Foot Pain

Foot pain can be present anywhere on foot, as the soles, arches, heels, or toes. Improperly fitting shoes, obesity, sprain, fracture, foot corn, callus, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, diabetic foot, etc., are some causes of foot pain. Most foot pains resolve with rest, wearing correct fitting shoes, orthopedic slippers, braces, footpads, and cold compress. The foot must be kept in an elevated position while resting, and painkillers help in effectively managing foot pain.

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Why do I have pain running from my left lower back to my left foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain that runs from the left lower back to the stomach, onto the left thigh and all the way to my left foot. I was stretching sideways while sitting with stretched legs when I heard a loud click. I cannot lift my leg straight to my chest, and I feel pain in my hip while lying dow...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must have locked your vertebral facet joint in a wrong pattern, due to which the L5-S1 nerve entrapment has occurred. As a result, you are getting the radiating pain. It is a case ofradiculopathy, so get a seven-day physiotherapy session consisting of the following....  Read Full »

My mother has severe pain in lower back joints, upper foot and she is on calcium. Should she continue it?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has pain in lower back joints, and upper foot, earlier she has felt current in the left arm. Pain is severe. Please suggest medicine. MRI reports show nerve root pressing. She used to take calcium 500 mg. Should she continue calcium?  Read Full »


Maan Singh Dhanjal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After taking a look at the MRI reports that you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like your mother has moderate arthritis in her cervical spine and lumbar spine, which is starting to cause nerve compression. Ibuprofen 600 mg an...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent pain in my foot after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my foot during a fall in a creek, a month ago. There is no bruising or swelling. The pain is on the outside of my foot, on the top. It has been getting worse. I am unable to walk or stand for long periods of time. I have been taking Ibuprofen, putting ice on it, and resting. ...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your fall. As your pain is not resolved even after taking pain medications and ice compress frequently, I recommend you go for an X-ray of your foot in the anterior-posterior and lateral views to rule out a hairline fracture. I also suggest you stop...  Read Full »

Can a chiropractor help with pain in the right arm, hip, and right foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dull pain in my right arm while making certain movements. During swimming, breaststroke movements produce deep dull pain. I have pain when I stretch my right arm above my head again. I have a dull pain when I have a pull on my inner arm. My head movement to the right side is pai...  Read Full »


Radhika Kariya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints can be managed by doing physiotherapy. Pain while doing overhead activities suggests that muscles situated above the shoulder and sides of the neck are weak. Having dull pain while doing particular overhead activities can be managed by changing habit...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ...  Read Full »

How to fix sharp pain in my left foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently taken up running. At the very end of my run four days ago, when I had stopped running and walking home, I started experiencing very sharp pain on the outside edge of my left foot. The pain was not in my ankle or the top of my foot, just the very outside on the edge of my...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think firstly you should give some rest to the joint. Wait for three days for the inflammation to subside. You may have developed a sprain. In these three days, use a crepe bandage and do hot water fomentation. After three days, see if the pain has come down. I...  Read Full »

The skin on my left foot feels raw after standing for a long time. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My work requires me to be on my feet. After working for 14 hours on two consecutive days, the skin on my left foot feels like it is raw. What could be causing it to feel like this?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sometimes happens when we unknowingly put undue pressure on our feet, but it cannot be avoided as we are bipedal. But make sure to give rest frequently to your feet. Take rest and sit down every half an hour for at least 10 minutes. Do some foot massage when free. Do ...  Read Full »

I have pain in foot after ankle injury making it difficult to run. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my ankle three weeks ago and there is a pain somewhere behind the foot. I am able to walk and jog slowly but not able to run. So what might be the reason behind this pain and what should I do to start running again?  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, it could be an improperly healed ankle sprain. Nothing to worry. I recommend you to kindly do a lot of icing frequently on your ankle. Keep stretching your calf muscles. Roll a tennis ball under your calf muscles. Do not force your...  Read Full »

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