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Pain in my left foot makes it unbearable to walk on it

By Anonymous July 31, 2009 - 8:15am
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I had been doing a work out a few weeks ago and up till this week I could walk no problem. This week, however, it has become painful to walk on my whole foot, with the pain being in the middle to left of my left foot. I can't work out because I can't put any pressure on it. I've been walking on my tippy toes for the past few days and that seems to make it bearable to walk, but when I finally have to put my whole foot down it is simply painful. No visible signs of anything; No bruising, no redness, I don't feel sick, it's just the foot.

Any ideas of what the problem is or how to help it?


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I really believe having flat feet has something to do with gout I.hve these same symptoms in my right foot. I can't pit in pressure on it at all. It goes away for several months nd always catch me when I least expect it.

March 11, 2018 - 9:58pm
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hi so i am 14 and i have flat feet.I was running away from my sister outside on bumby black top and then my foot started to hurt.i hurt it on saturday and now it is tuesday , the pain has gotten un ignorable and it hurts when i put weight on it the most and when i rest my foot it still hurts but not as much as when i put weight on it , it also hurts on top o my foot , there is minor swellin on top of my foot and no bruising .What could ive done to my foot?

December 4, 2017 - 3:33pm
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Hello! I have had a problem with my left foot for the past 4 days. If I put any pressure into my foot I get a shooting pain in the arch of my foot and then my whole foot hurts. Even if I'm lying in bed my foot still hurts really bad. The doctor said nothing's wrong but I don't believe that. Can anyone help?

March 9, 2017 - 7:00am
(reply to Anonymous)

I joined so I could potentially help some people on this site.
7 months ago I sprained my left ankle very bad, it heeled and all ok.
3 weeks ago I started to experience servere pain in same ankle but opposite side "outer side anterior. The pain is so bad that when it happens I can't put any pressure on the foot at all. This has happened 3 times in 3 weeks now to the point where I have been on crutches for 5 days.
I have had CT, XRay,MRI which all show nothing and I have also seen one of sydneys top orthopaedic surgeons.
I have been in absolute tears with the pain and not being able to put any weight on my foot.. in saying this I can put pressure on the ball of my foot so walking on tipy toes.
I'm 39 very active 2 children.

Drumroll ........
I finally have a diagnosis from a very good sports PT ... so I have a slight ankle impingement with a VERY tight cuboid...
first treatment was yesterday massaging my leg, side of leg which runs down to foot very hard then pushing the cuboid bone that's runs along the side of the foot extremely hard then tapping my foot ... guess what? I'm walking no crutches !!!!
Apparently I need to learn how to walk properly again because after my sprain I put all weight on the opposite leg so essentially I lost all calf muscle on my injured side which I now need to build with light exercises. Walking around the house no crutches and if I go out side just one crutch slowly but walking properly distributing weight evenly.
I hope I have helped someone experiencing the same thing because my surgeon was offering either a quarter zone shot into my ankle or surgery with a camera to look around..... so happy I went to a sports PT and learning to walk again !!!!

August 17, 2017 - 1:55pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Its plantar fasciitis
Means inflamation near the arch so when you put your foot flat on grond the tendon stretches which causes pain
Always keep the foot on a arch shoe with heal and DONT walk flat on floor Clarks are the best solution to these problems it will take time for inflammation to settle

June 2, 2017 - 4:50pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hello! I was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the second metatarsal about 3 months ago. Since then, I have used crutches, walking boot etc. I did my time using those. A couple of days ago the unbearable pain started again like I had with my stress fracture. Nothing shows up on xrays, only on a bone scan. Do you think I could have fractured it again or is there another underlying problem? I am in college and do not actively run or am not overweight. I use the squishy soles in my shoes to support my arches. I just cannot figure out why its hurting again. It is extremely unbearable pain that I cannot apply pressure on.
Thank you!

December 14, 2016 - 9:59pm
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Hi, I have been working for 4 years at a local hardware store. I'm 22 and for most of the 4 years, I wore sandals and things of that sort to work everyday on concrete floors. It didn't bother me. People always made comments about how it must hurt, but it honestly didn't. It does now! It was a gradual thing over the past year. When I wake up in the mornings, my left foot is almost unbearable to apply pressure to. Sitting it doesn't hurt a bit. But if I spread out my toes, it shoots sharp pains throughout my foot. I can't apply pressure or even rotate my foot without pain! What did I do to my foot?

November 17, 2015 - 10:52pm
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I recently blocked a slap shot in hockey with the inside of my foot and there was mild bruising and I couldn't walk for the rest of the day, there wasn't that much bruising it was a little purple and brown maybe some red in there but when I press on the bruise it doesn't hurt at all, however when I twist my (left) foot it hurts but when I put pressure on the balls of my feet or toes I get a sharp pain and this makes it hard to walk run or jump

October 7, 2015 - 4:59pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

You need to have that foot x-rayed. The discoloration is the result of damage to blood vessels and will resolve with time. But, the pain cannot be ignored.


October 8, 2015 - 8:56am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I hv pain in my left foor,CNT put wt on it but hv no swelling wat can it b?

December 13, 2016 - 1:31pm
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