Pain In The Feet When Getting Up

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When I have my feet up, my right arch will painfully start to cramp and my toes will curl. How do I stop this?
    When I am sitting with my feet up on my couch, legs straight out, ankles crossed, I often get an excruciating pain in my arch and toes. My toes curl and go rigid, and my foot forms some what of a C shape. What is causing this? I'm young, active, and healthy, and this is driving me nuts. The pain often shoots up my shin as well. Should I see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      As the above answerer mentioned, increase your water intake and also what kind of activities are you doing...you may need to add Calf Stretching to your activities.

      the cramping your feeling is your gastrocnemious muscle and the soleus muscle(together called calf) which are the two strongest Dorsiflexors in the leg and when they flex they pull your foot downward into the C shape and that sets off the chain reaction of tightening up other muscles around your ankle and foot area....

      Drink more water and stretch your calf muscles more often.

  2. QUESTION:
    I have been feeling numbness in my toes and pain in my feet when I wake up in the morning. Any suggestions...?
    I just had a baby six months ago. Blood work was all okay, but this has been going on since about halfway through my pregnancy. The numbness goes away pretty fast after I get up, but the pain in my feet seems to linger a little bit longer.

    • ANSWER:
      sleep with a pillow under your knees or between them if on your side. this will help a lot

  3. QUESTION:
    When i excersize the side of my feet swell up and i get pain...why?
    Whenever i excersize the sides of my feet swell up? i try putting ice packs on it but that dont work.. so whenever i walk half an hour after i have excersized i yell out in pain. what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Your shoes could be too tight. Feet swell during the day, and especially when you are putting a lot of weight on them (like working out). If the shoes are too tight, they would be cutting off the circulation, making the feet swell more.

  4. QUESTION:
    Pain through my foot leading up my leg, can anyone help?
    Basically I have this really bad pain in my left foot and when I walk the pain goes up my leg and gets a bit higher each time. The pain makes my leg feel quite tight like someone is putting a lot of pressure onto it and if it helps I have just recently had a baby, 6 days ago, and this pain has been here for about 4 days but seems to be getting worse.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep an eye on this and if the pain, weakness or tingling continues it may be the beginning of DVT. A vascular surgeon can perform a Doppler ultra scan test and identify the problem.

      This is very painful and pain pills do not help. I have had it for over 2 years and the doctor was slow to diagnose it until I was in critical shape.

      Mine started with a sudden onset of calf pain and leg swelling. The pain was worse when the leg was hanging down. There was warmth to the area because the veins were inflamed.

      I am on coumidin (warfarin) as a blood thinner. Usually when they say 6 months, they mean for the rest of your life. The blood thinner does not resolve the current clot problem, but supposedly keeps new clots from forming.

      Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is caused by a blood clot in a muscle and can be life-threatening. Symptoms include swelling, pain, and tenderness in the legs. Risk factors include immobility, hormone therapy, and pregnancy.

      DVTs can occur anywhere in the body but are most frequently found in the deep veins of the legs, thighs, and pelvis. They may infrequently arise from the upper extremities usually because of trauma, or from an indwelling catheter (tubing) or device.

      A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition wherein a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein of the deep system.

      Thrombophlebitis is a condition in which there is both inflammation and a blood clot in a vein. Thrombophlebitis can occur in either superficial or deep veins. Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs in veins close to the skin surface, and usually causes pain, swelling, and redness in the area of the vein. Superficial thrombophlebitis usually is treated with heat, elevation of the affected leg or arm, and anti–inflammatory medications. A thrombosis in a deep vein is a much more serious problem than one in a superficial vein. The reason for this is that a piece of the clot in deep vein from a DVT can break off and travel through the deep veins back to the heart, and eventually be pumped by the heart into the arteries of the lung. When this happens, the condition is called pulmonary embolism (PE). The blood clot is called an embolus (plural emboli), and the process of breaking off and traveling to the lungs is called embolism.

      Narcotics didn’t help my pain. I now take Tizanidine 4mg 5/day and Lyrica Cv 100 mg 3/day. This helps the nerve pain and I can walk some now. I am feeling much better pain wise.

  5. QUESTION:
    I feel pain in my feet when trying to get up sitting or in the morning but goes away when I walk?
    I'm 51 years old male (somewhat overweight). I don't have any known diseases and I'm not taking any medicine. Recently I've started feeling pain in my feet (heel and toes. I think they're mostly muscle pains)when I'm sitting for a while, or in the morning when I get up, but it goes away with walking and exercise. I can even jog afterwards!
    I'm concerned if this is the beginning for a serious problem that needs medical attention? or is it something that will go away by itself or has a simple remedy?
    Thank you for taking the time and answering my question.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like Plantar Fasciitis. Ice, rest, massage can make it go away.

  6. QUESTION:
    Partially Numb toes and mild pain in feet when i get up in the morning?
    I have been experiencing this for a while now. For the past few weeks, i had numb toes when i get up in the morning and pain in the feet. but as i walk and the day turns by, the numbness and pain goes away. but if i sit for long hours then it comes back again. But when I prick my toes or pinch them, I can feel the pain.
    Since last week i had back pain too.
    I went to a doctor and he diagnosed me Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease and gave me a pain killer. He said if the toes numbness and pain does not reduce with the back pain i should see a vascular surgeon.
    Now, my numbness and pain is 75% better. I had to stop the medication as I suspect I am pregnant. I have to wait until I miss my period.
    But when I get up in the morning, the my toes feel heavy and partially numb. It goes away when i do some toe exercises and massage my leg. I dont feel the numbness through out the day. But the pain does come and go on and off.
    Please let me know if anyone has experienced the same. I plan to visit a doctor next week.

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen something similar with a friend who is diabetic, so get your blood sugar checked.

  7. QUESTION:
    My Feet curls up in pain? and I dont know how to stop it?
    Well I went to the lake today, got a cut on my foot; on the inside/sensitive part. Been limping for the past 7 hours with it, it hurted so much. Now it's being weird, I dont know what it is or what to call it but My feet likes to curl up and when I try flattening them out on the floor it intenses the pain and I feel the my toes are connected with something they arent holding back which makes me giveup and let them curl. I feel like I have to find the position where it doesnt hurt. please help, its really weird & painful

    • ANSWER:
      I have this sensation sometimes in both my hands and feet. it's like your fingers and toes are spasming. It's called "Clawing". I used to have it quite often, my fingers uncomfortably curling. But I have learned to treat it. In my case, I will be dehydrated - so I drink plenty of water - and also need to take potassium.

