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I Dont Know What Is Wrong with My Foot........

Yesterday early in the morning I was sitting at the computer with my foot tucked under my other leg. (hopefully yall know what I am trying to explain) And I went to put my foot down to stretch it out because you know that feeling you get when you are laying something and have to stretch it out. I figured I would stretch it out and move the foot around a bit since it was crunched for a long time. Anywho as I was moving my foot around it felt kinda nice yet a little discomfort (nothing more than the usual discomfort from having your leg or something in ome position and layed on for a while.) Enough of my rambling I was moving it around and something inside popped. It wasent a loud pop just small and not painful at all. My foot has since then started hurting if I move it a specific direction. No swelling or bruises. Just pain if I try to move it the one direction. I am not quite sure if I should go into the DR or wait a few days. What should I do?

Update: I waited a while for my foot to get better. And it has gotten better....It is still not 100% but I am able to move it almost as much as before and I am able to walk on it ok. Only when it bends far to the left or when I sit on my foot with my leg bent (if that makes sense) it does still hurt. When I eventually get medical insurance (assuming I will get booted off of medicaid since I get child support now and got a job). The job gives medical insurance after 90 days so I suppose I will wait until then.

What can I do next?

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Go to a chiropractor. They should be able to adjust the foot -- may want to x-ray it first!

By the way, I am one. In Allen. If interested, write to me at ____@____.com glad to be of help. And I do adjust extremities!

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It may not be anything but if you go to the doctor go to an orthopedic doctor. 3 years ago my left ankle and foot started swelling...a little at first. hurting. I started out with my general practice lady doctor. she got stuck on the idea it was congestive heart failure. my mother had that but both of her ankles were swollen. Went to arthritis specialist, know I do have arthritis. after xrays, etc he said thats what it was. Wanted me to get zcoil shoes, all kinds of stuff. thank goodness I continued to search for answers. I went to Azalea clinic in Tyler. Walked in and the orthopedic doctor said I know exactly what it is. A torn tendon and a fallen arch. He put me in a cast, then I was in a boot, nothing helped. I need surgery. I still do because I cannot figure out how I can be off my feet for several weeks. I have fallen several times- broke my arm -I am off balance because of pain & swelling... my shoe size went from 8 to 9. when arch falls foot is flat also lost all feeling in heel. Now the swelling looks like a grapefruit between the 2 ankle bones. the pain is indescribeable. A friend of mine had knee surgery then later felt a pop as you did. A tendon snapped in her leg & she immediately had the surgery. As I said I am still trying to figure out a way to be off my feet. My husband is not well, heart disease, diabetes so I do all the driving, a lot of things he used to do. The orthopedic doctor said my tendon tore because of age and the bad part is the other ankle & foot can go too.
Dont waste time on going to your regular doctor like I did.
or a foot doctor. they send patients to Azalea clinic. Hope I can say that on this web site but after 5 or 6 doctors and months of trying to find out...they knew immediately what was wrong. good luck.

My Chiropractor has told me that your back being out of ailignment can do this to your foot. You may want to see a chiropractor. :)

try going to get a foot massage from a reflexologist

E., you may have strained a ligament or tendon. You most likely misaligned the bones in your foot/ankle. You need to see a chiropractor and have her make sure everything is aligned correctly. My grandson used to do that all the time to his foot. Ours just realigns his foot and he is fine.

no need to go to the doctor. Just don't move your foot to the position that causes the pain, as you can aggrivate it more. Put ice on it for 20 minutes when you have time. Your foot should feel better within 2 weeks. Even if you do not use ice, it should be better within that time frame.

I would wait, just cause you may have pulled a muscle or strained it. I would try resting and propping your leg up on some pillows. I've sprained my leg and pulled muscles before and ice and heat and taking Ibuprofin help a lot. If the pain continues after 2-3 days and the pain gets worse, then I would go to the Dr.

Hope you get to feeling better, C.

Try icing it. Otherwise, I have a great chiropractor who works on realigning all joints, if you're interested.

It could be that you damaged your plantar fascia ligament (it's the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot along the length of your arch). This is a fairly common injury and if you've never had a problem before, it will probably go away after a few days. Try icing the area for a few minutes a couple times a day. Also, before doing a lot of walking or standing, do simple stretches (described below). Even if you don't see any swelling, there may still be some, so take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and see if that helps. Also, try to wear sturdy shoes with a good arch support until the pain goes away.

Stretching: Get a long towel and hold both ends of it. while sitting in a chair, lower the towel towards you foot and place the ball of the foot inside the towel. Pull both ends of the towel so that your foot is stretched toward your calf. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Remove your foot from the towel and point it. Then, repeat the stretch.

My mother and I both have problems with this ligament. Stretching is by far one of the best ways to help relieve the pain.

