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My foot is hurting and it is difficult to walk. The pain is

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My foot is hurting and it is difficult to walk.
The pain is on the heel but also going up a
Little on the back of my heel. It also hurts near my arch and then pain going toward my little toe. Any idea?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Posterior tibial nerve entrapment at the ankle can cause this type of symptoms.

Bone spur or arthritis at the ankle level can result in nerve entrapment.

The diagnosis can be made by nerve conduction study.

Orthotic shoes, foot specific exercises should help usually.

More resistant cases may need steroid injection.

Surgical decompression is reserved for last resort.

You should consult with a foot surgeon first.

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