      I don't know if the cut on your foot is related to the clawing, it could be a coincidence. Drink a lot of water and take a potassium supplement, or eat/drink something with lots of potassium. For a quick fix, I always keep Gatorade in the fridge, since it is loaded with Potassium. You could also eat bananas, apricots, drink orange juice, potatoes WITH the skin, and tomatoes or tomato juice.

      Keep in mind, don't OD on the potassium, but eat/drink some of the suggested food and see if the clawing stops. If not, get to a doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    Leg/feet pain relief from standing up at work?
    I work in a restaurant setting and shifts up to 8 hours. When I get home the bottom of my feet, the back of my knees and my calves hurt. Is there a cream or oil that I can apply on an almost daily basis? Thank You YAHOO Answers community ^_^

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  9. QUESTION:
    pain in my shin when I walk, stand, or sit for too long without putting my feet up?
    It starts to hurt when I walk around or when I'm standing up cleaning the house and don't get to sit down and rest. I was riding in the car for over 5 hours yesterday and never got to put my legs up and rest them and they were swollen and very painful to walk on. I don't know what's causing the pain in my shins. My husband told me it may be shin splints. It mostly starts hurting when I've been riding to long on trips. We are going to Florida here soon and I will be walking around the parks and stuff there. Last October we went to Gatlinburg and I walked from place to place and then to New Orleans in March and walked from place to place there as well. I was just wondering if I could have gotten it from those places when I'm not used to walking long distances for about a week? I can hear my lower leg making this popping noise as I walk and it hurts when it does that.

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea about that popping noise!
      But I think your husband's right, it sounds like shin splints. This is when shards of your bone peirce into your muscle and it's very painful! I had them once, from running in bad shoes, and it was painful each stride I took, but it hurt even more once I stopped to rest! So maybe this is what is happening when you are just sitting in your car?
      If it is, you can help by wearing the right shoes, resting more, If you run like me- bike instead- or something less strenuous on your shins. It heals by itself but I think, usually takes a couple of months.
      Good luck! Liv

  10. QUESTION:
    6 weeks ago i got pain feet to knees as the weeks went on the pain went up.?
    sunday the is now ind

    sunday iy has moved in to

    my hands and goind up my arms, went to see my dr today she did blood work. will not know any thing until next week. i feel find. i hurt when i been setting for sometime and about 6-7 pm i hurt so bad i have to lay down. i work 6 days a week i do work on a farm so that helps i can rest if i need to. my dr just really didnt know anything to tell me thought i would ask yuall iam 36 if that helps. most of the time when i have pain i take a goodys go on on she has me on pain pill not like that. also it hurt to rub or have any thing on my legs. thanks for any help

    • ANSWER:
      I read your question because my boyfriend has very similar symptoms. Sometimes he can hardly walk at all. At times it can attack other areas to but mostly feet and calves. They did lots of tests and it turns out he has an unusual, severe rheumatic-like food allergy/sensetivity reaction. He had to do an elimination diet. Turns out he's allergic to wheat products, shellfish, caffiene, lots of things. Hope you find what's wrong soon. It took him quite a while.

  11. QUESTION:
    i am feeling pain in my feet when i get up in the morning and all day?
    when i get up in the morning then i am feeling pain in my feets daily , it was continue before 7 months ,

    • ANSWER:
      The most likely cause of your pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. The tendons that run along the bottom of your foot begin to shorten at night and often become inflamed causing agony for the first few minutes of walking. The pain diminishes every morning after you walk a bit then returns the next morning all over again.

      Podiatrists will tell you that the cause is inadequate support from your shoes. They want to sell you custom orthotics that will cost over 0.

      I paid for the orthotics, I also paid for their "recommended" shoes and even had a steroid injection which hurts... a lot! Then they started having me wear "boots" that held my ankles in 90 degrees of flexion at night when I was in bed. All that really did was make my wife tell my to go sleep on the sofa as she was sick of me "kicking" her with those boots at night.

      Then I got some good advice. I stopped wearing shoes except when absolutely necessary. I walk barefoot just about everywhere. After just a few weeks my plantar fascia pain was gone and seven years later, the only time I get it is if I wear shoes too much the previous day.

      Shoes change your gait, you land with all your weight on your heel which pounds your ankles, knees, and hips. Then as you move through your stride your foot doesn't flex properly. Walking barefoot allows your feet to function the way nature intended. When you walk barefoot that plantar fascia tendon get's it's exercise along with the muscles in your lower leg that don't get used properly when you walk in shoes.

      If you can't or don't want to go barefoot, try wearing soft soled moccasins. You can find them online at Minnetonka Moccasins or you can even order a kit from Tandy Leather and build your own. Make sure they are the SOFT soled, not the ones with a rubber or plastic sole.

      You might try looking at www.unshod.org for more information.

  12. QUESTION:
    38 weeks pregnant and sharp pain when standing up?
    It was only once but after getting up out of my chair i walked a few feet and then had an awful pain in my right side, i felt it in the inner thigh too. It was pretty painful, it about knocked my down, but i caught myself. Im 38 weeks pregnant, is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is normal. The baby is starting to make its way down to prepare for birth.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do the bottoms of my feet hurt when I get up after sitting?
    If I've been lying down or sitting awhile, when I get up I have real pain in the bottoms of my feet, sometimes one foot, sometimes both. After I've been walking around awhile, they don't hurt anymore.
    Anybody know what this could be?
    Does it have anything to do with circulation?
    It hurts so bad I limp like I'm crippled.

    • ANSWER:
      I use to have same problem and my doctor diagnosed that it is due to less calcium intake .....he advised me to take calcium daily and now i have no problem

  14. QUESTION:
    I have extreme pain in the muscles on the top of my feet especially when I wake up. What could that be?
    I mean really extreme pain! It is SO hard for me to get up from bed. I need a walker. The top of my feet hurt, my leg muscles hurt, my arms hurt, my back hurts. But it is mostly my feet and legs. I will definitely be getting a walker because I will hurt myself trying to get out of bed one day if I don't.
    It is not bone pain nor joint pain but rather muscular pain. Severe muscular pain. It happens when I wake up and lasts for a couple hours. Then I feel better.
    BTW, I have not had a recent change in my bed, shoes, exercise, or pillow. I have a good pillow and bed which was recommended for me.
    I am only 36 years old. (Otherwise in good health)

    Can someone help me understand? Would this be fibromyaligia? Because I have been diagnosed with it, but I was never this bad when I was diagnosed.
    Thanks mtwaits.. but plantar fascitis hurts the bottom of the feet, not the top. My pain is on the top of my feet.

