Foot pain from knee pain

I twisted my knee about three weeks ago. I felt pain in it that began to subside over the past few weeks. This morning, though, I woke up to worse knee pain than I had experienced from it to date. I fell back asleep eventually, and then when I woke up again the pain in my knee was completely gone but now there is pain in my foot.

It almost feels like there is pressure in my foot when I fully put it down on the ground. It’s toward the front of my foot around the ball behind the toes. The heel does not hurt and is what I have been limping on today. It hurts to curl my toes forward or backward. It is worse than the knee pain was and is making it much more difficult to walk.

I don’t understand how pain can just stop in my knee and then start in my foot.

Thank you for your time.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your pain, however I will give you general guidelines. If you have not had any sudden trauma to your foot, it is possible that due to your knee pain you were altering the way you walk.

    This can increase the stress placed on the foot and eventually lead to pain. I would be aware of which movements create the pain and if you can associate this to any altered walk. If you did over-stress your foot, usually rest can alleviate the symptoms. If your pain persists, I do recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate your foot pain.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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