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My son felt a sharp pain on outside of left side of foot. Pain has been sporadic. No swelling.?

Hard to say. There are many causes of pain in the foot without any apparent trauma. Without knowing more about your boy's health history and getting a look at his tootsie, i'd be misleading you with any specific answers. It's always safest and best to bring it in to a podiatrist, perhaps get an x-ray, and know for certain. Hope your boy feels better and good luck! Read more...
Many possibilities. Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions, musculoskeletal, biomechanical abnormality, and due to neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Read more...

I began to experience left foot pain when walking yesterday. Pain is towards the heel, and is mild. No pain at all when walking up stairs. What to do?

Stretch and massage. Consider massaging the arch and heel. Stretching the foot by pulling toes toward you can also help relieve tension on the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of your feet. I would also recommend proper arch supports in your shoes. Read more...

Looking for some guidance regarding pain in left foot. Pain at tip of 2nd and 3rd toes while walking. No real discomfort elsewhere in toes or foot?

TWO THINGS. I'm assuming no injury/trauma. First, is it the very early signs of a pinched nerve supplying the second and third toes; it's called a neuroma, most commonly affecting the 3rd and 4th toes. Second, if diabetic, is it the very, very early signs of diabetic neuropathy? Those are my thoughts. Sincerely, Dr. Latva. Read more...
Long 2nd & 3rd toes. I have only seen this when the foot exhibits a very specific toe length pattern. Typically, when the 2nd and 3rd toes are longer than the others, the increased length can be a problem with sock sizing and shoes. Walking causes the long toes to flex harder against the bottom of the shoes, especially if hampered by sock pressure. This is not easily solved without a visual examination. Read more...

Severe foot pain that comes and goes, it doesn't swell or go red, just sore to the touch and sore when pressured or walking??

Gout? You may be describing gout, although usually there is some swelling with gout. For a precise diagnosis you must see a physician as there are many possible causes for foot pain. Read more...
Nerve compression... Severe pain that is episodic in nature can be a few different things. It could be the very beginning of a nerve being entrapped near your ankle. You need to think of seeing a specialist to check a few possibilities before things get real bad.... Read more...