    • ANSWER:
      Fibromyalgia is described as inflammation of the fibrous or connective tissue of the body. Widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points characterize these conditions. Many individuals with fibromyalgia describe the symptoms as similar to the aches and pains of a severe case of the flu. Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, and fibromyositis are names given to a set of symptoms believed to be caused by the same general problem.

      Fibromyalgia is more common than previously thought, with as many as 3-6% of the population affected by the disorder. Fibromyalgia is more prevalent in adults than children, with more women affected than men, particularly women of childbearing age.

      Causes & Symptoms

      The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known. Sometimes it occurs in several members of a family, suggesting that it may be an inherited disorder. People with fibromyalgia are most likely to complain of three primary symptoms: muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

      Pain is the major symptom with aches, tenderness, and stiffness of multiple muscles, joints, and soft tissues. The pain also tends to move from one part of the body to another. It is most common in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, legs, hips, and back. Although the pain is present most of the time and may last for years, the severity of the pain may fluctuate.

      Symptoms of fatigue may result from the individual's chronic pain coupled with anxiety about the problem and how to find relief. The inflammatory process also produces chemicals that are known to cause fatigue. Other common symptoms are tension headaches, difficulty swallowing, recurrent abdominal pain, diarrhea, and numbness or tingling of the extremities. Stress, anxiety, depression, or lack of sleep can increase symptoms. Intensity of symptoms is variable ranging from gradual improvement to episodes of recurrent symptoms.

  15. QUESTION:
    foot pain and numbness when i wake up and try to walk?
    its hard to describe like walking on warm glass or marbles and its only when i wake up in the mornings after about 5 mins it goes away i went to the doctor and they took 6 vials of blood to test for several things iim still waiting for the results Heres my background..i'm 22 just had a baby 6 months ago this problem started a little after the birth of the baby....i weigh 110 pounds and im 5'7" ..........doctor said its not curculation..... when i first wake up my feet feel like they did when i had the epiderual kinda numb but i can still feel them and move them...then when i try to walk it hurts like glass is pushing into my skin hot glass a tingly feeling only on the bottom of my feet and it hurts alot but then it goes away and the only way i can get it to go away is to put pressure of walking on my feet IT HURTS any ideas on what it could be so i can talk to my doctor about possible causes? also my left knee and leg has alot of pain off and on and my right wrist
    also lately i find myself craving salty foods and sugary foods and i forget to pee i dont have a full sentation in my bladder when i gotta go i usually have been pissin 3-4 times a day
    and i know this doesn't sound cute but i have to poop really bad when i wake up lol
    ummmm and im still breastfeeding my baby i have yet to get a period
    *tingley sinsation on the bottoms of my feet
    not sleeping with my legs crossed or nothing i actually wake up "spread eagle" on my back lol

    • ANSWER:
      Just going with what might be an obvious answer, are you sure that you're not putting any pressure on your blood vessels in your legs while sleeping? (e.g. crossing your legs, pressing them together, clenching your muscles, etc.)

      I'd suggest having something that would keep your legs from crossing unconsciously during your sleep... And then seeing if that was the problem...

      If that doesn't work, then just wait for the test results, and talk to your doctor about it.

  16. QUESTION:
    foot pain that radiates up my leg need help driving me nuts?
    I have had a throbbing pain in my foot for almost 24 hrs obviously hurts more when I am standing. It is my left foot on the outside of my foot. I noticed when I went to get in the tub that is radiating all the way up to my knee what can this possibly be. I will be going to walk in tomorrow morning. I posted earlier but only got 2 responses and this was before I noticed it went up to my knee
    I think has gone up to my butt now

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like you have strained or sprained a muscle in your ankle, is there any swelling? Try applying ice to see if that helps. Maybe take an advil or something to see if that helps. If this persists, you should see a doctor to rule out a fracture.

  17. QUESTION:
    pain on my calf when is cold?
    this is really hard to explain but i`ll try my best,
    a little about me first
    i have lived in Denver colorado pretty much all my life i moved to AZ about almost 3 years ago lived there for a year and a half and moved back to denver now my first winter here went well but then i moved to a house and i got the basement and it was cold cold anyways heres when things get interesting.
    at nights my room would get really cold and one night (first time this happened) my leg got stiff and cold i moved my foot up and my calf muscle felt like it would rip in two this pain woke me up and kept me up for a little while if i didnt move my foot the pain would slowly go away but it would happen again if i moved it i started to sleep with socks and it helped but i forgot to a few nights that winter and i think it happen like 3 more times and tonight again, my muscle is still bothering me from tonight and i just cant figure it out, any ideas this only happen at nights and when is cold, thanks
    i am just 18 this started when i was 17 well first time it happen, i eat fruits almost everyday bananas are my favorite i take ones source teens pills when i remember, i work in a restaurant but i weight 165 and i`m 6 feet tall so not out of shape, if i dont move at all the pain goes away but if i move or try to stretch the pain is just horrible and like i said it only happens when is really cold and in one leg only

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like good old arthur (arthritis) which can stike at any age.Or may be do to poor circulation.If it's arthritis it will never fully go away and only gets worse with age.I suggest you go see a Dr. ASAP just to make sure that its nothing else nothing more serious. try pain medication such as ibuprofen in the mean time .I'm 25 years old and i live in IL and my bones ache when the weather changes not all the time but alot i have not seen a Dr to be diagnosed with it but i feel it intensely in my legs feels like someone is just tapping a spoon on my leg bone,i dont feel much in the muscle tho at all so im not sure about you.you should go to the Dr soon tho they can tell you for sure.When it happens to me i take ibuprofen and put a heating pad on my legs

  18. QUESTION:
    What causes the sharp pain in my foot at random times?
    Alright...sometimes in my foot, a random sharp pain comes up. My feet gets all hard, and then I see a vein or something pop out around the edge of my feet. My front toe moves a bit forward while the other toes move behind and it's very hard to move my toes and when I do move it, huge intense waves of pain comes...However this pain leave fairly quick within one minute...Help me please...
    Oh and I'm in my lower teens...

