Foot pain

Hi i have been tramping all weekend with good tramping boots, in the last couple of days i have developed a very strong pain in my right foot, it is on the outside edge just below the ankle, it has a very tender spot to touch and is painfull to walk on. it wakes me during the night and contiues to throbduring the day. i did fall a couple of time but had no affect at the time and as i say have good supporting boots, there seems to be a small amount of swelling.

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. Pain first step in the morning is characteristic of either Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Both soft tissue tightness often respond well to calf stretching, icing and anti-inflammatories. If the pain persists, I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can more accurately assess and diagnosis your condition. In the mean time, I would also recommend ensuring that you are wearing supportive footwear throughout the day and often it is overuse and microtrauma that leads to the initial symptoms in both Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    The hill on my right foot hurts when I walk; also, my foot is very sore when I wake up around my ankle and top of my foot. Once I start trying to walk on it the ankle feels somewhat better but it still has pain when walking.

  3. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your foot pain, however I will do my best to guide you. There are several small ligaments, tendons and soft tissue structures that wrap around the bones on either side of the ankle. It is possible that the uneven terrain during your hike over-stressed these structures. I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and guide you in your treatment. In the mean time, I would try to limit your activity, use a compressive dressing such as an ACE bandage, ice the ankle and elevate the foot. Many mild soft tissue injuries will heal within a 1 – 2 week period. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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