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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Robert Purchase
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Amir Khan
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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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Dr. Anne Eglash
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Marybeth Crane
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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Dr. Michael Wynn
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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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Scott Keith
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I have had a stress fracture in my left foot (3rd metatarsal) for 10 weeks. Treatment includes moon boot, crutches and physio. X-rays show slight healing but physio says more healing should have occurred by now. What should I do?

I have had a stress fracture in my left foot (3rd metatarsal) for 10 weeks. Treatment includes moon boot, crutches and physio. X-rays show slight healing but physio says more healing should have occurred by now. What should I do?

More Stimulation.: On what basis was the conclusion made that more healing should have occurred. The main criteria is the amount of pain you are having after 10 weeks. The problem with stress fractures is that many times patients just don't take them serious until too late. If you are still having pain, a bone stimulator may boost your healing potential. This is an easily applied device that may help significantly. ...Read more

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