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a cramp, or a charley horse in your foot. Try eating a banana a day and see if that helps. Most leg/foot cramps are caused by low potassium and bananas are a good source of potassium. Remember, if you are very active and sweat a lot (like playing sports) your body loses more potassium than normal, so it needs to be replaced.

      You should bring it to the attention of your parents now, but if it persists, you should talk to your doctor.

  19. QUESTION:
    when getting down on my knees i have really bad pain in my foot area?
    when I get down in a kneeling position i have excruating pain that starts in my small toe area an the pain shoots up into my leg area pain is so bad i have actually cried

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  20. QUESTION:
    I have just turned 40 and have had serve pain in my hips calfs ,ankles and feet when i get up in the mornning?
    I have been suffering for a while now ,from serve pain in my lower body hips, calf's ankles and feet .This happens when i get up in the morning and after sitting even if only for 10 Min's.I look and feel like an old lady shuffling and bent up .last night i even fell into a wall when i got up to use the bathroom .It doesn't last very long almost like a car warming up in cold weather. Problem is it is also now creeping into my day to day routines and on a couple of occasions recently i have strapped my ankles up to try and stop the pain and throbbing. I haven't been to the doctors as don't want to waste there time .Anyone got any ideas.

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  21. QUESTION:
    Terrible 'bone' aches 10 weeks after baby. Having awful hip, leg & feet pains when I get up from sitting.?
    I remember having hip and leg aches and pains in the first months after my first baby,even at rest, but this feels a bit worse and more lasting. And in my feet too. It's as if my bones actually hurt, I'm really healthy and exercising. Anyone else have this?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the exact same thing! Even in my hands and fingers! I've done every blood test under the sun in the past week and everything comes back negative! this is driving me nuts! I'm 4 weeks post partum.

  22. QUESTION:
    Getting nowhere with doc - can I request a drug I have seen from them?
    Was on Citalopram earlier in year - came off gradually as didn't like the feeling of not caring about anything. My symptoms are as follwos - all of which I have told various docs over the years but none has ever been linked:

    •Pain in my feet – sharp, stabbing pain that can happen when I’m just sitting – takes me by surprise and makes me jump with pain – like a knitting needle being stuck in my joints
    •It’s like my nerves are on fire at the ends
    •Have had x-rays, blood test etc – I know what I haven’t got (e.g. not arthritis etc) but still no wiser as to why I’m in pain
    •Feet and lower leg heat up, swell and ache deeply and painful to touch
    •Feet hurt nearly all the time, no matter what I wear on them – whether standing or sitting, though standing obviously worse
    •Constantly tired – so much so that I feel I could just collapse and whole body feels heavy, all the time
    •Head muzzy and sleep irratic
    •Eyes constantly tired / spots in front of eyes
    •Very tearful, intolerant, emotional – can’t function at times
    •Extremely depressed at times – so much so that can’t go out and feel as though I’m going mad – standing in middle of room crying and cannot switch my brain off – feel I want to hit it to make everything go away
    •Becoming increasingly anxious and shy when faced with meeting new people
    •Anxiety in general
    •Extremely sweaty – and get irrationally hot and unable to cool down or stop sweating – it sometimes runs down my body under my clothes
    •It then cools and I feel cold / dirty etc – often on way in to work
    •Feeling like everything’s just too hard and too much effort
    •This effects where I can go and when – not to mention the effect it has on relationships - have not had one for years and don’t feel as though I deserve one as feeling overweight, ugly, tired, sweaty etc.
    •Trying to get fit but constant uphill struggle – try to ignore it when running but even with orthotics feet ache and hurt
    •Pins and needles sometimes
    •Feeling increasingly dehydrated and constantly thirsty - drinking lots of water to compensate
    •Ache all down left leg (sciatica)
    •Terrible hip pain now – around left pelvic area at top of hip joint, made worse with exercise – I think this something that needs to be looked at separately from the other pain as new
    •Hands swell up sometimes particularly when exercising
    •Headache – seems to be constantly there in the background – see muzziness above
    •I cannot get away from this pain and fatigue – it’s like I’m constantly under a cloud of fug that I can’t shake loose, it’s all such an effort (even speaking to friends is an effort) and feel this has all gone on long enough – am tired of it all and want to live a normal life

    I looked up ‘pain’ and ‘depression’ and saw many articles about Cymbalta that seems to link the two – could this be helpful? I need to do something and am getting nowhere so any advice that would give me back up as to what to say to GP would be very, very welcome...thank you for reading this.

    I also have a real problem with self esteem - as you may have gathered. I feel that I look, sound and act stupid - all the time. If I go out I find it hard to keep my head up - let alone look someone in the eye. I feel I upset and irritate everyone, which I probably do by being like this so it's a viscious circle!
    Thanks for the feedback so far - am in my early 40's - no longer on Citalopram which was prescribed by same GP

    • ANSWER:
      Your pain symptoms sound almost like Fibromyalgia. Cymbalta is used to treat this along with depression. I would think this would be the best medication for you.

      I think if you go to your doctor with research that you have done and just ask them about Cymbalta, they should have no problem prescribing it to you. Usually when they see that you are concerned and are spending time researching what you think could be wrong, they are supportive in decisions you come to. Usually if they won't give it to you after that there is some reason. But, if your doctor won't give it to you and you really really want to be on it, you can find a doctor that will give you the prescription you want.

      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Sore feet when I wake up?
    Every day when I wake up, I have pain in the arch and balls of my feet

    I have an extremely high arch (no part of my arch touches the floor - my foot print is basically heel and toes) and I do get pain in it a lot ( it's like a this line of pain along the highest part of my arch directed from my heel to big toes that makes it hurt when I hav to do the rolling through part of walking). The pain in balls of feet happens every day no matter which shoes I wear the day before (in fact, my feet hurt less after a day of wearing heels).

    My feet are pretty stong thanks to ballet for 8 years but I know it's not caused by ballet because even during 6 weeks summer break from dance, the pain is still as persistent as ever.

    My doctor said it's just because of my high arches and there's nothing that can be done but I don't know whether to get a second opinion - what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      From your description I think you may be suffering from a condition called"Plantar Fasciitis".
      And that's because you have pain when getting up in the morning.

