sharp recurring pain in top of foot near little toe

About two weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with stabbing pains in top of my left foot near the little toe. It periodically recurred the rest of the night, but went away after getting up. Last night, the same thing happened in my right foot and is persisting this morning after being up for 5 hours. Last night, I put ice on it, but that increased the pain. I am in good health and not diabetic. Age 74 male.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your pain but I will give you some recommendations.

    Most pain at night is related to nerve health. Depending on exactly where the pain is felt in the foot, it may be following a nerve. Is the pain worse when you stand or walk? Pain that is felt when you are non-weight bearing is also often nerve related. If you have not seen a Podiatrist yet, I recommend having a full examination to rule out any neurological, vascular or orthopedic causes for your foot pain.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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