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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 pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the left foot with restricted spine movement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last month, there has been extreme numbness and muscle weakness in the dorsal part of the left foot. For the last two weeks, there has been pain along the left leg; the toes of the left foot are extremely weak. I am unable to move my toes and raise my left foot. In addition, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your CT (computed tomography) lumbosacral spine images (attachments removed to prevent the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Lumbar lordosis is maintained. Vertebral body height and alignment are maintained. There is evidence...  Read Full »

I have diabetic neuropathy and require medications for leg pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have diabetic peripheral neuropathy and require medicine for my leg pain. However, my blood sugar is normal. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. Since when do you have diabetes mellitus? 2. Since when you started to have pain in your leg? 3. Is pain in both legs or one? If one, which side? 4. Kindly mention whether you have pain in the hip, thigh, ...  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 indi...  Read Full »

I suffer from foot pain with bruising and swelling. What is the cause?

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 »

Please review my foot X-ray; a bus ran over it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help. I am attaching an x-ray of the foot.  Read Full »


Dr. Uppal Veerpal Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems to be fine, but it is not clear. So, consult a traumatologist or radiologist with a clear¬†picture. And your medical history lacks complete information. However, limp after a trauma could be caused by dislo...  Read Full »

My mother has pain and swelling in her foot. Is this due to diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,My Mother is 55 years old. She has a condition of swollen foot with immense pain, and she is a diabetic patient. The pain in foot appeared suddenly. Now she cannot stand long or walk properly. In the morning, the swelling is less, but by the end of the day. I am taking medication for di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be few possible cases for such swelling one is it is related to the kidney. When kidney function is impaired, then due to that, swelling occurs. As you mentioned, she has diabetes, which could be due to the kidney's not properly functioning. Another reason is ...  Read Full »

I have intense pain in my right foot. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old and for the last two to three days I have had pain in my right foot when I put weight on it. The exact area is called the shoulder of the foot where the toe lies. I think it can be as I have been playing with my dog, running up the stairs and then jumping down backwar...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to an expert's medical opinion. I read your query. I think you either have metatarsalgia which is inflammation of the ball of the toes or it can be a bunion which is a bony bump at the base of the toe. As you have presented...  Read Full »

I have foot ache with on and off tingling sensation. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. For the past couple of weeks, I have foot ache and feel a cold tingling sensation on and off. My blood reports and ECG are normal. I have no health issues. But I have a cheek tingling occasionally.  Read Full »


Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have mild neural pain. It could be due to the gentle compression of nerves. Please take Vitamin supplements and if persisting, Pregabalin after an evaluation by neurophysician. Please feel free to question me in this regard.  Read Full »

What can be done for foot pain while moving feet to left, upward and back?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had foot pain while moving my feet to the left and upwards or back since last night. A similarly uncomfortable feeling started to happen to me before some time (like sudden foot muscle or vein cramps or pain while standing up from sitting). Before, when I was awake and just when...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to ask some questions regarding your condition. What work do you do? Do you stand a lot of time? Is there any recent history of bed rest? What medicines are you taking nowadays? Do you smoke? Swelling in the foot or leg, pain on movement and pressure may be due t...  Read Full »

I have plantar fasciitis. How can it be treated?

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 of...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) 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 Ib...  Read Full »

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