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Foot injury

I hurt my foot about a year ago by dropping a large rock on it (occupational hazard of geology) and went to the doctor then to get it checked out and it was damage to the ligaments and some slight bone bruising. Had to wear a boot for 2 weeks. Recently, it’s really been bothering(read more)

Burning pain in heel

What can I do to heal the burning sensation I get in the heel of my left foot when I stretch my leg out straight and lift my toes upwards towards my calf? Like when doing downward dog in yoga. Is this something I can tape or what else can I do to stop the(read more)

Heel pain after doing cardio

Hello, I recently started doing some cardio for 30 min. every other day, and around four days ago, when I woke up, I felt pain in the back of my left foot. There’s no swelling, and it hurts most during the morning, when I wake up, and gradually gets better during the day. However, when(read more)

Lost big toenail

I have lost my big toenail, should I soak my foot in Epsom salt or keep dry?

Sharp pain that fades as I walk

Good morning, I broke the 5th metatarsal of my left foot (dominant foot) around 8 years ago. It was described as looking like a broken egg shell in the x-ray. It took about 8-10 weeks for the healing process to fully start and a further 4-6 weeks before I was discharged by the doctor. I(read more)

Previous ankle injury giving me problems

Let’s see, so I broke my ankle a few months ago and I had it surgically repaired and has been hurting since and it really agitates my foot. I have asked my doctor about this but he says I need to give it time but I need another opinion on why it still hurts so(read more)

Lump on bottom of foot

Monday evening a took a step and got a sharp stinging pain. I walked upstairs and thought I had stepped on a piece of glass. On the bottom of my foot near my second toe started swelling and I could feel a small lump. The sharp pain has gone away however I still have a(read more)

Activity too early after surgery. Damage?

Hi, I had ankle surgery to remove a screw from the outer part of the join from a previous surgery. Further the doctor created some scar tissue that will act like cartilage as I sustained some injury from a fracture years ago that wore some that cartilage away. Doctor told me it was okay to(read more)

Botched Bunion Surgery

Hello and thank you in advance for your consideration relative to my question. I had bunion surgery in 2011 (rt foot) and 2012 (left foot). Unfortunately, the left foot surgery was admittedly (by the podiatrist) the incorrect procedure for my particular deformity. I was told that the deformity was one of the worst and that(read more)

Grayish lump on foot

My mom’s foot is swollen and has a bump on top of the foot and it looks like a grayish color what could this be?
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