Pain on top of foot

For several days I have had pain on the top of my foot from the ankle down towards the toes. There is slight swelling in the middle on the top of the foot also. I can not remember doing anything to cause this.

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  1. Foot-com

    Larry,
    I too woke up two days ago w/a very painful foot. It felt a little sore the night before but I thought nothing of it. Well the next morning I could barely walk from the pain. I had gout years ago and knew this was not gout. The pain was on my right foot above the middle toes-in the area between the toe joints and the foot. I could not bend my toes. I immediately took Ibuprofen (800mg) and applied ice pack for 20 mins. I repeated this several times a day. Now two days later it is 90+% cleared up!
    Hope this helps – Tony

  2. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without examining your foot or seeing a picture of exactly where you are talking about, it is going to be difficult for me to accurately guide you. If you can upload a picture that would be great – otherwise I’d start by icing, NSAIDs, rest and elevation (RICE).

    It is most likely an acute inflammatory response which you can help by pulling back on your activity to decrease inflammation. We see a lot of overuse, acute inflammatory conditions in Podiatry so I’d start with this treatment. If your pain persists after 1 week, I’d see a Podiatrist in person who can take x-rays and better evaluate you.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  3. Foot-com

    I have pain on the top of my left foot just to the right of the large tendon coming from my big toe, it’s about 1 square inch that is very tender to touch and painful when walking, I just woke up this morning with pain didn’t do anything that I can recall

    Larry W Nolan

  4. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to accurately diagnose you. However I can give general recommendations. I’d start with foot mobility exercises by rolling your feet and calves with a foam roller or RAD Roller http://www.radroller.com.

    Often times the way we walk can put a lot of stress on our feet leading to foot pain. Try to pull back on your activity and walking for the next couple days to see if this helps to reduce your pain.

    If your pain persists then I’d recommend seeing a Podiatrist.

    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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