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What causes pain in left foot?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: Dear Doctor ,I feel pain in my left foot due to exertion ,while I walk .Also my calf muscle get tightens and start paining if I walk briskly .I visited Orthopedic and he asked me for an X-ray and found my foot is OK and asked me for a posture change .
I am not sure whether the foot pain and the calf tightness is due to wrong posture of my walking or some other problem .Need your advise please.

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to a blood clot.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Given your age and history, the most likely cause of your pain would be a muscle strain. Muscle strain results from a stretch of the muscle during exercise or movement especially after a forceful turn or step. Management includes:
-rest
-use of ice
-compress the calf to prevent blood from poling in the very acute situation
-elevate the leg especially in first 24 hours to prevent swelling
-use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.
Other possible causes could be
-cramps
-Pain due to baker's cyst and
-blot clot.
You should try the above steps in order to manage the pain. Pain should be able to decrease within few days. However, if the pain does not reduce, or the calf swells or has color change or is red and you have a fever, you should seek medical help immediately.
It is less likely to be due to a bad posture. If the pain is recurrent then a blood clot needs to be ruled out after a color doppler scan.
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.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes pain in left foot?

Brief Answer: Can be due to a blood clot. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Given your age and history, the most likely cause of your pain would be a muscle strain. Muscle strain results from a stretch of the muscle during exercise or movement especially after a forceful turn or step. Management includes: -rest -use of ice -compress the calf to prevent blood from poling in the very acute situation -elevate the leg especially in first 24 hours to prevent swelling -use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. Other possible causes could be -cramps -Pain due to baker's cyst and -blot clot. You should try the above steps in order to manage the pain. Pain should be able to decrease within few days. However, if the pain does not reduce, or the calf swells or has color change or is red and you have a fever, you should seek medical help immediately. It is less likely to be due to a bad posture. If the pain is recurrent then a blood clot needs to be ruled out after a color doppler scan. 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. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal