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Pain in side of foot

By Anonymous August 24, 2010 - 8:06am
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I am experiencing pain in the left side of my left foot. It hurts most when going down stairs. I first experienced it a month/so ago but it wasn't severe. Then, I noticed it getting a bit more frequent. Now, it hurts a bit on that side even when I am walking and giving me a stiff walk. I had previously twisted my left ankle and it has been hurting on and off since October 2009. I haven't fully rehabilitated this. I also have pain in the same left foot under my big toe which I was told was due to wearing high heels. I am very active - walk a lot - perhaps not wearing the most supportive shoes all the time - in NYC - so sometimes will walk a mile in ballet flats. This foot pain started out of nowhere, seemingly. I have a dr appointment in ten days but in the meantime, am concerned. I am thin/normal weight. What is going on? Thanks so much.

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I am glad to hear you are going to the doctor, who I'm assuming will tell you that it is undoubtedly from wearing non-supportive shoes for long distances.

It is good to rule out any medical conditions, especially since you had a previous injury.

Please let us know what your doctor says, as we could speculate all day what your pain is being caused from (previous injury, wearing poor shoes for long distances). Keep us updated, and we can provide more in-depth information regarding any diagnosis or treatments that are recommended. I would bet the treatment suggestion: better shoes for long distances, and you will feel improvement quickly.

The new trend for men and women to wear flip-flops year-round has been showing an increase in foot pain, and your situations sounds similar to this. Hang in there!

August 24, 2010 - 2:43pm
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