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Foot & Ankle Pain Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists

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Foot & Ankle Pain

The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis and bruised heel. Plantar fasciitis is very common and involves inflammation of the plantar fascia or arch of the foot. If you have pain on the top of the foot then extensor tendinitis or metatarsal fracture are both common. Ball of foot pain can be Sesmoiditis (pain at the base of the big toe) or Metatarsalgia which is a general term for pain around the joints in the forefoot.


  • Pain under the heel
  • Pain developed gradually
  • Pain radiating into the arch
  • Tender to press under the heel
  • Pain worst the morning
  • Pain improves with warm-up
  • Pain increases with exercise
  • Pain worst on weight bearing
  • Pain at the back of the heel
  • Tender to touch the heel bone
  • Swelling
  • Red and warm to the touch
  • Footwear rubs and aggravates the pain
  • Swelling at the back of the heel
  • Pain on the inner mid-foot
  • Pain eases with rest
  • Pain after exercise
  • Pain on the top of the foot
  • Pain on contracting the shin muscles against resistance
  • Pain worse in the morning
  • Pain and tenderness at the inside, back of the ankle
  • Pain on bending the big toe down against resistance
  • Pain in the sole of the foot
  • Tenderness when pressing the sole of the foot
  • Sudden onset of pain
  • A nodule or lump may be felt in the sole of the foot
  • Bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Pain worse at night
  • Tapping the nerve (behind the inner ankle bone) reproduces symptoms
  • Fallen arches
  • Deformity
  • Pain on the outer mid-foot
  • Pain on the outer ankle
  • Tender to touch on the outer mid-foot
  • Pain when running a curve
  • Pain started after an ankle sprain
  • Pain towards the back of the mid-foot
  • Pain on resisted inversion (turning the sole inwards)
  • Pain on pushing the foot downwards
  • Pain on resisted eversion (turning the sole outwards)
  • Tender to press under the inner arch of the foot
  • Pain in the forefoot
  • Pain when you squeeze the forefoot
  • Pain on forefoot push-off
  • Pain between two toes
  • Pain when bending the toes down
  • Pain at the base of the big toe
  • The big toe appears to be bent inwards
  • Tender to press the big toe joint
  • Stiff big toe joint
  • Pain on pressing the big toe down
  • Tender under the big toe joint
  • Tender to touch on the outer ankle
  • Pain when starting exercise which fades throughout
  • Pain in the achilles tendon
  • Pain at the back of the ankle
  • Stiffness in the mornings
  • Pain worst in the morning

Getting a Diagnosis for your Back Pain
If you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your foot or heel, see a doctor. He or she will take your medical history, examine you, and possibly perform tests. These may include X-rays, imaging scans, or blood tests. After the examination the pain management doctors and pain management professionals at CIPAIN will clearly explain to you the condition, possible sources of your pain and which pain treatment will help elevate your pain along with possible course of action and next steps.

Our Doctor will help determine the best course of action to help you with your Foot and heel pain.


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