Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

What medicine should I take for foot pain?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 2190 Questions
foot foot is really bothering me then minutes ago my toes hurt too
Posted Wed, 5 Dec 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 1 hour later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I will certainly guide you regarding your problem. In order to understand your problem better, can you provide the some more details...

Can you provide your age and sex?

How long have you been having this problem?

How did it start? (suddenly or gradually?)

Do both feet hurt or just one? Which part of the foot hurts?

What kind of discomfort do you have - sharp pain / dull pain / burning sensation?

Have you had any injuries recently?

Do you suffer from any medical problems like diabetes, high blood presure, etc.

Do you smoke or consume alcohol or any other drugs?

Please get back to me with these details, so that I can advise you in a better way.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: What medicine should I take for foot pain? 47 hours later
well it started yesterday and i am 17 f. i have been having this issue since 08 Suddenly my big toe hurts
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 1 hour later
Hello again and thanks for the clarifications.

It appears that you may be having a local inflamation which is causing the pain in the big toe. This could have happened due to some indavertent injury to your big toe. Sometimes, an ingrowing nail or and infection of the nail bed can also cause sudden onset of pain or swelling. I would suggest the following:

- Take an anti-inflamatory / analgesic medication (like Ibuprofen, which should be available over-the-counter) for 2 - 3 days.

- Give as much rest as possible to the affected foot.

- Do not massage the foot or toe area, since this can cause worsening of the inflamation.

- If the pain doesn't subside after 2-3 days, then I would advise you to have an X-ray of that foot done.

- Watch for warning signs such as swelling, redness, fever, etc. and if you develop any of these, then you should seek immediate medical attention.

Wish you good health.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor