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The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. - Buddha

My foot hurts. Why does my foot hurt? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jul 2, 2014 - 16 answers

Why am I having leg, ankle and foot pains when I walk and jog?

I recently started a mix of walking and jogging for an hour a day, to help me lose weight. I'm about a hundred pounds overweight and until now have been pretty sedentary. Since I started walking and jogging, I've had aching, tight pains in my shins, ankles and heels. What could be causing this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening? [more inside]
posted by qi on Jun 23, 2014 - 28 answers

Am I rushing in to surgery?

I posted this question a few weeks ago. Since then I have taken the hive's advice and sought medical attention. The results have been less than thrilling. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Hear me out so we can walk away!

Our son is about to be 17 months and he can't stand or walk unassisted. I know, I know, kids do things on their own schedule. I think there may be a bigger problem than sheer will at work here. I believe his left foot is pronated and preventing him from being able to balance properly. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jun 19, 2014 - 15 answers

What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Looking for a foot/ortho specialist in Madison

I've managed to injure both my ankles badly enough that I basically can't walk. Any suggestions for an orthopedic specialist in Madison, WI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 6 answers

What is this weird foot pain?

Three or four weeks ago I fell at work...and then days later, fell down some steps at home. I know, I'm coordinated like that. Ever since the falls I've had pain that goes across the top of my foot. It's been a while now and the pain isn't getting better...but it's not getting worse either. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Apr 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Ow my foot ow ow

YANMD but do you have any idea what's making my foot hurt? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Mar 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Shoes where I can wear my orthotics for normally barefoot activities?

Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Dec 17, 2013 - 5 answers

The agony of da feets

Please help me (a hefty male) find shoes sneakers that are comfortable! Requirements: US size 10.5-11, wide width (3E), wide toe box for bunion comfort and vegan. Preferably shoes that don't look like Herman Munster's. Actually, that's totally OK. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 answers

All I need is a little support...for my feet

Help me find a better soft arch support! I have been using Dr. Scholl's For Her arch supports in my work flats and low heels and, while they are soft and supportive, they never stay in place! Has anyone found an arch support that a) stays in one place and b) doesn't add as much bulk to a shoe as an orthodic or Superfeet?
posted by msfrizzle on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Plantar fasciitis progression and recovery?

I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I've read about it on the web, and it feels like either everyone else is understating the pain and mobility limitations or mine is much worse than everyone else. Help me manage my expectations for my recovery. [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Aug 30, 2013 - 34 answers

Help! I have hobbit feet!

My feet are, frankly, gross. What can I do at home to make them less gross? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jul 30, 2013 - 48 answers

What can I do about the blister that I ALWAYS get on my baby toe?

Whenever I wear basically any leather shoes that aren't boots, I get the EXACT same blister on the baby toe of my right foot. (Not just leather shoes, actually—sandals, Crocs, etc do it too). In most cases I feel pain in the first few SECONDS of wearing them. What can I do about this short of amputating my toe? The pain really becomes unbearable quickly and it's really hard for me to wear dress shoes because of this. Band-aids help somewhat but am I doomed to be putting them on my baby toe for life?
posted by saltykmurks on Jul 19, 2013 - 29 answers

Under the knife worries

I'm having major surgery and despite working in healthcare, am nervous off my rocker because I've personally never had surgery or anesthesia before. I'm also worried about life while healing and staying active while healing. Please help. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Jun 17, 2013 - 41 answers

I maybe broke a toe last month, still having off-and-on pain. Now what?

On May 20th, I stubbed my pinkie toe very very badly. I wasn't sure if I'd broken it, but it hurt enough that I taped it up for a couple of days. The reading I did suggested that that was all a doctor would probably do for a broken pinkie toe, anyway. The toe swelled up some, and I experienced some pretty dramatic bruising, much of it focused on the "knuckle" area of my foot, right above the toe. Weeks later, I'm still having episodes of pain that come and go. I'm not sure how to proceed. Details within... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jun 15, 2013 - 25 answers

Do I have foot fungus?

Warning, question not for the faint of heart: My big toenails are yellowing with some gross gunk under my nails. Is it fungus? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on May 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Med mystery #436: what does the following pattern of symptoms suggest?

What started as an overuse injury has bloomed into a shape-shifting pain octopus, over two and a bit years. I’m not sure which pains mean what, or what to emphasize with my rheumatologist. (Maybe this is about me and maybe it isn’t, but I’ll say it’s me for the purposes of this hypothetical question, and nobody’s my doctor, either.) [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Foot healed. Heel hurts. Help heel heal?

I broke a metatarsal in my foot last September, and (without a follow-up X-ray, which I really should do at some point), it seems better. My heel, however, hurts like the dickens. What's up, foot? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 17, 2013 - 18 answers

3-year old has footache

my son is almost 4 year old now. at night while sleeping he frequently wakes up complaining about foot ache. the pain usually centers around the forefoot area. however, during the day he never has any foot pains. asked his pediatrician about it a couple of months ago. but once he was told that my son never had the same issue during the day, he just told us that there is no need to worry. yesterday he had another "episode" and was actually crying pretty bad about the pain. shall we be concerned? what shall we do now that even his doctor doesn't think it's a problem. thank you for any advice...
posted by kingfish on Apr 12, 2013 - 30 answers

What type of shoe inserts do I need?

The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Best practices for foot eczema?

I'm an adult who's recently developed eczema on the tops of both of my feet. My dermatologist is pretty certain it's not contact dermatitis or anything fungal, so, yay! More chronic skin stuff. Blerg. How can I keep my feet from becoming red, inflamed balls of pain? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Mar 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Mysterious foot pain - what could it be?

I have been having a lot of foot pain that has been building for months. They only hurt when I am sitting still. My googling has proved fruitless, do you have any ideas what it could be? [more inside]
posted by sock puppetron on wheels on Mar 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Sorry for being gross

I think I have athlete's foot. How do I stay clean and keep my shoes clean? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 answers

What can you tell me about custom orthotics?

I have seen a podiatrist and have been diagnosed with hallux limitus. I wore an aircast for about 6 weeks starting in December, and felt improvement upon my return visit, but my doctor warned that it was likely my original pain would return and it has. I understand it will get worse with age. The doctor recommended custom orthotics, and told me to schedule a follow-up to get the mold made if I decided to pursue that course. Before I do, I want to understand a little more about what this means and how it will help. [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Feb 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me find the right shoes to fix my foot pain

I've hod ongoing pain for months in my right foot, and after seeing a doctor and getting x-rays and and MRI done, the best advice he had for me was to buy new shoes and hope the pain eventually goes away. My question is, what sort of shoes am I looking for? I spend about an hour each day walking between classes, work, and my car—aside from that, I'm not terribly active. I'm also on somewhat of a budget, but if I need to pay $100 to not have to limp around, I'll gladly pay.
posted by reductiondesign on Jan 30, 2013 - 20 answers

I have a crazy itchy spot on my foot.

Every once in awhile, I'll get this rediculously itchy spot on the sole of my foot. It's always on the exact same place, in the middle of my foot in the nook right where the ball of my foot meets the rest of my foot. It only happens on one foot, and only for about 5-10 minutes on any given day. It doesnt happen every day, but I haven't been able to figure out what's different about the days it does itch. There is no visable rash, scab, scar, discharge, flakiness, nothing. There is no visable difference in that part of my foot. Does anyone else get this? What is it from and how do I make it go away? (And yes, it is itching now.)
posted by Weeping_angel on Jan 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Mystery metatarsals.

For the past few months, when I wake up in the morning (or get up in the middle of the night), I experience pain between/around my 4th and 5th metatarsals when I put any weight on that foot--more on the side and top than the sole (it is not plantar fasciitis). Within 5-10 minutes, it stops and doesn't hurt at all for the rest of the day. My GP, orthopedist and physical therapist are stumped. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Footie pj pants for small child

Where can I buy footed/footie/feetie pajama pants (not a zip-up footed suit) in size 4, 4T or 5? Ideally boys', but purple is okay. I don't want to make them, or sew socks onto existing pants. [more inside]
posted by xo on Nov 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Tell me why my foot may be warm

I feel like someone is holding a heating pad to the bottom of my right foot. What the hell? [more inside]
posted by msali on Nov 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you help me find a unique foot rest for under my desk?

Help me find something comfortable, functional and maybe fun or unique to rest my feet on under my desk. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I need to see a doc for plantar fasciitis treatment?

I know I have plantar fasciitis. I'm stretching and working to decrease my inflammation. Do I need to see a doc? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 18, 2012 - 25 answers

Dr. House, you're wanted in podiatry.

I'm having a foot flexibility problem that I can't figure out. YANMD, unless you are, hey doc! It's the end of a long string of problems that I got over, but this last thing is hanging on, and i'm not sure how it is related to past problems (achilles tendonitis and some arch issues in that foot). [more inside]
posted by shimmer on Oct 18, 2012 - 1 answer

Broken Metatarsals in Dogs 101

Fractured metatarsals in dogs. My dog has broken three metatarsals in one hind paw - the fractures are straight across in the same line. We've been advised to see an orthopedic vet to discuss surgery vs. splinting. What should we know going into this meeting? Can you suggest good questions to ask? Can this kind of injury be caused by stress, i.e. jumping on a hard surface? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me heal my heel!

Will my plantar fasciitis (plus heel spur/bursitis) keep me on the sidelines now that I finally get a shot at having my own life? How do I cope with this as an unemployed/uninsured overweight person who has no choice but to be on their feet all day? [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Aug 13, 2012 - 33 answers

Foot tingling for 2 days after crouching - Serious? Pinched nerve?

Foot tingling for 2 days after crouching - Serious? Pinched nerve? [more inside]
posted by PompatusOfLove on Jul 27, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I best keep my shoes from smelling up my walk-in closet?

How can I best keep my walk-in closet from smelling like my shoes? And how can I best keep my shoes from smelling up my walk-in closet? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 9, 2012 - 14 answers

My left foot.

YANAD/YANMD. My foot is bothering me - is it something that I should be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jul 5, 2012 - 12 answers

What's this pain in my ankle?

Pain in my ankle. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on May 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Trying to get on the good foot but this sprain isn't helping

An old foot injury is kicking up. Your advice and experiences wanted. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Accessories for a shorter foot?

I have one foot that is 1/2 inch longer than the other. Are there any good ways to make the shorter foot fit my shoes better? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Hey, Booboo.

Why do my feet hurt when I do yoga? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Feb 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Left foot, right foot, left foot, OW!

Woke up this morning with a lot of pain in my right foot. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Feb 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Sore foot needs a doctor recommendation.

My foot hurts from running. Can anyone recommend a good foot care person in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jan 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Help cure my foot smell!

Cure my foot funk! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 27 answers

new year's resolution fail

I went for a rather long, brisk walk yesterday after an extended period of holiday-season inactivity and didn't think to stretch first (stupid, I know). Now I've got lower leg pain along the front where the leg meets the ankle, and the balls of my feet are hurting. Can anyone recommend some stretches or something else that will make the pain go away for now? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 4, 2012 - 11 answers

a nervous tic became a foot problem

Have you ever had this awful tender thing happen to the ball of your foot? How did it get fixed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Foot pain, what is it?

My 85 year old diabetic mother-in-law has been having what she describes as throbbing pain in her foot for several months now. Could this be plantar fascitis or neuropathy? [more inside]
posted by sandyp on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

How to pwn a friend.

My friend agreed for me to full on tackle him... We are in the 10th grade, I outweigh him by probably 80lbs, and he said he would let me do it... Questions: can we get in trouble or suspended? Im will only be a few feet away, and he will have pillows, a helmet, and will land on some grass, can he (or I) get hurt? And finally, if one of us DOES get hurt, what will the injurys be?
posted by sizzil34 on Sep 2, 2011 - 28 answers

My feet are killing me.

Please help me find boots/shoes with sufficient arch and ankle support! [more inside]
posted by Logic Sheep on Aug 31, 2011 - 5 answers

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