. No other abnormality. Could you please tell me what this all mean. Thank you so much.?

X-ray bilateral feet a tiny calcification is present adjacent to the lateral aspect of the 4th metatarsal head, and a small left plantar calcaneal spur. No other abnormality. Could you please tell me what this all mean. Thank you so much.?

Typical findings.: It describes an accessory bone near the metatarsal head, which is almost always of little consequence. The small plantar spur that is found in many patients and may or may not ever be of consequence. The issue is whether or not these symptoms are somehow linked to any symptoms. It would be interesting to know why the x-ray was taken in the first place. ...Read more

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Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs. X-ray does not show fracture, however foot doesn't plantar flex.?

Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs. X-ray does not show fracture, however foot doesn't plantar flex.?

Don't wait.: I suggest you see a foot and ankle specialist ASAP. A directed ankle evaluation is needed to determine the nature of the lack of plantiflexion. The X-rays only show possible bony damage. Lack of motion can be from bone, muscle and tendon or even edema. The range of motion of the ankle joint needs to be assessed and this is best accomplished by a specialist that familiar with the anatomy. ...Read more

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Pain in my left ankle inner bone and travels under my foot throbbing pain making it hard for me to walk u coldness X-ray and blood tests done nothin?

Pain in my left ankle inner bone and travels under my foot throbbing pain making it hard for me to walk u coldness X-ray and blood tests done nothin?

Plantar Fasciitis?: If the pain is worse in the morning, making it difficult to walk, and is better after walking on it awhile or stretching out your calves, it might be plantar fasciitis. If you are a runner or participate in sports that require running or jumping, such as basketball, volleyball, or tennis, then plantar fasciitis is a good bet. Check with your orthopedic surgeon to make sure it isn't something worse. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when I twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?

I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when I twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?

You may: Have a soft tissue injury, like a torn extensor hood apparatus, tissue which holds the tendon down and so you may be hearing the extensor tendon moving out of place. A dynamic ultrasound or MRI can confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left foot/ankle gets swollen. I sprained it about 3yrs ago and it has not been back to normal. I have done ex-rays many times and it shows no clot.

My left foot/ankle gets swollen. I sprained it about 3yrs ago and it has not been back to normal. I have done ex-rays many times and it shows no clot.

Orthopaedics: Don't worry you'll be okay. You should see an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle. You may or may not have torn some ligaments in your ankle, if you have trauma history and instability or pain there could even be an undetected fracture. A full history and exam is needed because if you have unilateral leg swelling DVT or other diagnoses need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did X ray on L ankle. It's written on the film "weight bearing", but I was putting all my weight on R leg, not left. Does X ray need to be retaken?

Did X ray on L ankle. It's written on the film "weight bearing", but I was putting all my weight on R leg, not left. Does X ray need to be retaken?

Maybe: Depends on your injury. Many times weight-bearing films can be helpful, but not always necessary. There are subtle findings in non-weight-bearing films that can indicate instability without requiring a weight-bearing film. Also, there is some question how accurate these films are because most people, like yourself, don't put full weight down secondary to pain. ...Read more

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Pain under left ankle, for approx 1year hurts walking - bone X-ray was ok, what is this, thanks for any help!

Pain under left ankle, for approx 1year hurts walking - bone X-ray was ok, what is this, thanks for any help!

? tendonitis: Some soft tissue problems like chronic tendonitis do not show up on conventional xrays. Perhaps with such a chronic symptom you shoud see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and he or she will decide whether an MRI would shed any light on the diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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I am 16. I have had a swollen left ankle for 5ys. It comes and goes but I have noticed that when I drink water it swells up even more. X ray was clear?

I am 16. I have had a swollen left ankle for 5ys. It comes and goes but I have noticed that when I drink water it swells up even more. X ray was clear?

Previous Injury?: Hello,
Five years is a long time to be suffering from this. Its time to get advanced imagining to find out what chronic pathology is causing the ankle effusion. There could be cartilage/soft tissue damage long standing. Consult a podiatrist or orthopedist. One may also wonder about lymph edema and its role in causing this. Feel Better! ...Read more