Painful to put weight on

I’m not sure what I did. All I can think of is banging my heel yesterday, now today I can’t put all my weight on my right foot when standing or walking without pain. The pain is in the arch of my left foot from about the middle of the arch starting more toward the left side of the arch to my big toe. It bring discomfort to move my big toe. I find I can’t walk normal, so I’m forced to compensate by trying to walk on the outer portion of my foot without bending my toes. I also try to keep pressure off the arch. One last thing, my arch and toes seemed very stiff after waking up today. Any suggestions to decrease the discomfort or identify the issue would be great.

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing the pain, however I will give you some general guidelines to hopefully alleviate the pain. Sounds like you are describing soft tissue inflammation which is being stressed when you walk.

    To begin to alleviate the inflammation, I recommend trying either ice or oral anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve. Stretching the calves can decrease tension placed on the back and bottom of the foot. Most soft tissue injuries begin to resolve in 1 -2 weeks. If your pain persists, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and guide treatment.

    Good luck!

    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.

  2. Caitlin Engel

    My right foot is hurting really bad,and feel like a pull muscle on top of my foot. And I can’t put very much weight on it, or it will hurt.

  3. Chantelle guy

    I have pain on the left side of my photo and it is very hard to put pressure on to it feels like I’ve strained a muscle but it is inbetween the 5th metacarpal and my ankle could you know what this could possibly be

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