      In order to provide you with the best possible assistance, please answer these short questions.

      1) Do you have some pain in the heel of the foot as well?
      2) Is there any redness or swelling visible?
      3) Does the pain go away after resting?
      4) Does it also hurt when you are not standing/walking?
      5) Is it sensitive to the touch?
      6) What kind of shoes you usually wear?
      7) Did you start any sports activities lately (besides dancing)?

      Here are some suggestions for things you can do right now.

      * Ice your arches and foot at least 4 times a day - You can roll a frozen bottle on the floor with your foot.

      * Buy off the shelf gel inserts that you can wear in your shoes.

      * Stretch your legs and feet before activity or before getting out of bed in the morning.

      * Avoid wearing "cheap" shoes like flip flops - they provide no support for your arches

      Again, if you can answer my questions above I will be able to help you further.

      You can write to me directly if you prefer, my email is in my profile.

      Good luck and feel better!

  24. QUESTION:
    Shoe Insert Pain for Overpronation?
    For the last week and a half I've had sudden pain around the ball of the third and fifth toes on my left foot. I could make it worse my either pressing the spot on the top of my foot or the ball on the bottom. Sometimes it would be a shooting pain or an throbbing ache radiating from the stem of my toes towards my leg. It would hurt whether I was barefoot or wearing shoes, mostly when I was up and about but also would hurt for no reason when I sat, had my feet up, even in bed for the evening. I was giving my child a bath and had to switch from kneeling to sitting because the pain suddenly became too much - and most of my body weight was on my knees, not the top of my feet!

    Today I saw a podiatrist and they x-rayed my foot. He said looking at my x-ray he could see I was standing with too much pressure inward and said I was an overpronator; bones looked fine. I've always thought I had okay arches and never had foot problems before. Since the pain is from the middle of my foot outwards to the pinky toe I have been walking with more pressure on the other half of my foot inward towards my big toe to relieve pain which I know I shouldn't do but that's why I saw the podiatrist to fix the problem so I wouldn't be favoring my inner foot.

    Anyways, he gave me shoe inserts for my arches and asked me to try them out for two weeks. Since I've been wearing them, the same problem foot is still hurting, but in a new place. The pain runs up from the stem of my big toe toward my ankle, plus my arches are actually aching a little. The other foot is fine, perhaps slightly aching in the arch as well. I've never had foot problems before so I don't know if this type of situation is a "Gets Worse Before It Gets Better" kind of thing or if I should've immediately starting feeling relief - which I don't.

    I guess my two main questions are:

    Do my symptoms sound like the typical pain from overpronation?
    Am I supposed to be feeling better with the inserts or is it typical for them to cause more pain as my foot "gets used" to them?

    I haven't gotten or worn any new shoes or hurt my foot to explain the sudden pain. I also haven't gained weight (been dieting so actually losing weight).

    I hope someone can help....

    • ANSWER:
      Inserts are just something for a quack to try to sell you on. The best way to get your feet in shape is to walk barefoot on natural surfaces the way nature intended.

  25. QUESTION:
    pain in feet and calves through exercise?
    Recently I've started back into training and have been getting very bad pain from the soles of the feet up to the calves when I run (which springs up within minutes)... Now after a bit of research and bit of help from more knowledgeable people I've concluded I have flat feet and overpronate so have invested in some new running shoes and insoles but it hasn't made much difference as of yet.

    So, would anyone know 1) If there's anything I can do to relieve the pain 2) If theres anything else I can do to help ease the pain whilst running and 3) How long it would take in general for these things to go away if treated?

    • ANSWER:
      Many runners who have severe overpronation need a running shoe with serious medial support. The best one on the market for men is the Brooks Beast (Brooks Ariel for women).

      Here's a review of the Brooks Beast:

      http://www.runpals.com/brooks-beast.html

      Trying out the Beast would be a cheaper option compared to expensive alternatives, such as doctor visits or custom orthotics.

      Try these out and see if it helps!

  26. QUESTION:
    I began having terrible, random pain in both my feet on Sunday morning when I woke up... what could it be?
    Background: I'm a 24 year old, male. around 6', 235 lbs, athletic build.

    I went to bed Saturday night feeling normal and fine. Hadn't done really any exercising or walked an excessive amount. But, I woke up Sunday morning, took a shower and noticed through the course of the morning that my feet were KILLING me! it's now Monday morning and the pain hasn't subsided at all. I'm just curious if anyone has experienced this or knows what it is. My mom's guess is that it is gout. I don't really think that's it though.

    There doesn't seem to be any redness or swelling, just random pain. the pain started in my right second toe so I thought maybe I had just gotten a cramp or something in the middle of the night. But I also have pain in my left foot, on the ball of my second toe. That is where the pain is most severe at this point. I also have a bit of pain on the side of my left foot.

    I haven't done any running in the past month or so. With the holidays, I haven't really been in the gym, but plan on getting back in there today. I just want to figure out what this damn random pain in my feet is!

    Can anyone help???

    • ANSWER:
      It appears to me that you may have done something minor or completely severe. One reason is that you could be sleeping in an odd position. Another is that some how you could be choking the blood serculation in your feet. You could maybe not be getting enough nutrition. (But as you said you are athletic so I doubt that.) A serious problem could be that a part of your body isn't functioning right and you might need a doctor. If it does not go away in one more day immediately go see a doctor and check out with him whats wrong. Last you could be a little over weight to fast because of the holidays and your feet may not be used to the pressure. Thats all I think I have so try your best to stay off your feet for a while.

      Hope you feel better,
      Dr.Josh

  27. QUESTION:
    Knee pain when standing up?
    I am a 30 yo female. For about a week, I have had knee pain in my left knee. It doesn't hurt when I sit down, lay down, or walk. It only hurts as I am standing up from a chair, getting out the car, getting up off the floor, etc. As soon as I am on my feet, there's no pain. It also hurts when I walk upstairs. I don't recall an injuring my knee, it just started one day. Any ideas? Anyone else experienced this before?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a 17 year old lad and i'm 6ft 2 and I get it when I, for example, stand up from weeding when gardening. Personally I believe that its like your knees are locking in a particular position and when you try and change it is REALLY hurts. This may not be a scientific or correct answer but its what I believe.

