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What can I do to ease the pain at the top of my foot despite being on medication?

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Posted on Thu, 7 Mar 2019
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I have been seeing a podiatrist for foot pain.He has been giving me shots in my foot.These shots last about two dayside. The pain is on the top of my foot.what else may I do to ease the pain in the top of my foot besides wearing a boot.
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Diagnosis of cause & specific management/self-care.

Detailed Answer:

Hi XXXX,

* The pain in the top of the foot can be due to-
- Wearing tight (ill-fitting shoes)
- Inflammation of the tendons that pull the foot up words.
- Inflammation of sinus tarsi that runs between heel & ankle bone joint. In this case, the pain also extends to the side of the ankle.
- Stress fractures in the foot,
- Damage of nerves supplying the part (peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, lumbar spinal problem)
- Bone spurs, gout, peripheral neuropathy (with burning pain/ prickling pain) are some other causes of foot pain you have.

* Apart from wearing a boot with needful orthotics, try to get properly fitting boot, not causing pressure anywhere on foot (Including top)
- Try to get the well fitting boot (not causing pressure anywhere/top of foot)
- you should get investigated (blood tests for gout, MRI to find site & type of problem) to find basic cause of the problem & get specific treatment form concerned expert (Podologist/orthopedic surgeon/physiotherapist or physical therapist)
- Reduction of body weight/control of diabetes (as per need) plays a major role in the management of foot pain
- Regular physiotherapy would help a lot.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician

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What can I do to ease the pain at the top of my foot despite being on medication?

Brief Answer: Diagnosis of cause & specific management/self-care. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, * The pain in the top of the foot can be due to- - Wearing tight (ill-fitting shoes) - Inflammation of the tendons that pull the foot up words. - Inflammation of sinus tarsi that runs between heel & ankle bone joint. In this case, the pain also extends to the side of the ankle. - Stress fractures in the foot, - Damage of nerves supplying the part (peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, lumbar spinal problem) - Bone spurs, gout, peripheral neuropathy (with burning pain/ prickling pain) are some other causes of foot pain you have. * Apart from wearing a boot with needful orthotics, try to get properly fitting boot, not causing pressure anywhere on foot (Including top) - Try to get the well fitting boot (not causing pressure anywhere/top of foot) - you should get investigated (blood tests for gout, MRI to find site & type of problem) to find basic cause of the problem & get specific treatment form concerned expert (Podologist/orthopedic surgeon/physiotherapist or physical therapist) - Reduction of body weight/control of diabetes (as per need) plays a major role in the management of foot pain - Regular physiotherapy would help a lot. Hope I have answered your query. Regards, Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician