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Foot pain

Foot pain: Introduction

Pain can arise from a variety of causes ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations are called paresthesias; see foot paresthesias. All pain or pain-like sensations need prompt medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Foot pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Foot pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Foot pain

Home medical tests possibly related to Foot pain:

Causes of Types of Foot pain:

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Review causes of more specific types of Foot pain:

Foot pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Foot pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Foot pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Foot pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Foot pain may include:

Stories from Users for Foot pain

Real-life user stories relating to Foot pain:

Message Boards for Foot pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Foot pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Foot pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Foot pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the gait including limping and abnormal toe in or out
    • Inspect for any deformities - e.g. hammer toes, bunions, claw toes.
    • Look for any skin changes - e.g. signs of peripheral vascular disease such as cold skin, lack of hair, non- healing ulcers; focal redness may suggest cellulitis, osteomyelitis, other types of infections or erythermalgia ; plantar warts.
    • Feel the foot for tenderness
  • more tests...»

Foot pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Foot pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Foot pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Foot pain:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Foot pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Thalidomide and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalomid and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalidomide and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalomid and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalidomide and dapsone interaction
  • Thalomid and dapsone interaction
  • more interactions...»

Foot pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Foot pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foot pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foot pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Foot pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Foot pain

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Foot pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Foot pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Foot pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Foot pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Foot pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Foot pain may include, but is not limited to:

  • Foot
  • Foot Muscles
  • Foot Nerves

Detailed list of causes of Foot pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Foot pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Foot pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foot pain. Of the 206 causes of Foot pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 200 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foot pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Foot pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Gout ... pain in arch of foot, pain in ball of foot











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Causes of Foot pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Foot pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Foot pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Foot pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Foot pain:

    Subtypes of Foot pain:

    Heel pain (31 causes), Heel burning sensation (22 causes), Heel paresthesia/ tingling (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Foot pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Foot pain:

    Toe pain (20 causes), Ankle pain (56 causes), Heel pain (31 causes), Leg pain (214 causes), Foot paresthesia (54 causes), Toe paresthesia (8 causes), Over-use of feet, Poorly fitting shoes, New shoes, Tight shoes, Muscle strain (8 causes), Ligament strain, Foot trauma, Foot injury, Sports injury, Obesity (236 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Foot pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Foot pain

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