  28. QUESTION:
    Extreme foot pain in both feet?
    Im having extreme foot pain in feet to the point where walking is almost impossible. Im a cartpusher at walmart workin 8 hours a day and usually 8 days straight. No pain was felt at first but now im starting to devlope swollen red feet that gets worse everyday. Even when im not working and after sleeping i wake up with foot Pain. What could it be? its not old shoes becuse i have a good pair with the gel pad things inside

    • ANSWER:
      orthopedic shoes might help relieve some of that pain, i know http://www.drewshoe.com has some good prices. In the meantime time i would consult with a podiatrist

  29. QUESTION:
    I am 37 years old. and I have been having pain n my feet. they hurt when I get up in the morning ?
    Happens if I sit for a bit and then get back on them as well

    • ANSWER:
      The same happens to me, I'm 30 though but when I start moving, it goes away! It also happens after several hours of having my shoes on!

  30. QUESTION:
    Waking up with foot pain?
    I've been having these random episodes of waking up with severe pain in either my right or my left foot, never both at the same time. The pain is on the bottom, outer side, and on top towards the middle and forward on my foot. It's gotten so bad that I've fallen down upon getting out of bed in the morning, and the pain will wake me in the middle of the night sometimes when it comes. It lasts for about 5 days each time. It kills to walk on it. It feels like a cross between having it smashed with a sledge hammer, and having a permanent charlie horse. It also feels like my toes are crunched together, and when my shoes are on my foot feels swollen, but I can't see any signs of swelling. Anybody heard of this? I saw a Dr and he was baffled and is sending me somewhere else. They've given me anti inflamitories that haven't helped. Over the counter pain meds don't help either. I'm ready to chop it off.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a physical therapist like a chiropractor, it could all be because of misalignment of your spine or hips.

      Also get some magnesium supplements and take double the dose for a couple of days to ease the muscle tightness it will help you sleep as well.

      http://wamfitandwell.wordpress.com/

  31. QUESTION:
    ankle pain when lifting my foot?
    today i had softball conditioning and we were doing all kinds of warm ups such as jumping and stuff. well my foot/ ankle started hurting really bad after conditioning. whenever i lift my foot up i get a huge pain in my foot and almost throw up. and whenever i bend my toes, my foot hurts too. i just noticed that i have a bump on the top of my foot? it is sort of bony and it's hard. my ankle somewhat looks swollen but i cannot tell. it also sort of hurts to walk. help! what does it sound like i did to my ankle?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a possible lump or deformity, best to see a MD or Urgent Care where you can get an xray.
      Only a MD or med professional can diagnose this. Best not to guess about your healthIn the meantime:
      Icepack - Make sure the ice is covered by a barrier like a thin cloth.
      Ice your foot 20 min on and 20 min off.
      If you are not allergic to Motrin,Advil or Ibuprofen - all the same anti inflammatory med -, take as directed on bottle. Take w food or milk. Works better than Tylenol for injuries.
      Elevate your foot too.
      You will be back to softball in no time ! Best to you ! RN in Ca.

  32. QUESTION:
    pain in arch of foot, can this be connected to the heart?? read on i'll make sense?
    my mom has a pain in the arch of her foot, like when you get pains up and down ur arm this relates to a heart attack right?
    and old tales have suggested that pains in the arch of foot is something to do with heart as well......

    • ANSWER:
      No, pain in the foot is a sign of pain in the foot.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why is my foot having extreme pains when I wake up in the morning?
    It all started when I cracked the right side of my foot. After cracking it I got up the next morning with reallly bad pains in the right side of my foot. I play basketball so during the day I get out and play, and I'm fine! It just hurts in the morning. It's been about 2 weeks now and it is hurting worse every morning. I have an appointment with the chiropractor in 4 days, but can anyone tell me if it is gonna get really bad, or maybe what to do?

    • ANSWER:
      is better to listen to the opinion of an expert

  34. QUESTION:
    how can i get my pony to lift his feet up to be picked?
    The pony picks his back feet up fine but refuses to budge his front legs. At the moment two people are needed as his front legs have to be stretched out which uses two peoples strength.
    When his feet do lift up(front and back) we reward him with a treat.
    I asked my farrier and he told me to push my nail unto his cannon bone but this does not work. He also checked that there was no pain being caused.
    This is really not and ideal situation to be in.
    Can anyone help??

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    unexplainable foot pains when i wake up in the morning?
    its hard to describe like walking on warm glass its only when i wake up in the mornings after about 5 mins it goes away i went to the doctor and they took 6 vials of blood to test for several things iim still waiting for the results Heres my background..i'm 22 just had a baby 6 months ago it started recently after the birth of the baby....i weigh 110 pounds and im 5'7" ..........doctor said its not curculation..... when i first wake up my feet feel like they did when i had the epiderual kinda numb but i can still feel them ...then when i try to walk it hurts like glass is pushing into my skin hot glass and it hurts alot but then it goes away and the only way i can get it to go away is to put pressure of walking on my feet IT HURTS any ideas on what it could be so i can talk to my doctor about possible causes?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be gout. I woke up one morning, without a reason, with a sprained foot. After walking on it for a while it went away. But then the problem became worse and worse. I knew it wasn't a sprain, it felt like something in the blood. So I got it checked out. The hematologist said that I had an unusual amount of uric acid, and that is what caused the gout. Drink plenty of liquids (not soda), avoid rich meats like beef, lamb, and pork, and take an ibuprofen when it hurts the most.

      I am still suffering from it, but I have changed my diet since then, and I feel a lot better.

  36. QUESTION:
    I moved to kenya last yr and skin startd peeling off feet n hands. No pain, just dries up n peels,whats this?
    The peeling starts off as black discoloration the size of a dime on the normally chocolate colored feet and fingers (especially index finger). These dont itch, but soon, the discolored skin dries up and starts to come right off, painlessly. I apply foot lotion every day but have not noticed any changes. I have also noticed that this gets worse when the dry season (now, in septemmber) arrives.

