Foot pain

For the past few months I have had a pain on the top of my left foot, near my ankle. It aches during the day and hurts when I walk and flex my foot, and it causes problems when I sleep. If I touch it, it feels painful like a bruise. I don’t remember knocking it at all. I did visit the doctor after I had had pain for 2 weeks. He recommended an xray, which came back clear, so I was diagnosed with a sprain. However, I have had this pain since mid February, surely a sprain shouldn’t last this long?


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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the question. I know foot pain can be very frustrating as our feet are an integral part of movement. There are various reasons for anterior ankle pain, including bone spurs, synovitis, osteochondral lesions or arthritis. Depending on the exact cause, one of the most important initial treatments is controlling the inflammation. Often times, once the inflammation is controlled then the damaged tissue can heal.

    If your pain continues to persist I recommend getting a full biomechanical evaluation with a Podiatrist.

    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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