Sharp pain in my toes

I’ve been experiencing general foot pain all over but mainly I’ve had sharp pain in my toes (mostly in the third & fourth but I’ve experienced big toe and second toe pain as well). I also feel pain in my ball-of-foot near my toes, especially when barefoot. I also experience burning and numbness in the arch. And I’ve had sharp pain at the top of my foot as well (forefoot & midfoot).

Further, I’ve been experiencing lower back pain and sharp tailbone pain (my joints sometimes feel like they are pulling away from each other there) that I suspect may be related to my foot issues. Aetrex shoes alleviate the pain when walking but I was wondering if there’s anything I can do to regain foot health to wear I can function without orthotic shoes. I know I have extremely high arches as I’ve had my feet examined before. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the discomforts associated with this particular foot type besides wearing healthy shoes?

Thank you for your help!

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    First I’d make sure that this is not coming from an issue in your lower back. Radiculopathy is a nerve impingement in the lower back that radiates to the feet. You would need to see a Chiropractor or Physiatrist for this.

    If they rule out this issue then I’d focus on general foot strength and mobility. Release your feet 5 min in morning and night everyday by standing on golf ball or RAD Roller followed by 5 min of calf stretches.

    For foot strengthening you can find exercises including short foot on my YouTube Channel

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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