    • ANSWER:
      Get some kind of Oil like baby oil or Olive oil and u will see the difference.
      When taking a shower rinse with hot then cold water.
      Soak in olive oil bathes.
      If pain, get some aloe vera.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is causing the pain on the bottom of my feet when I have been laying down or sitting?
    In the middle of the night when I get up after I have been asleep for 2 to 3 hours I can barely walk because of the pain in my feet. What is this from?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a simple but effective way to control the problem. Start off either in a long sitting position or lying on your back. Keep the legs straight especially the knees and have the muscles of the feet pull the feet up towards the knees. You will know that it is working if there is a pulling or stretching sensation in the calf. Hold that stretch for a few seconds and relax. Do that movement five to ten times before you go to bed and right before you get out of bed. Once you learn the movement it can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. The more that it is done the better. Also do this movement. Squat down but maintain your heels on the floor. You may initially need to hold onto something but eventually you will be able to do this without any assistance. Try to stay in that position for thirty seconds. These two movements should stop the problem. Remember that when you stop doing these movements it is going to come back. It is far easier to do these simple movements that to get surgery or injections. The orthotics that are made by a podiatrist will cost somewhere around three hundred or more while these movements are free.

  38. QUESTION:
    Pain in arch and heel of my feet (especially right foot)?
    So a couple of months ago I noticed a bad pain in my feet (in the arches) when I took my first few steps every morning after getting up. After those steps though it would go away so I didn't think anything of it. But last week I started noticing that pain would happen throughout the day after getting up from sitting (for any amount of time). The pain isn't as bad in the morning but it gets worse as the day goes on. So now in the evening when I stand up the pain shoots up my ankles and I get a sharp pain in the arch of my right foot. It takes a few minutes for this pain to go away but then I will still have a dull pain when I'm sitting or standing at times. It also hurts to stretch my right foot. What could this be? I'm starting nursing school next semester so I'll be on my feet a lot with clinicals and then of course when I'm a nurse so it would be nice to figure this out since things seem to be getting worse and I don't want to have anything wrong with my feet when I'm a nurse.
    I go walking three to five times a week and I'm at the healthy weight I'm supposed to be, no increase in weight.
    And my arches are normal. So high isn't the cause of my pains. I never had foot pains before.

    • ANSWER:
      Numerous answers have suggested plantar fasciitis, and have suggested therapies for you to do at home or products to try. Unfortunately, arch pain is not always that simple. Yes, plantar fasciitis is a common cause of arch pain, but there are many other conditions that can be contributing to your pain. Shooting pain up your ankles may suggest nerve inflammation, or even a tendon problem. Most home interventions do not resolve arch pain, especially if it has been present several months already. Instead of spending your time trying to treat this at home unsuccessfully for the next several months, go see a podiatrist for an actual diagnosis based on your exam and for a proper treatment course. Too many of my patients have waited months to years before seeking treatment for foot pain, and have unnecessarily delayed their recovery, as most common foot pain conditions can be resolved within a month or two with treatment. Do well in nursing school, and I hope you get the treatment you need so you can stand comfortably for the long hours ahead of you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Arch and heel pain in my feet (especially right foot)?
    So a couple of months ago I noticed a bad pain in my feet (in the arches) when I took my first few steps every morning after getting up. After those steps though it would go away so I didn't think anything of it. But last week I started noticing that pain would happen throughout the day after getting up from sitting (for any amount of time). The pain isn't as bad in the morning but it gets worse as the day goes on. So now in the evening when I stand up the pain shoots up my ankles and I get a sharp pain in the arch of my right foot. It takes a few minutes for this pain to go away but then I will still have a dull pain when I'm sitting or standing at times. It also hurts to stretch my right foot. What could this be? I'm starting nursing school next semester so I'll be on my feet a lot with clinicals and then of course when I'm a nurse so it would be nice to figure this out since things seem to be getting worse and I don't want to have anything wrong with my feet when I'm a nurse.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      From your description it sounds like a classic case of "Plantar Fasciitis".

      In order to provide you with the best possible assistance and diagnosis, please answer these short questions.

      1) Is there any redness or swelling visible?
      2) Does the pain go away after rest?
      3) Does it also hurt when you are not standing/walking?
      4) Is it sensitive to the touch?
      5) Do you have high or low arches?
      6) what kind of shoes you usually wear (day to day)?

      Here are some suggestions for things you can do right now.

      * Ice your heel/arch at least 4 times a day - You can roll a frozen bottle on the floor with your foot.

      * Buy off the shelf gel inserts that you can wear in your shoes.

      * Stretch your legs and feet before activity or before getting out of bed in the morning.

      * Avoid wearing "cheap" shoes like flip flops - they provide no support for your arches.

      Again, if you can answer my questions above I will be able to help you further.

      You can write to me directly if you prefer, my email is in my profile.

      Good luck and feel better!

  40. QUESTION:
    fell asleep briefly on floor, woke up and feet were in major pain, and couldn't feel them, they felt numb?
    ok so last night i fell asleep on the floor watching tv, a little while later i wake up and my feet are in major pain and hurting A LOT. i felt like i needed to change positions or walk it out, so i tried but they hurt so much i couldn't walk and i had to crawl around and if i touched them with my hands it was like they they should have been. i was really confused and in kind of daze from sleeping, and i was also quite terrified. it felt kind of like they were asleep but 1000 times more numb and quite painful so i was trying to move around a lot to get the blood flowing or something but it didn't realloy work and i felt like screaming. well then i blacked out or something and when i woke up again a little while later they were feeling a little better. but the thought of my feet like they were whenever i think about it grosses me out and i'm afraid it's going to happen again! what happened to me? thanks
    i'm young and healthy and it hsouldn't be a circulation problem because my circulation is fine and when i go to the doctor they do that thing here they check if you can feel the vibrations in your feett and they were fine, and i just had that checked a few weeks ago
    a couple hours later they feel 100 percent normal and better

    • ANSWER:
      You have to check it out though at the Doctors.. it is so difficult to do anything from here.

  41. QUESTION:
    My ankles are sore, don't know what the problem is?
    I think I've been playing to hard on them during football practice. 2 days ago I couldn't play because when I put weight on the outside of my left foot there was a sharp pain up my foot and to the ankle. Yesterday I tried running and I couldn't go hard or do any cuts, the most I could run was around 50%. Now it's just sore when I walk.
    Help? I've got a big game on Friday and I need to be in good condition to play.

    • ANSWER:
      My son plays soccer and he would have very bad ankles. The only thing we could do is tape the heck out of them. The only one who could tape them right became his wife a Professional sport trainer.

