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I've got been having some pain on the top of my foot

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Hi - I've got been having some pain on the top of my foot particularly after much walking or playing tennis. Any ideas what this could be?


Associated lower back pain?

Swelling,redness on affected area?

Do you have pain in toes?

Which foot is involved?

History of Diabetes,etc?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No lower back pain
No real visible swelling
No pain in toes
Right foot involved only
No history of diabetes
No other related medical history
No medications
FIrst noticed the morning after playing tennis. Tennis in particular seems to aggravate it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The pain is felt more predominantly felt about an inch below the toes.

Thanks for providing more information.

As you describe,possible causes may include ?Tendonitis??Tenosynovitis??Metatarsalgia??Nerve compression.
You can try some self care measures which may include

First 24 hours,apply ice on affected area 5-10 minutes 2 times a day.
After 24 hours,do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment like diclofenac sodium and apply warm compresses with a heating pad.

Wear ace bandage.
Take OTC Motrin 200-400 mg every 4-6 hourly.

Elevate your leg.

Avoid physical activity for a while.

Physical therapy will also be helpful.
You should Make sure that shoes fit properly. You need to Select and wear the right shoe for specific activities.

You should avoid walking barefoot, which increases the risk for injury and infection.

If you have severe pain then X-ray of foot should be done to rule out fracture.

If your symptoms'll persist then consult an Orthopedist for further evaluation and management.

I hope this helps.

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