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I keep getting a sharp pain on my foot (around the centre not

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I keep getting a sharp pain on my foot (around the centre not the sole), it last for about 3-4 seconds, it seems random and occurs sometimes when i'm not using my feet e.g lying down.

Its very painful but its very short,
is it a warning sign for something?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to and thanks for your question .
Is this the top of your foot?Or the bottom of your foot?
Swelling , redness on affected area?
Does this pain go mostly towards toes or heel?
Do you have numbness, tingling sensation ?
Any history of trauma ?
Prolonged standing ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is no redness or physical symtoms and no history, I do more sitting than standing.
there no pain around the toe or heeel
its just a sharp pain in the centre bottom of the foot.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 5 years ago.
Do you have pain while walking , standing ?
Associated lower back pain ?
Since how long have you been suffering from ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
its been happening for a few months it comes and goes, its also very random, I rarely get back pain.

it happens when im lying down or watching tv, or sometimes walking, its very random.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for providing more information .
Well as you describe you have no associated swelling , redness and history of trauma so your symptoms are most likely caused by nerve irritation as you have pain usually at certain positions.
So you should do some gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and apply warm compresses .
Also take OTC Motrin .
Wear light weight shoes .
If your symptoms 'll persist then consult a podiatrist for a clinical examination for further evaluation and management .
I hope this helps.
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