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Stinging pain going up ankle

For the last month, I have been experiencing a ‘stinging nettle pain’ above my left ankle going slightly up the side of my leg for about 1″. It has only just started spreading upwards the last few days. Explained this to my Doctor who said I could wait until I get appointment from Podiatrist which(read more)

Areas of burning sensation to touch

Hello – I first noticed a burning pain (to the touch) on the left side of my right big toe about three weeks ago. I thought it might have been a bug bite but it hasn’t healed. On closer inspection, the skin is hard and swollen, like a big callous, it gives a burning sensation(read more)

Foot injury and swelling

I am 67 in good health. Last August I stepped on one of the kids toys and my foot has been swelling. It was between the arch and heel. I am going to orthopedics. He gave me a cortisone shot twice and the ordered some inserts for my tennis shoes. My foot has still been(read more)

Crusty skin around big toe nail

I am a 62-year-old female and have started to develop hard crusty white skin around my big toes. What is causing this and what can I do to alleviate and prevent it? Thank you.

Toenail injury

I got a toenail injury four months ago causing the big nail to fall off. As it grew back the skin on the nail bed turned hard, shiny, swollen, white yellow, and smooth. Is this bad or normalize?

Fractured foot healing process?

hello. i was diagnosed with a metatarsal stress fracture, possibly more than 1. it has been 3 weeks since i recently started experiencing pain and 2 weeks since i saw a podiatrist. she put me in a boot for 4 weeks, but it doesn’t feel like it’s still hurts a lot and the pain(read more)

Heel / rear arch pain not responding to various treatments

I am an otherwise healthy 32 year old athletic male. I am strong / normal weight (5ft 11inch, 160 lbs, 12% body fat). I had been a runner but not super high mileage (10 or 15 miles per week). I ran a half marathon two months ago. My foot felt ok after the race, but(read more)

Corn and burning sensation

Doctor, I am 18 yrs old and I have a corn on my foot.  At times I feel a burning sensation in the morning after waking up.

Foot discomfort walking

When I sit down, even for a short while, when I stand up my feet feel uncomfortable and I struggle to walk; its not a pain just feels weird.

Sweat seeds?

I go to a foot care person who takes out these seed looking things that causes pain in my heels.. the person says they are called sweat seeds ?? i can not find anything about this online…. do you know what she is referring to? saying something about my foot sweating so much… ??? please(read more)
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