Severe foot/ankle pain


I am having bad foot/ankle pain and was wondering if you give me some indication as to what the issue may be and the type of doctor I should see concerning the pain.
This pain moves around throughout both feet, the best way to describe the pain is that it aches like I just got a new pair of shoes and they hurt my feet. (only I’m not wearing shoes must of the time and I haven’t gotten anything new) The pain is bilateral and feel relatively the same in both feet. Then the anterior portion of my ankle hurts, like where anterior tibialis would be, that’s where the worst pain is on both feet.
I wake up each day with little pain and by the end of the day I can hardly stand for anything to touch my feet. I just can’t figure out what could be causing this.
Just to give you an indication for risk factors, I am 30 y/o female, height 4’11” weight 98lbs. I don’t smoke, or drink.
I am currently a full time student, I’m not on my feet to an abnormal degree.
Can you help point me in the right direction?

Thank you.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. I would see a Podiatrist and get a full biomechanical exam. Sounds like your feet may not have sufficient stability to resist the activities of your normal day. This is very common and can be addressed through supportive footwear, foot strengthening and daily stretches. If you notice any additional symptoms such as tingling, numbness or swelling – these would be important symptoms to share with the Podiatrist. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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