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Top of foot pain - chronic

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, May 31, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

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    Hi. I need some help figuring out what is causing my chronic foot pain. They hurt so bad that somedays it's difficult to walk, and the pain is definitely decreasing my level of activity.

    I do have plantar fasciitis, over pronation and fallen arches. I have been experiencing widespread pain throughout the metatarsal region for both feet for months. When I wear shoes, any shoes, it feels like both feet are being squeezed really hard. Wearing sandals hurts also hurts due to lack of arch support. MBT shoes have helped with heel pain, but the pain seems to have moved to the whole tops of both feet. Stretching, ice and swimming do provide temporary pain relief, but once I walk with my shoes on, the pain returns.

    Any idea what's going on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    Clearly you've listed a bunch of problems, all of which might cause foot pain. If I could physically examine you, take a complete history and have a back and forth with you, I probably could come up with a rationale for your symptoms and perhaps an effective treatment. But venues such as this do not lend themselves to diagnoses based simply on descriptions of pain. See a well-vetted podiatrist but come prepared with all the details you can come up with in a cogent, succinct and chronological manner. Your preparation and participation may be key to an accurate finding and effective treatment.
     
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    thank you for your reply
     
  4. cpp

    cpp New Member

    I have the same top of foot pain as you.. Mine started after I mowed my yard in boat shoes ( bad move on my part) the top of my left foot is sore. Ice works the doc said stay off of it and let it rest. Sure... I have to go to work...

    Can you have foot tendonitis ?
     
  5. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    There are probably more tendons in the foot for its area than any other body part other than the hand. So, of course, tendonitis is not only possible but common in the foot. But that's not to say that it necessarily has anything to do with your complaint, which needs to be assessed by physical examination. See a podiatrist.
     
  6. Unregistered

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    Kenny G
    Age 21
    Athlete/ College Business Student

    Hi there. I have a small pain at the top of my left foot. Looking at diagrams, I want to say it is near the "Intermediate Cuneiform Bone." I did not overly stress my foot or anything recently. One day I played a slow-paced friendly soccer game, and at the end of the game I noticed some real discomfort. I feel like there is either a tendon or a joint in my foot that needs to pulled (apart) slightly for comfort.

    About my foot. I'm just going to list everything relevant. The pain is not constant, but it can be felt when either 1.) I stretch my toes back and fan them out. This pain is light and bearable, but can easily be felt; 2.) I step on just the inside of the ball of the foot, just under the big toe. Applying pressure with my hand there does nothing, but stepping really smarts and I don't like to run anymore; or 3.) Pressure is applied in just the right manner with the hand around the top of the foot where the pain is. There is a big tendon coming from each toe to the ankle, and the pain is between the big toe tendon and the adjacent one near the crest of the small bone lump halfway down the foot.

    Prior to THIS annoyance, I'm almost certain I tore a ligament in the same foot about a year ago. I landed on the ground with my foot pulled back. (A very similar motion can be made with the hand when trying to pull the fingers back to the top of the wrist.) I heard a pop and it felt much like an unwanted joint "pop"- like when you pop your fingers. My ankle swelled and turned purple just under the big knob part (I want to say base of the tibia) on the inward side of the foot. I think this incident is related to my current condition because my ankle has always popped since then when I walk, never fully healed, and the current pain was present at this time (only then I was focused on the swollen purple stuff).

    Often times I pop my ankles by standing one foot on top of the other and lifting the leg on the bottom. I remember doing that before the day of the soccer game when I noticed it again. I'm not sure if this is related because I've done it quite frequently and it has never given me issues before.

    If you can tell me any more information or know any good treatments (I mean anything from rolling the foot on something round to eating proper nutrition foods like almonds), please email me as I don't think I will be keeping up with this forum. If you know of a more experienced person who may be able to help me, please do not hesitate to forward this message to them.

    Thank you
    kennyg432@gmail.com

    PS: Virtue is not dead in my life. If anyone truly goes out of their way to help me, I will be an honest friend for a long time and go out of my way in the same manner that was done for me.
     
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