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Sudden severe pain in foot while walking, cannot walk until it pops out. What could this be?

Over the past 2-3 days I my foot began feeling like it pops in and out. I can be walking along normally and then all the sudden have sharp severe pain across the top of my foot and in front of and under the outside of my ankle. When this happens I am unable to put any pressure or weight on the foot and therefore cannot walk at all until I can get it to pop back .
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

you might suffering from planter fasciitis.

No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. But there are many things you can try to help your foot get better:

Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.
To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel. Or take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin),
Do toe stretches , calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning.
Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts (orthotics ). Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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