  42. QUESTION:
    If a patient is experiencing pain in the heel of their foot upon awakening and also when they get up from sit?
    If a patient is experiencing pain in the heel of their foot upon awakening and also when they get up from sitting, but not so much when they walk for some time on it, what condition could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have a spur in the heel of your foot. When you are off your feet for awhile and then go to stand up the rested spur acts up against the pressure of the weight on your foot. Go to the foot doctor there is help for you.

  43. QUESTION:
    my feet hurt when i get up.?
    I have been getting really bad pain in both my feet when i get up in the morning and from sitting too long. it only lasts a few minutes and goes away. I have hed cervical spine surgery recently and i have a bad lower back. I was just wondering if it could be associated to my back or my neck surgery. please help

    • ANSWER:
      I'll bet your pain is on your heel. If so, you have plantar fasciitis. It isn't related to your neck surgery or your back.
      It comes from changes in your foot over time. There's lots of info on the web. Also see "heel spurs".
      You need to have your doctor diagnose it, with x-ray likely, and then either physio, or orthotics, or possibly cortisone injection to fix it.
      Good luck! I feel your pain (really!- I'm having my second heel x-rayed tomorrow) The first one didn't respond to physio or corrective footwear cortisone finally did the trick.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why am I feeling pain from my dreams when I wake up?
    For the past few nights now I have been having some violent dreams and I can see myself getting hurt in the dreams and there is little pain. However, when I wake up the pain is much stronger in the spots I saw in my dream. My dreams are extreamly vivid too. I normally wake up shaking plus this new pain.

    Example: 2 nights ago I had a dream that I was at my work and I was being shot. I could see myself shot in the neck, four times in the back, once on one foot, and 4 times on the other ankle. I felt a little pain in the dream but I remember I was running on adrinalin. When I woke up the spots I knew i had been shot at on my body were stinging. Like not my whole back, just the spots i knew i was shot at. and same for my ankle. Not my whole foot. Just my ankle.

    Does anyone know why this is?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you are getting into an odd position when you sleep and resulting numbness could cause some nerve pain. Also some meds (like Chantix) can cause vivid dreaming. Taking anything new?
      When I had a ruptured disc in my lower back, I would dream of being shot, stabbed, injured in the area where I was having hard pain. Once I dreamed I was strapped to a platform on a lake and fishes were biting me in that area. My doctor laughed, but I was not amused.
      Another theory is that your soul is traveling while dreaming (astral travel) and taking a few hits along the way! It is said by those who believe this theory that re-entering the body is painful and scarey.
      Try keeping a journal, especially of the dreams. Sometimes the symbolism finally makes sense when you keep track of it.

  45. QUESTION:
    38 weeks pregnant and having left side pain?
    ok i have 38.2 weeks pregnant. and this morning i woke up to my left side hurting (i was sleeping on my right side) it feels like when you run alot or walk to much and u get that painful feeling in ur side. it feels like that only it isnt going away. my belly is hard but im only feeling the pain in my left side. when i sit or walk it is unbareable but now that im in a recycliner with my feet up the pain eases a little. what could this be

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    My feet ache really bad when I wake up in the morning. Could this be arthritis?
    For the past two months my feet are really aching in the morning. It gets better as the day goes on. The pain almost makes me limp to get around. I have not done anything different and it started all of a sudden. I woke up and there it was.... the pain. It started in one foot and now it is both. it kinda feels like how you might think it would feel if you had went hiking on rocks for a couple of hours.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a case of varicose veins causing pain in your feet rather than arthritis. In arthritis it's the knee joints that get affected the most, though I must admit, it's a painful situation in either case.

      My grandmother suffers from frozen feet in the morning where the blood circulation to her extremities (both feet and hands) get weaked due to old age and a sedantary lifestyle. She also has blood pressure problems so that contributes as well.

      A number of factors add up to the pain you're experiencing in your feet (including calcium deficiency, shin splints or ligament damage) so only medical tests can authentically prove the source and suggest a cure. Hope this helps.

  47. QUESTION:
    My feet and hands hurt when I first get up. It hurts to walk for a few hours & then the pain goes away.?
    It is hard to make a fist-my fingers feel like they are swollen and tight but they don't look it. If I squeeze my finger joints it hurts. My knuckles are very sore. It last throughout the day but it is not as bad as time goes on. First thing in the morning everything hurst! What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be bad circulation but really think you should go to doctors to get it checked out

  48. QUESTION:
    ankle pain in both feet?
    i play football and obviously it requires alot of running, but when we do sprint drill both of my feet get pain in the ankles and the the pain shoots up half way thru my leg and it hurts like hell and keeps me from running as fast as i can, i tried using a brace today and it made it worse it felt like the circulation was compleletly cut off. does anyone else have this?? know what it is? or how to prevent and cure it, icing it really doesnt help the pain is mainly when im on my feet

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. A lot of people who say they have 'ankle pain' actually have pain in a thing called the 'subtalar joint'. This is nearly always caused by pronation. Pronation also will cause leg pain. And it's worse in flat shoes like .... football boots! I think you would do well to see a podiatrist. You might well need orthotics.

  49. QUESTION:
    Back of foot pain/lump, feels like it's popping when moved downwards.?
    My foot has been really hurting at the moment, so much so I can only wear boots (shoes that don't end/touch the back of my heel). I haven't been doing any sports, the only thing I've done is walk round college and last week I wore a pair of shoes that are so comfy but they started to give me serious pain in my left foot at the back (slightly to the left) an inch up form the bottom of my foot. I thought it was just a blister so got home took off my sock and saw that there was nothing there at all, there was however a fairly small 'lump' which is sore to touch (inside on the bone) and when the back of shoes press on it. I've been looking at various sites on the internet but have found no answers. It doesn't hurt to walk to move upstairs, just when I move my foot up and down it feel as though there is a blister INSIDE my foot at the bottom on the right side. Does anyone know what is wrong with my foot and know how I can relieve/get rid of the pain?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Woke up with unexplained foot pain?
    I woke up to use the bathroom and when I got out of bed, I noticed that my heel felt like it had been hit with a hammer! Right now I have a heating pad on it and it is finally (after 45 minutes) seeming to help. It still hurts too much to go back to bed. Here's some background information - I'm in my late 20's and I'm also pregnant. I can't really take any pain relievers right now! When I went to sleep last night my foot was feeling just fine. Has this happened to anybody else?

    • ANSWER:
      heel spur, maybe? yeah. pain wasn't that bad, though. i got that when i was pregnant.