Here is a website with other exercises:

Hi E.,

It sounds like you put a bone out of place in your foot. I would recommend going to a chiropractor that does extremity adjusting and get it adjusted. It is quick and easy and will make you feel a million times better! I am a chiropractor and I have a practice in Plano and Mesquite. If you need a recommendation for a chiropractor in your area, please let me know. If you have any questions, you can call me at ###-###-####.

Dr. Sandra S.

I read through all of your responses and was surprised to note that no one has suggested massage since it does sound like a muscular problem. Although the pain is in the foot, it is quite possible you have a problem in another muscle in the leg or elsewhere that is causing or contributing to your pain. I also thought the suggestion to soak in epsom salt is a good one.

Hope you are better soon!


I'd see a doctor since it is hurting.

And don't, don't, don't sit on your leg. It is not good for you and could give you problems as you get older (that's what I've heard).

I danced for 12 years and I've had every pop and click you can think of. You probably just have a slight strain on the tendon around your ankle. You should try RICE. R stands for rest so stay off of it for a few days, I stands for ice you can ice it for 15 mins at a time while you are resting, C stands for compression wrap the injury while you are icing and resting, E stands for elevation. You probably are working or something so in the evenings when you get home or before you go to be wrap your leg, prop it on a pillow, and ice it for 15 mins. After ice therapy for 48 hours you can alternate ice and heat. Hope you feel better soon.

Go to a chiropractor. They should be able to adjust the foot -- may want to x-ray it first!

By the way, I am one. In Allen. If interested, write to me at ____@____.com glad to be of help. And I do adjust extremities!

I would wait a few days, of course this coming from someone with no insurance.. Probably you just sat on it too long.. If you have no other health problems, and are able to walk and such, I would give it a few days.. You can get, well, kind of like a crick in your neck, in other places.. I was in the med field for 4 years prior to my little one, that is my 2 cents, if it gets worse, go, if not a bit of IBU (Motrin)and take it easy on it, keep stretching it out, but no jumping rope if you get my meaning here.. It more than likely is not broken, this is probably what they will tell you at the DR. office anyway. Again, I am not a Doctor, and this is just what I would do for my self. Hope you feel better!

was it underneath your foot? I pop the tendon in the bottom of my foot in the arch. There is never any swelling and it goes back to normal in a few days. There is a definite pop & you can feel the pop. There's not much you can do for it either.

My feet/ankles do this all the time too. I'm a chiropractor and always look to chiropractic before doing anything else when I am sick or injured rather than pop pills. So I KNOW that getting your foot/ankle adjusted would help. There are lots of little bones and joints in your feet. Sounds like you might have just popped a joint out of alignment. It will usually be tender and sore for a few days, which is likely what you are experiencing. Hope this helps!

The foot can be a tricky thing. I take spin classes and I slammed the bike on the bridge of my foot. It was painful but no thing broken. However the Dr. told me to soak it in warm/hot water with Epson salt. Apparantly there are so many tiny little bones in your foot that could of cracked for some reason. You might want to try that for a couple of days and see if that helps.

Hi E.,

I sat with my foot to the side while judging girls one weekend and had the same experience as you. I went to my chiropractor to have him check it out. A food in my bone was 'lodged/stuck' and after the adjustment, no problem.

If you don't have a chiro, many good ones are available. Graduates from Parker and Palmer have been good experiences for our family.

If in the Flower Mound/Highland Village area,
Dr. Chad Bell - ###-###-####,
Lomonaco Family Chiro ###-###-####

:), M

I might be tempted to go straight to an orthopedic doctor. Dr. Paul Freudigman at Baylor is the best in Dallas!


Dear E. H, Please DO go see your doc! Something could be broken, and you could be making it worse. As Grandma says "It's always better to be safe than sorry."
D. D

We go for Chiro treatments at Alliance Pain Center on the SE corner of Hebron at Josey (next to In Bloom and Wendy's), but if that doesn't help, we also go to Dr Jaryl (yehryl) Korpinen, who is our Podiatrist. They just moved their office to 6309 Preston Road, Ste 1200, Plano, 75024. Their phone # is ###-###-####.

You can tell either Dr that J. S. referred you!

I know how painful foot probs can be, so I'm feeling for you!

Best of Luck~

Sometimes the way we sit or position ourselves for to long can cut off the blood supply to certain parts of our body hence the feeling when legs, feet, arms, hands, go to sleep. When we get the circulation flowing again it can sometimes put pressure on the tendons as muscles and nerves have swollen and the tendon can "pop" over the joints. It can bruise the tendon or the joint space and leave it swollen and uncomfortable. Try some ibuprofen. ON A FULL STOMACH you can take 600mg four times a day or 800mg three times a day. Some people find relief just by taking it at night or in the morning. See what works best for you and try some ice when you are sitting down. I was a medical assistant for 16 yrs so this isn't dr's knowledge, just experience from seeing patients and caring about the wellbeing of others:):)

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