Pain all over left foot

I have been having a dull, achy pain in my left foot for some time now but it has seemed to severely increase in pain and sensitivity over the last couple of days. It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly where the pain is coming from because it feels like my entire foot. I think I can rule out the heel of my foot but when I walk, the pain becomes increasingly worse and the weight moves up from my heel to my toes. The top and bottom of my foot hurt as well as my ankle and up into my calf.
Not sure what to do but I am limping all over the place!

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. It is difficult to diagnose what may be causing your foot pain without examining you, but I will give you general guidelines. Due to the complexity of the tendons, muscles and ligaments in the foot it is sometimes hard to pinpoint where the pain is originating.

    What I advise patients to do is try to associate their foot pain with what activities aggravate the pain the most. Do you feel the pain when you just stand on your foot or do you have to be moving? Do you feel the pain when you are striking the heel or when you are pushing off? Each of these different movements requires different muscles and tendons to stabilize the foot. Do you actively participate in any sports or running?

    Often time foot pain is associated with overuse injury or accumulation of micro-trauma to the soft tissue or bones of the feet. If you have tried stretching and minimizing your activity and do not feel a decrease in pain, I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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