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 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 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 »

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 of...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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,...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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 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. ...  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 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 have had pain in my foot when I separate my pinky toe from others. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last four days, I have had pain in the side of my right foot. It hurts when I walk, when I am standing, when I separate my pinky toe from the others, and when I press the bottom of my foot on the side. It used to have some bruising, but that has mostly gone away. It sometimes feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your detailed description of the issues. Most likely, you have a fracture of the little toe or last metatarsal. You need to get an X-ray of the foot, to be sure of the diagnosis and to plan proper treatment. By the time you get an X-ray, please avoi...  Read Full »

I have pain in the left side of my foot. Please check my MRI report and suggest treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in the left side of my foot. Pain on the left side of the ankle or foot. It seems connected to tendons at the sole but more likely on the left side (peroneal tendon). Please check the MRI images and advise if anything is inflamed, torn, or ruptured. Please check, especially the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So I scrolled through the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images of the foot provided to me and have made the following observations: First, the muscles and tendons of the ankle and foot appear normal. Fluid is noted in the ankle joint (ti...  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 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 »

I had a cut on my foot, and it gradually became big and swollen with unbearable pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cut on my foot from sand or something, but then it gradually became big and swollen too hard. It has been causing unbearable pain since last night. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), they appear as eczema or footwear contact dermatitis, which got infected. They are skin inflammation and thickening on areas with direct contact wit...  Read Full »

I have recurrent pain in my right big toe. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my right foot in my big toe, the inner side of the top of my foot, and the outer side of my ankle, just below the knob of ankle. It comes and goes and is sometimes fine, but when it is there, it is pretty bad, burning, and very intense, and I sometimes get pins and needles....  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. There are various reasons which can cause such pain. The most common ones are due to injuries and other causes are vitamin D deficiency or calcium deficiency. Elevated uric acid can also lead to such pain, so I will...  Read Full »

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