Sharp pain along the medial aspect of the left foot when I point my toes.

This started about 6 weeks ago, I would move my foot and sharp burning pain would shoot down the medial aspect of my left foot just above the arch, between the flexor tendon and the arch. Now it is numb, but hurts to touch it and has started to shoot pain when the foot is at rest. I have no pain to walk or flex the foot up. I feel like the tingling numbness is moving further up also, there is a bit of it at the bottom of my ankle now. I did not injury my foot in any way, I have worn the same shoes. I am not overweight and not a diabetic, I am active, but not a runner. I am not on my feet all day or even more than average. I have no known neurological issues.
Should I see my PCP or seek a specialist? What could this possibly be? A nerve issue or tendon? It is really starting to bother me all day now.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. Sounds like you should see a Podiatrist for a thorough examination.

    In the brief description you provided it sounds like it may be a nerve issue however without examining you I cannot determine fully.

    Until you see a Podiatrist I would take anti-inflammatory to address any soft tissue / tendon / nerve inflammation.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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