Foot Pain

Foot pain can be present anywhere on foot, as the soles, arches, heels, or toes. Improperly fitting shoes, obesity, sprain, fracture, foot corn, callus, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, diabetic foot, etc., are some causes of foot pain. Most foot pains resolve with rest, wearing correct fitting shoes, orthopedic slippers, braces, footpads, and cold compress. The foot must be kept in an elevated position while resting, and painkillers help in effectively managing foot pain.

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I have on and off pain in feet and wrists. Is that due to high uric acid or nerve disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my feet and wrist sometimes, and I take painkillers. It goes and comes back again after a few months or weeks. It is not due to external injury. I got a blood test, and my uric acid was high at 10 mg/dL. Now, I take Feburic 40 mg for some time. Today again, I had a pain on...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the uric acid is high at 10 mg/dL, it is likely a cause of arthritis. Febuxostat that you are using now should be used every day even when you are not having pain. This medication is...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent foot pain even after taking pain medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left foot pain, as I fell from my two-wheeler. I consulted a doctor and got an x-ray, and he said it's Achilles tendon rupture and tibialis anterior tendonitis. He gave me tablets for five days. But the pain is still there when I walk.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.If I agree with his diagnosis, as I have not seen the x-rays, then I will suggest you try taking the following:Tablet Piroxicam 20 mg, twice daily after food.Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg, twice daily for 10 days before food.Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg, twice daily for 30 da...  Read Full »

Can a calcaneus fracture be treated with casting alone?

Query: Hi doctor, My 72 years old dad slipped while getting down from the top berth of a train, and he hurt his foot. We took him to a hospital and got an x-ray done. He was diagnosed with calcaneus fracture. The doctor has put him in a temporary cast, and he has advised reviewing after five days. Will thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a non-displaced fracture of the calcaneum, and it can be treated in a plaster slab till the swelling goes down. Then a cast for four weeks. He can bear weight on that foot as pain allows, after three w...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three years, I have severe foot pain. The doctor told me it is because of plantar fasciitis. I took four Cortisone injections, and I wear special boots, but I did not get any relief. So, I took an MRI, and I am attaching my MRI reports with this query. What do the results...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic plantar fasciitis, which is the cause of the foot pain. The MRI is also supportive of this diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen 200 mg, twice daily,...  Read Full »

Will there be pain in the legs 20 days after a minor sprain due to leg injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who presents with a Lisfranc injury. I had a leg injury 20 days back. I was told it was a minor sprain, and I tried to walk on my foot, but it is paining a lot. I am currently using non-weight bearing boots, and would not be able to see my surgeon for anoth...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned an injury to your foot around 20 days back, which has been managed conservatively till now. Having read your description, it appears that there has been a capsular injury at the tarsometatarsal joints, especially, the 4th and 5th joint with...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the spacing between the first and second metatarsal of the foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using moon boot from approximately seven weeks, for a fourth base disruption. I have just had x-rays. I would like an opinion on two things, please. Should I be worried about the spacing between the first and second metatarsal (Lisfranc injury)? There does not seem to be a...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will like to reassure you that the Lisfranc joint, that is the space between the medial cuneiform and the base of the second metatarsal appears normal, and space is within the normal limits. The...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my attached X-ray and tell me the cause of my foot pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have foot pain, and I want to get some advice on the attached x-ray. I have been using moon boot for eight weeks (non-weight bearing), but I had to walk with it over the last couple of weeks. What is the dark area at the base of the first metatarsal area? Should I be concerned about th...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I accept that there is minimal disruption present, but that is managed based on your response to conservative management. Though it might be difficult, it is good that you have been on a non-weight ...  Read Full »

I cannot run due to right foot pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have foot pain in my right foot for three weeks. I cannot able to run. When I run, it hurts a lot. Sometimes I just fall when my foot cannot handle it. I do not have any swelling. Often, I have some bruising. It hurts a lot when I walk sometimes. When I put on braces, it makes my pain wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can have pain due to muscular or tendon injury. I suggest you do an X-ray of the ankle in anteroposterior view and lateral view to check for injury. If the X-ray fails, then you need to do MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This is not indica...  Read Full »

How to treat foot pain presenting with bruising and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having foot pain with bruising and swelling for ten months. I have done an MRI to rule out the cause. Currently, I have consulted a podiatrist and he made me non-weight bearing for six weeks. Yesterday, we saw an MRI. I have done all conservative treatments including steroid injecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mark the exact site of pain on the foot and send the picture to me. This helps to correlate with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports.   Read Full »

How to relieve foot pain due to fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and I am in a height of five inches. I got fractured in some part of my foot. I went to urgent care immediately and got an X-ray last week. The doctor told me that he can see a fracture on one toe and the other one is unsure. The fracture is present on the top of the fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had posted the X-rays, it could helped me to make a clear diagnosis. I can say you that for now, you need to elevate your foot and take antiinflammatory tablets. Change in the color of the foot is a normal phenomenon due to the formation of a blood clot. Tingling...  Read Full »

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