Pain Across the Top of the Foot

Pain Across the Top of the Foot

There are many causes for pain accross the top of the foot. The most common causes of pain across the top of the foot is a prominent metatarsal exostosis. This can lead to arthritis & nerve pain over the years. Watch this video for more detailed information about this predicament!!!

 

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The most likely causes of pain across the top of the foot:

1)Metatarsal Exostosis: A hard bump

This is a fancy name for a bone growth on top of your foot.

  • The two bones at the joint can develop extra bone growth which feels like a big lump on the top of your foot.
  • It is usually associated with bone spurs or arthritis in your mid-foot.
  • It is also common in high arched feet.
  • This problem unfortunately is part of the bone, so it will either need surgery or accommodation.
  • If it is really irritating you, this can cause medial dorsal cutaneous nerve irritation on top of your foot.
  • This can cause numbness, burning or tingling in the foot or the big toe.
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This is called a boney exostosis.

 

2) Medial Dorsal Cutaneous Nerve Irritation:

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It is possible to compress the nerves on top of your foot, this can lead to weeks of numbness, burning or tingling.
  • This can cause numbness, burning & tingling at the top of your foot & big toe.
  • This is due to the compression of the nerve on top of your midfoot & big toe.
  • This nerve compression is reversible, but it can take days, weeks or months.
  • This type of nerve irritation is known as neuropraxia.

 

 

3) Sprained Top Of Foot:

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A sprain in the midfoot can cause bruising, swelling & soreness. Treatment starts initially with controlling inflammation.
  • A sprain in the top of the foot or the arch is called a Lisfranc sprain.
  • In most cases it is usually only a sprain that lasts a couple days to a couple weeks.
  • But in some cases it may be essential to seek imaging & further treatment.

 

4) Arch Pain & Mid-Foot Pain:

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Pain in the arch & midfoot is one of the most common foot problems! 15% of people around the world suffer from this problem.
  • Arch pain is one of the most common sources of foot pain in the world.
  • 15% of all people get it in there lives.
  • This pain is usually worse in the morning & gets better after moving around for a little while.
  • If you have pain after rest & in the morning, consider this!

 

 

5) Ganglionic cyst – A soft bump:

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A ganglion cyst is a fluid pocket that can leak out from the joints. It can feel hard or soft, but it is not a dangerous tumor!
  • Ganglionic cysts are soft masses across the top of the foot which are not immediately dangerous!
  • These are simply pockets of fluid that pouches out from the joints of your foot bones like a balloon.
  • Treatment consists of draining and removing the pocket of fluid.
  • But they should still be check out by a podiatrist because there is a chance that they may be something a little more dangerous.

 

6) Foot Arthritis:

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Arthritis develops over the years due to abnormal joint wear & tear.
  • This is very common if you have had a previous injury in the midfoot.
  • It is also very common if you are older.
  • This is due to years & decades of abnormal rubbing between the foot joints.