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What causes foot pain in an elderly person after playing basketball?

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I am a 63 year old male - 5 ft 8 inches tall and 147 lbs - very physically active - I have some pain on the top of my right foot - just in the last day or so - i play basketball once a week - noticed this pain before basketball last night - it did not affect my play - but still feel it today - no swelling - can walk ok - wonder what this is - have not experienced this before
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be stress related.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain on the top of the foot can be due to a stress on foot due to playing. This can be related to mild inflammation like tendonitis also. Such mild pain usually subsides with rest hot compress and a mild pain killer. In case the pain is persistent then it is best to restrict any stressful activities like running or jumping.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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